Training Schedule

Heaton Harriers Club Training Schedule : September 2021 

Since September 2021 the Newcastle University Cochrane Park Sports Ground, Etherstone Avenue, NE7 7JX is our base and most (but not all) of our sessions start from there.

  • Exceptions prove the rule, and the session on Thursday Sept 1st will be a 7pm start in the Rising Sun Country Park!  There are also a few other sessions during the month where we make the most of the fading light to squeeze in runs at the Rising Sun. 
  • We have and are developing new routes/venues for runs within 10 mins of Cochrane Park.  At this stage it will be easiest if we all gather at CP for a 7pm start.  Please be there for 6:55pm for any announcements and a prompt start. 
  • There will be designated Changing Rooms available exclusively to HH (men & women) from 6:45pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  They will be locked at 7pm and re-opened on our return from the session. 

1ST TUESDAYS is Heaton Harriers Club Night in the Bar at Cochrane Park 

We have agreed with Cochrane Park that they will open their bar for us on the first Tuesday of each month between 7:30-9:30pm.  The idea is that we develop it into a Club Night where not only runners from that evening’s session gather but also any club member can drop in and catch up with colleagues.  

Tuesday September 7th is the first one.  Please make a special effort to be there!  

Monthly Mile 

A change to the timing.  From this month, the Monthly Mile will be on the LAST Monday of the month.  The next one will be on September 27th


Please continue to take personal responsibility for good Covid19 habits and in particular 

  • Please do not turn up if you have any symptoms of potential illness.   
  • If you do join the session, ensure that you practice appropriate social distancing and hygiene practices. 
  • Remember, also, that you still representing your club in these training sessions so please be mindful of other members of the public and apply social distancing guidelines to everyone and not just your group. 

Stay Safe and Keep Running! 

Club Sessions: September 2021 

Date Session Pace Logistics Notes 
N.B.  New locations for start of sessions!  
Thursday 2nd Sept   Dukes Pond Laps – approx 0.4mile 1 km pace Area outside Rising Sun Country Park Café (NE12 9SS) 30 min session. Alternate loops with partner. One runs, other recovers 
Sunday 5th  Long Run @9am Comfortable Car Park at COCHRANE PARK (NE7 7JX) Distance & pace per group 
1st session where we meet at Cochrane Park. Changing Rooms available and the Bar is open to HH Members (running or not) 7:30-9:30pm 
Tuesday 7th     Tempo & Pace.  2x 3km tempoCOCHRANE PARK (NE7 7JX) 3km, 4 min recovery,3km  
Thursday 9th     200m Relays Fast! C.P. Runner 1 runs to runner 2 to 3,  12 min, 2 min break, repeat 12 
Sunday 12th      Long Run @9am Comfortable Car Park at CP Distance & pace  per group 
Tuesday 14th   Tempo 5 mile 10km pace C.P. Even paced run  
Thursday 16th  Hills.  Fig 8 at Rising Sun Full effort up, easy down TOP OF HILL @ Rising Sun 30 mins continuous loop 
Sunday 19th   Long Run @9am Comfortable Car Park at CP Distance & pace per group 
Tuesday 21st  800m reps 1 mile pace west street, meet 6.50 for 7 o clock start.30 mins. 800m, 50% time recovery, repeat 
Thursday 23rd  400m Reps 1 km pace C.P. 30 min session with 2 min recovery between reps 
Sunday 26th  Long Run @9am Comfortable Car Park at CP Distance & pace per group 
Monday 27th      Monthly Mile Warm up so ready to race on ‘Go’ Junction of West St & Rutland Rd (NE28 8QH) Sign up @ 7pm with starts from 7:15pm 
Tuesday 28th    Tempo Inverted Pyramid!  1lap-then 2 laps-then 3 laps 5km pace C.P. @7pm Paddy Freeman park @ 7:15pm Each lap is approx. 0.75 mile. 2 mins between reps 
Thursday 30th  Out & Back 10km C.P. 20 mins out, 18 mins back 

Please note, when forming mini-groups at the start of a session ensure that you agree a pace and then keep to it!  For each session there is guidance on the pace.  Some people are too modest in stating the pace that they will run then go off and run faster.  This is disruptive for others in the group and detrimental to the session.  Be realistic but challenge yourself too!