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 1st 10x90sec effort, 90sec rec

Thurs 3rd Sale Sizzler 5K

Tues 8th Session in John Leigh Park 4 sets of: 1x30sec hill rep, 1x90 sec sustained effort, 1x30sec hill rep, 1x 3min-30sec sustained effort. 2min rec between efforts & 4mins between sets

Tues 15th 10x 300m, 2min rec

Thurs 17th Sale Sizzler 5K

Sun 20th Birchwood 10K, Warrington (club championship race)

Tues 22nd 5 sets of 3x 200m, 60 sec rec. 4mins between sets

Tues 29th 10x 400m, 2 min rec


Tues 5th  4sets of 700m, 90sec rec, 300m. 3min between sets

Sat 9th North West Road Relays, Stanley Park, Blackpool


Sat 16th Northern 6&4 stage Road Relays, Sport City

Tues 19th 8x 500m, 2min rec

Tues 26th 6x 800m, 2min rec

Future events

7th Oct National 6&4 stage road relays, Sutton Park, Birmingham

15th Oct Manchester I/2 Marathon (club championship race)

21st Oct Northern Cross Country Relays, Graves Park, Sheffield

4th Nov National Cross Country Relays, Mansfield

19 Nov Preston 10 mile (club championship race)

26 Nov Wilmslow 10k (club championship race)