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 05.09.2017
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
5 sets of 200m, 60secs rest, 200m, 60secs rest, 400m , 4mins rest between sets
(800/1500m runners sets 1, 3 & 5 only)

Thurs 07.09.2017
Cruise Intervals at Playing Fields at bottom Salisbury Rd off A56 Altrincham
3 to 6 x 2 lap 80secs recovery (number dependant on target race distance)


Tues 12.09.2017
Club Mile Champs


Thurs 14.09.2017
Stamford Park, meet at park car park on Stamford Park Road 7:15
5 to 8 x 1K lap 60secs recovery (number dependant on target race distance)


Tues 19.09.2017
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
4 x 300m 80secs jog recovery, 2 x 400m 2mins  jog recovery, 1 x 800m 2½mins  jog recovery, 2 x 400m 2mins jog recovery, 4 x 300m 80secs jog recovery


Thurs 21.09.2017
Timperley Track:
12 x 75sec efforts 60 secs recovery


Tues 26.09.2017
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 60secs with 3mins jog between sets


Thurs 28.09.2017
Delaheyes Road Hill meet at traffic lights at bottom hill 7:15
7 x hill reps jog down recovery


Tues 03.10.2017
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
2 x 30sec effort 30sec recovery, 2 x 60sec effort 60sec recovery, 2 x 90 sec effort 90sec recovery, 2 x 2mins effort 2mins recovery, 2 x 90 sec effort 90sec recovery, 2 x 60sec effort 60sec recovery, 2 x 30sec effort 30sec recovery.


Thurs 05.10.2017
Stamford Park, meet at park car park on Stamford Park Road 7:15
5 to 8 x 1K lap 60secs recovery (number dependant on target race distance)


Tues 10.10.2017
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
12 x 90secs effort 75secs recovery


Thurs 12.10.2017
Stamford Park, meet at park car park on Stamford Park Road 7:15
3 to 4 x 2K (2 laps) 2mins recovery (number dependant on target race distance)

Tues 17.10.2017
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
5 sets of 90sec effort, 60secs rest, 60secs effort, 30secs rest, 30secs effort, 3mins jog between sets.


Thurs 19.10.2017
Delaheyes Road Hill meet at traffic lights at bottom hill 7:15
7 x hill reps jog down recovery


Tues 24.10.2017
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
2 x 30sec effort 30sec recovery, 2 x 60sec effort 60sec recovery, 2 x 90 sec effort 90sec recovery, 2 x 2mins effort 2mins recovery, 2 x 90 sec effort 90sec recovery, 2 x 60sec effort 60sec recovery, 2 x 30sec effort 30sec recovery.


Thurs 26.10.2017
Stamford Park, meet at park car park on Stamford Park Road 7:15
6 to 9 x 1K lap 60secs recovery (number dependant on target race distance)