Training Schedule


Please remember that the sessions below are weather dependent and that they may change on the night to accommodate for poor running conditions, tentative club sessions for the next couple of months are below (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

We need volunteers to help leading the sessions on tuesday and thursday evenings. If you are willing to help please get in touch.


Training sessions are done in training groups, an explanation about the groups can be found here

The training plan from now until March is based on a 4 week cycle of hard, medium hard, very hard and then easy weeks. Each week is then broken down as follows:

  • Mondays are rest / recovery days (sauna/swim/massage etc)
  • Tuesdays are very hard club session
  • Wednesdays are easy run
  • Thursdays are medium hard
  • Fridays are medium longer relaxed run
  • Weekends are as follows, if competing on Saturday make Sunday’s long run easy/medium paced. If not competing on Saturday do a shorter fast run on Saturday and make Sunday’s long run medium/fast paced. If competing on Sunday have a rest/recovery (sauna/swim/massage etc) on Saturday, compete on Sunday and have a relaxed shorter recovery run on Monday. DO NOT COMPETE ON BOTH DAYS.


Competitive Running

Try to grade your competitive runs in the following three categories:

A – important race or pb attempt
B – possible time trial or faster run(e.g. Parkrun, NEHL)
C – particpation/social run, for club points or fun



Tuesday 30th September
Matthew Bank 26 mins
Aim: Strength endurance/technique
Distance is club to session 2.0 miles, 2-4 mile session, 2.0 mile session to Club, total distance is 5.5-7.5 miles. If going straight to session meet at Matthew Bank at 7:25.

Thursday 2nd October
6-8 400m with 70% recovery @Coast Road between Coach Lane and Station Road. If meeting there please be there by 7:20.

Distance: Club to session 2 miles, session 2 miles, session to club 2 miles, total mileage 6 miles.

Sunday 5th October
Hell Hole 10k
Tuesday 7th October
3-5 1km with 70% recovery @Balliol. If meeting there please be there by 7:20.

Distance: Club to session 1.6 miles, session 3 miles, session to club 1.6 miles, total mileage 6.2 miles.

Thursday 9th October
Running / coordination drills with Trevor @TBC

Saturday 11th October
NEHL XC East Cramlington


Tuesday 14th October
Club Handicap @Wallsend

Distance: 5k / 3.1 miles
Thursday 16th October
20 mins out, 18 mins back

Distance: 4-6 miles


Tuesday 21st October
Gosforth Central Park Paarlauf, 25 mins

Distance: club to session 2.2 miles, session 2-3 miles, session to club 2.2 miles, total mileage 6.5-7.5 miles
Thursday 23rd October
Test session: speed, power, ABC’s, flexibility with Trevor
Saturday 25th October
NEHL XC Sherman Cup Temple Park South Shields


Tuesday 28th October
Thursday 30th October


Tuesday 4th November
Thursday 6th November


Tuesday 11th November
Thursday 13th November
Sunday 16th November
Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile


Tuesday 18th November
Thursday 20th November


Tuesday 25th November
Thursday 27th November
Saturday 29th November
NEHL XC Wallington Hall


Tuesday 2nd December
Thursday 4th December


Tuesday 9th December
Thursday 11th December
Saturday 13th December
North Easterns XC Town Moor


Tuesday 16th December
Thursday 18th December


Tuesday 23rd December
Thursday 25th December

New Members

Would you like to train with Heaton Harriers? New members are always welcome. Please see the contact us page for details.