Training Schedule

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.  

This month, we will be running the Club Handicap 5km (on a new course) followed by… 

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.  The idea is that we develop it into a regular 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. Please make a special effort to be there!  

Good Housekeeping 

  • As the nights draw in please wear hi-vis clothing for your own safety and those running with you. 
  • We are still developing new training routes and areas near to our Cochrane Park base.  Wherever possible, please join the session at C.P. until we have established the new locations. 
  • 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. 
  • A reminder that 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.

Covid19 

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: October 2021 

Date Session Pace Logistics Notes 
Unless stated, please meet up at CP @ 6:55pm for 7pm departure 
Sunday 3rdOctober   Long Run @9am Comfortable Car Park at Cochrane Park (NE7 7JX) 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 5th     Club Handicap 5km RACE PACE! Cochrane Park  Sign up from 7pm for 7:15pm start  
Thursday 7th     400m Reps 1 km pace C.P. 30 min session with 2 min recovery between reps 
Sunday 10th      Long Run @9am Comfortable Car Park at CP Distance & pace  per group 
Tuesday 12th   Tempo, 2*2 mile 10km pace C.P. 3-5 min recovery  
Thursday 14th  Out & Back 10km pace C.P. 20min Out,18min Back 
Sunday 17th   Long Run @9am Comfortable Car Park at CP Distance & pace per group 
Tuesday 19th  Hills, Mathew Bank Effort Up, recovery Down C.P. @ 6:55pm or MB @7:15pm 30 mins session 
Thursday 21st   Parlauf (Fast & Easy) Fast lap of park, recovery when partner runs C.P.@ 6:55pm or Park in Gosforth (St Nicholas Av, NE3 1RG) @ 7.15pm 30 mins of alternate laps with partner. 
Sunday 24th  Long Run @9am Comfortable Car Park at C.P. Distance and pace per group 
Monday 25th      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 26th    1km Reps
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5km pace C.P. @ 6.55pm 
session starts 7.15 balliol(map on homepage post)
30 mins, half run time recoveries 
Thursday 28th  Pace, 200m Relay Fast C.P. 3 person teams. 2*15mins, 3 min break 
Sunday 31st  Long Run @9am N.B. Clocks! Comfortable Car Park at CP Distance & pace per group 

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!