Training Schedule

Since September 2021 the Newcastle University Cochrane Park Sports Ground, Etherstone Avenue, NE7 7JX is our base . 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.   

Heaton Harriers Club Training Schedule : December 2021

Start the month with…Check-in @ Checkley’s on Tuesday December 7th

1ST TUESDAY of the month Check-in @ Checkley’s Heaton Harriers Club Night in the Bar at Cochrane Park. All members (running or not) are welcome on the first Tuesday of each month between 7:30-9:30pm.

On Tuesday 21st December the 2021 Rington’s Cup will be held followed by the and Xmas Social (including quiz) at Cochrane Park. Full Details to follow. 

Ahead of the Club Social events, and car sharing to XC races, please take a Covid Lateral Flow test to ensure that you are not, unknowingly, carrying the virus.


  • Please wear hi-vis clothing for your own safety and those running with you.
  • In the reception area at Cochrane Park there is a Heaton Harriers dedicated Noticeboard. Take a look to be up to date on latest Club news.
  • HH designated Changing Rooms are available at C.P. each Tuesday and Thursday for our exclusive use. They will be locked at 7pm and re-opened on our return from the session.


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: December 2021  (an ‘about session’ post will be posted on the Heaton home page on the morning of the session)

Tuesday 30th November .Session is a 5 mile tempo run from coach lane bus stop, more about session and route will be on homepage post.

Date  Session  Pace  Logistics  Notes 
Unless stated, please meet up at CP @ 6:55pm for 7pm departure 
Thursday 2nd       200m Relays  Stride out/fast  C.P.  2*12 min with 3 min break 
Sunday 5th       Long Run @9am  Comfortable  Car Park at CP  Distance & pace  per group 
1st Tuesday Check-in @ Checkley’s Cochrane Park.   Bar is open to HH Members (running or not) 7:30-9:30pm 
Tuesday 7th Newton Park 2k efforts 5k pace Cochrane Park   New 2k loop 
Thursday 9th   Out &back 10k pace C.P.   20/18 Juniors 15/13
Saturday 11th North Eastern XC Championships at Sedgefield  Sign up! 
Sunday 12th     Long Run @9am    Comfortable  Car Park at C.P.  Distance and pace per group 
Tuesday 14th     Heaton park hills Hard up easy down C.P. 30 min session
Thursday 16th     Coast road 400s Vo2 max C.P. 20 mins short recovery
Sunday 19th     Long Run @9am    Comfortable  Car Park at C.P.  Distance and pace per group 
Tuesday 21st Rington’s Cup 5km  Race pace  7pm START  Full Details to follow 
Thursday 23rd      David loyd hills Hard up easy down CP @6:55pm  25 mins juniors 20 mins
Sunday 26th    It’s Boxing Day so take a break but if you insist … 
  Long Run @9am  VERY  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    Heaton Pursuit  new course 2 / newton 4k 10km pace with efforts  C.P.  Max 6 per group 
Thursday 30th      Parlaf fast and easy  Fast lap of park small lap recovery C.P. 6.55 or park in gosforth7.10 30 min session 

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!