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

Sessions 14.08.2017 to 07.09.2017


Tues 08.08.2017
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
3 sets of 600m, 60secs rest, 400m, 60secs rest, 300m 60secs rest, 200m, 3mins rest between sets
(800/1500m runners sets 1 and 3 only)
Thurs 10.08.2017
Timperley Track:
12 x 75secs effort 60secs recovery
Tues 15.08.2017
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 recovery
(800/1500m runners sets 1,3 and 5 only)
 Thurs 17.08.2017
Cruise Intervals at Playing Fields at bottom Salisbury Rd off A56 Altrincham
6 to 12 x 1 lap 40secs recovery (number dependant on target race distance)
Tues 22.08.2017
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 and 5 only)
Thurs 24.08.2017
John Leigh Park (2 sessions both taking place)
2 sets of 5 x 30sec hill reps jog down recovery, jog lap between sets
                or
5 to 8 x 4mins hilly effort 2mins jog recovery (choose relevant to target races)
Tues 29.08.2017
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.
(800/1500m runners sets 1,3 and 5 only)
Thurs 31.08.2017
Timperley Track:
10 x 90secs effort 75secs recovery
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)