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
Tues 12th CLUB MILE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sat 16th Northern 6&4 stage Road Relays, Sport City
Tues 19th 8x 500m, 2min rec
Tues 26th 6x 800m, 2min rec
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)