Training

The club meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the Knaresborough Cricket club (see map) and offers a wide range of groups to cater for all abilities.

An overview of the groups we run, all led by run leaders, is below.

The Jogging Group
This is our biggest group in the club and a great place to find out what we are all about. This group caters for all – from the complete novice runner, up to the seasoned weekend 10k racer. So if you are new to running or training for a first event this is a great place to come and experience the Striders first hand. At present we have two to three joggers groups heading out each training night.

The Intermediate Group
This group is aimed at the regular runner who enjoys a good run out with a few stops to catch your breath on the way. The usual sessions for this group would entail a longer (steady paced) run of a round 5 miles on a Tuesday, with a more relaxed shorter 4 mile run on a Thursday.

The Runners Group
This group is aimed at the regular runner who runs at a pace of 09:00 minute miles or faster. The group goes out on a Thursday evening for a run of approximately 10km.

Structured Training Sessions
Taking place on Tuesdays, these sessions are aimed at everyone who is looking to improve. Using a mix of intervals, hills, speed and endurance work the aim is to make you fitter, faster and stronger while still enjoying yourself and adding an occasional bit of healthy competition thrown in for good measure! So if you are chasing that parkrun PB or want to move up from one group to the next, come along on a Tuesday and we will do our best to help.

Courses
Zero to Hero (AKA – Couch to 5k)
This course does what is says on the tin – taking complete non-runners up to a 5km run after 8 weeks of training. The course is taken by a group of qualified run leaders who will take you through every aspect of running so you can comfortably and confidently join our other groups at the end. This course is run every January-March, however if you are interested in joining outside of these times, please contact the club to see how we can help you reach your goals.

Our next Z2H course starts in January 2019. Further details will be posted here when available.