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 3rd Grass session 10x500m, 90 sec rec

 Tues 10th 12x 90 sec effort, 75 sec rec

Sat 14th Manchester CCL, Heaton Park (no entries on the day)

Sun 15th Manchester ½ Marathon (club championship race)

Tuesday 17th 5 sets of: 90sec effort, 60sec rec, 60sec effort, 30sec rec, 30sec effort. 3min jog between sets

Tues 24th Grass session 10x500m, 90sec rec

Tues 31st Grass session 2x1000m, 7x500m, 90sec rec


Sat 4th National XC relays – Mansfield

Tues 7th 5 sets of 3x 400m 90sec rec. 3mins jog rec between sets

Sat 11th MCCL Boggart Hole Clough (no entries on the day)

Tues 14th Grass session 2x1000m, 8x500m, 90sec rec

Sun 19th Preston 10Mile (club championship race)

Tues 21st 4sets of 1x700m, 90sec rec,1x300m. 3mins jog rec between sets

Sun 26th Wilmslow 10K (club championship race)

Tues 28th Grass session 3x1000m 7x500m, 90sec rec

Future events

Sat 2nd Dec MCCL – Kenworthy Woods/Univ Fields (no entries on the day)

Sun 3rd Stockport 10M (club championship race)

Sat 16th ADAC Xmas handicap, John Leigh Park

Sat 13th Jan MCCL Woodbank Park (no entries on the day)