General Training Sessions

These sessions are based on those devised by the recently retired coach Don Nichol.

Don had been a member of Altrincham since 1976, taking up coaching the following year. He eventually reached level 4 for coaching endurance events and Marathon. He was also North West Regional Coach for endurance events.

He later lectured on developing endurance at Lancaster University and also lectured at South Trafford College on Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics.

The sessions are now run by Mansel Pope, the current  club chair, and himself a runner with more than thirty years experience.

The sessions are held every Tuesday evening at the track on Park Road, Timperley at 7.15pm and athletes should be warmed up and ready to start at this time.

Non members of the club are welcome to attend these sessions, but a decent level of fitness and running background are required to manage and complete each session.

If you have any queries regarding the sessions before attending, please feel free to contact Mansel

0161 927 7401, 07724 836079 or

General Training Sessions at Timperley Track – Start Time 7.15 (and future events)


Tues 2nd 5 sets of 3x 300m, 75sec rec, 3min jog between sets

Sun 7th Manchester Marathon

Tues 9th 6x 800m, 2min rec

Tues 16th See Phil Nichol’s session

Tues 23rd 4 sets of 3x 400m, 75 sec rec, 3min jog between sets

Fri 26th Mid Cheshire 5K

Tues 30th Session in John Leigh Park

4 sets of 30sec hill rep, 90sec sustained effort, 30sec hill rep, 3.5 min effort, 2mins between efforts, 4mins between sets


Tues 7th 12x 90sec, 60sec rec

Tues 14th 8x 300m, 2min rec, followed by Club AGM at Timperley Hockey/Cricket club 8.15

Tues 21st Session in John Leigh Park.

See April 30th

Thurs 23rd Dunham Park 5K hosted by ADAC, marshals required

Tues 28th See Phil Nichol’s session