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Residential Courses

Next course will be at Spinkhill, near Sheffield from Friday 28th to Sunday 31st October 2010.
Full details can be found HERE

A sample course itinerary is available here.
This was from the March 2007 course at Ardingly and gives a flavour of what to expect.
Here are some of the things that people said about the last course - Quotes


Our spring course is held at Ardingly College, Sussex and is based around pre-track season training. The huge grassed areas at Ardingly are kind to the athletes legs and specimen 800m and 1500m sessions are carried out. The traditional 7.00am morning run is a feature of all our courses and this is more of a wake-up run as opposed to a dedicated set pace. Gym work is also done in the form of drills and strength exercises and three different lectures give the athletes and coaches excellent value-for-money. Evening activities are also arranged and the attendees have something to do almost every minute of the day!

Ardingly training course


Our autumn course is held at Ogmore-by-Sea, South Wales and its unique natural training areas are renowned. The infamous ‘Big Dipper’ sand hill at Merthyr Mawr soon finds out who is the strongest, but all athletes tackle it with vigour. The Sunday session is held on the flat, hard sand at Southerndown in the picturesque bay. On all of our courses we choose an athlete of the course, both male and female and this gives them the opportunity to come to another course free of charge. This is always a difficult decision for the coaches and they look not necessarily for the best athlete, but the one with the best attitude.

Big Dipper at Merthyr Mawr

Cliff College

We are always on the look-out for new venues and the criteria we seek are suitable training areas, good food and accommodation and facilities that have lecture rooms and a sportshall along with reasonable accessibility. We held one of our autumn courses in the Derbyshire Peak District at Cliff College in Calver and this provided a much different terrain for training. It is an extremely hilly area, but we also had the luxury of training in the beautiful grounds of Chatsworth Park and this proved to be very popular with the athletes. We now have three courses a year, Ardingly in the spring, Ogmore in the autumn and a new venue for a second autumn course a month later.

Cliff college training course


Our latest course was held at The Frontier Centre, Irthlingborough in Northamptonshire. This was another brand new venue and it proved to be a perfect setting for training with vast grassed areas that provided hills, circuits and flat surfaces and along with the excellent accommodation, lecture rooms and restaurant it was deemed by athletes and coaches as one of our best locations. It was so good that we booked the 2007 course whilst still there! The tried and tested format was used again and over 50 athletes put their names forward for the next course in the spring at Ardingly College.

Irthlingborough training course