Few runners have the benefit of expert guidance in strength and conditioning, so that they can build up their core strength so that they can run more effectively and enjoyably, nor in drills, exercises and interval training, so that they can learn to run faster than race pace and take their running to a higher level.

Most runners who take up the sport as adults have not had the benefit of training in drills, injury prevention, race techniques, and planning of training. Our expert coaches can help in all these aspects.

These sessions supplement regular training runs, on your own, or in groups or clubs. And they also offer testing sessions, workshops and other support for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge and practice of running. It’s not just a case of putting one foot in front of the other, unfortunately!

Coach Led Training Sessions

Improve your running with our top-notch coach led training sessions! We’ve got some of the best coaches in the North of England to help you take your running to the next level. Benefits include:

Expert coaching and advice
Core strength and conditioning for more effective running and injury prevention
Track based interval training to increase speed
Drills & exercises to improve technique and running efficiency

Let our expert coaches help you with all aspects of training such as: drills, injury prevention, race techniques, and planning of training.

Joining our sessions will give you the benefits of expert guidance in strength and conditioning. At our gym sessions you will build up your core strength to run more effectively and enjoyably. Our track sessions include drills, exercises and interval training so you can learn to run faster and take your running to a higher level.

Use these sessions to supplement your regular training runs, on your own or in groups or clubs. We also offer testing, workshops and other support for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge and practice of running.

We offer year-round 15 week Seasonal Programmes with two sessions each week. These sessions are suitable for runners of all standards who wish to improve their running. The two sessions are independent – you can sign up for one or both sessions each week.

Read more below or sign up using the boxes on the right (please note that places may be limited by the facilities available and will be filled on a first-come first-served basis).
Circuits, Drills and Plyometrics

Build Core Strength – more details
Mondays 7.30pm –  9pm, Bradford Grammar School, Frizinghall
Drills and Interval Session

Build Speed and Endurance – more details
Wednesdays 7pm –  8.30pm, UAK track, Greenhead Road, Keighley
Expert Coaching

BRIAN SCOBIE was till recently England Athletics’ Area Endurance Coach Mentor for Yorkshire & Humberside. He has coached marathon runners such as Peter Whitehead (4th, World Champs), Angie Pain-Hulley (10th, Olympics ’88), and Veronique Marot (twice British record-holder, winner London Marathon, 2nd New York Marathon, three times winner of Houston Marathon, etc.), and is the coach of several 2008/2012 Paralympics medalists.

ILONA MELOUNOVA is a former international athlete and was a member of the Czech Olympic sprint squad. She is a specialist coach who trained at the Charles University (a top sports institution) in Prague. Ilona has coached many Paralympic athletes. She also leads the Bradford Athletics Academy for students and junior athletes.
Fees

Full details of fees can be found here.

Short Courses

Subject to demand, we also organise Short Courses, such as off-road running technique, navigation for runners and long-runs for road runners, or introductions for complete beginners.