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


Thurs 18.01.2018
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 23.01.2018
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 between sets


Thurs 25.01.2018
Stamford Park, meet at park car park on Stamford Park Road 7:15
3 to 5 x 2K (2 laps) 2mins recovery (number dependant on target race distance)


Tues 30.01.2018
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
5 sets, 90secs effort, 60secs rest, 60secs effort 30secs rest, 30secs effort. 3mins jog between sets

Thurs 01.02.2018
Delaheyes Road Hill meet at traffic lights at bottom hill 7:15
10 x hill reps jog down recovery


Tues 06.02.2018
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
14 x 90secs effort 75secs recovery

Thurs 08.02.2018
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 13.02.2018
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
2 x 45sec effort 45sec 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 45sec effort 45sec recovery.

Thurs 15.02.2018
Stamford Park, meet at park car park on Stamford Park Road 7:15
3 to 5 x 2K (2 laps) 2mins recovery (number dependant on target race distance)

 


Tues 20.02.2018
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 between sets

Thurs 22.02.2018
Delaheyes Road Hill meet at traffic lights at bottom hill 7:15
10 x hill reps jog down recovery


Tues 27.02.2018
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts 7:15)
5 sets, 90secs effort, 60secs rest, 60secs effort 30secs rest, 30secs effort. 3mins jog between sets

Thurs 01.03.2018
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 05.03.2018
Timperley Track:
For those that want to do them, Drills at 7:00pm (main session starts at 7:15)
1 x 800m 3mins jog recovery, 4 x 400m 2mins jog recovery, 4 x 300m 90secs jog recovery, 4 x 200m 60secs jog recovery