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 6th Grass session, 1x1500m, 2x1000m, 8x500m all with 90secs rec

Sat 10th MCCL- Wythenshawe Park (no entries on the day)

Tues 13th Track – 10x 500m, 90sec rec

Tues 20th Grass session, 6x 1000m, 2x 500m all with 90 secs rec

Sat 24th National XC Championships, Parliament Hill, London

Tues 27th Track – 5 sets of 1x700m, 90 sec rec followed by 1x 300m. 3min jog rec between sets


Sun 4th Trafford 10K (hosted by ADAC), marshals needed

Tues 6th 6x800m, 2min rec

Tues 13th 12x 90secs, 60 sec rec

Sun 18th Wilmslow half marathon

Tues 20th 4 sets of 3x400m, 75 secs rec. 3min jog rec between sets.

Tues 27th 10x500m, 90 sec rec

Future events


Sun 8th Manchester Marathon, ADAC will be marshalling a section,

Please volunteer your services.

Tues 24th ADAC AGM