Phil Nichol

Phil joined the club over 40 years ago at the age of nine. As an athlete he ran at county level for nearly 30 years competing for Cheshire, Greater Manchester & Derbyshire.

He has won county medals at track, road and x-country, as well as a British Polytechnics vest for the steeplechase. In later years he turned to the marathon where he won the prestigious Snowdonia Marathon on what is allegedly the toughest road course in Europe.

Phil is a level 2 endurance coach, who has coached senior athletes to International, Area and County vests on road track and cross country. His athletes have won The Manchester Marathon reached the final at the AAA’s Senior Track Championships, and won area medals and county titles.

He has a Sports Degree from Carnegie College, Leeds, where he specialised in exercise physiology and athletics. Phil has a training group for U17 and Senior athletes both male and female at Timperley Track on a Tuesday, and other locations on a Thursday.

Phil’s Tuesday and Thursday Sessions are below, the sessions are aimed at Distance & Middle Distance Runners U17 to Seniorr (unless agreed by Phil). Please speak to Phil if you wish to join his group. All sessions start at 7:15pm so athletes should be warmed up and ready to go.

Sessions

Tues 19.02.2019
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
6 sets of 90sec effort, 60secs rest, 60secs effort, 30secs rest, 30secs effort, 3mins jog between sets

Thurs 21.02.2019
Stamford Park, meet at park car park on Stamford Park Road 7:15
3 to 5 x 2k with 2min recovery (number dependant on target race distance)

Tues 26.02.2019
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
12 x 90secs with 75secs recovery

Thurs 28.02.2019
Delaheyes Road Hill meet at traffic lights at bottom hill 7:15
8 x hill reps jog down recovery

Tues 05.03.2019
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
2 x 2mins with 90secs rest, 3mins recovery jog, 4 x 90secs with 75secs recovery, 4 x 60secs with 60secs recovery, 3mins recovery jog, 6mins tempo, 3mins recovery jog, 4 x 40secs 60secs recovery

Thurs 07.03.2019
Stamford Park, meet at park car park on Stamford Park Road 7:15
6 to 10 x 1K lap 60secs recovery (number dependant on target race distance

Tues 12.03.2019
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
4 x 60secs effort with 60secs recovery, 8 x 90secs effort with 75secs recovery, 4 x 60secs effort with 60secs recovery

Thurs 14.03.2019
Stamford Park, meet at park car park on Stamford Park Road 7:15
3 to 5 x 2k with 2min recovery (number dependant on target race distance

Tues 19.03.2019 (joint session with Mansel’s Group)
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
4 x 60secs effort with 60secs recovery, 3 x 90secs effort with 75secs recovery, 2 x 2mins effort with 90secs recovery, 3 x 90secs effort with 75secs, 4 x 60secs effort with 60secs recovery

Thurs 21.03.2019
Delaheyes Road Hill meet at traffic lights at bottom hill 7:15
8 x hill reps jog down recovery

Tues 26.03.2019
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
5 sets of 3 x 300m with 60secs recovery, 3mins jog between sets (800/1500m runners sets 1, 3 & 5 only)

Thurs 28.03.2019
Stamford Park, meet at park car park on Stamford Park Road 7:15
6 to 10 x 1K lap 60secs recovery (number dependant on target race distance

Tues 02.04.2019
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
5 sets of 4 x 200m every 70secs with 3mins jog recovery

Thurs 04.04.2019
Stamford Park, meet at park car park on Stamford Park Road 7:15
3 to 5 x 2k with 2min recovery (number dependant on target race distance