There are many benefits to joining the senior group at the club.
The club caters for all ages and all levels of ability so don’t think that “you aren’t fast enough to join the Harriers”, an often misplaced perception people have.
Training, which takes place on a Tuesday and Thursday evening at Eastbourne track consists of timed intervals which the individual will run at their own pace. So actually these sessions would benefit anyone starting out with a basic level of fitness to your Olympic Athletes.
As our sessions are mostly held on a track, there’s the assurance that you could never be left behind as you are running on a 400m circuit. Everyone is really friendly and new members are always welcome along to try us out to see if they like it. We’ve seen a number of people come along with fears about not being fast enough and end up signing for the club on the same night as they have loved the atmosphere and the banter that goes hand in hand with the running.
In addition to the training side of being a senior member, there are a number of fun relays and club races that we do throughout the year where everyone supports each other and usually end up having a social gathering afterwards to celebrate the day. The senior section is built on teamwork, fun and trust. Everyone has an open and honest relationship and work together. It’s an absolute pleasure to work with and be part of a group of like-minded people.
The added benefit of being a senior with family is that if you have children or grandchildren running at the club then the senior section works parallel to the junior sessions at the same place so you can get healthy and keep an eye on the kids at the same time who will be well looked after by our experienced coaches.
Road Running, Track & Field, Cross Country, Trail running, Ultra running, Relays
If you think that you would benefit from these sessions or like the sound of how the Darlington Harriers are set up then please give Paul Cook a call on 07967 262095 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Nutrition and hydration are two commonly asked questions about running and i'm sure if you asked 100 different athletes you will get 100 different responses. However if you are looking for some general advice around nutrition and hydration, this can be obtained through England Athletics who provide some really useful information. Always remember to eat something after training ideally within the first 30 minutes of finishing exercise.
Pictured above is a basic food model diagram
Feet - information on foot pain
Runners knee - Details about 'Runners knee' aka Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Illiotibial Band Syndrome - Information about the IT Band, a recurring and difficult to treat common running injury
Shin Splints - catch-all term for anything that hurts below the knee!
Plantar Fasciitis - Information on treating and dealing with 'policeman's heal'!
Looking for local races?
|Date||Day||Session||Location||Start Time||Approx. .Finish Time|
|6||Tuesday||Hill Reps (focus on backwards arm drive)||Elm Ridge||18:15||19:15|
|13||Tuesday||4,3,3,2,2,1,1,1, 3 x 30 off 50% (@3k pace)||Eastbourne Complex||18:15||19:15|
|15||Thursday||XC session||Eastbourne Complex||18:15||19:15|
|17||Saturday||Parkrun / Road relays||Various / Hetton||09:00|
|20||Tuesday||Fartlek (sprints should be at 85% effort)||Elm Ridge||18:15|
|22||Thursday||XC Training||Eastbourne Complex||18:15||19:15|
|24||Saturday||Parkrun / National XC||Various / Parliament Hill||09:00|
|27||Tuesday||Parlauf Session 2 x 10 mins (85% effort)||Eastbourne Complex||18:15||19:15|
Seniors training with any of the Junior Coaches, please refer to the junior page for the timetable