JUNIOR RUN SESSIONS – YOUNG GUNS
We understand what it takes to be able to improve your running and take it to the next level as a junior runner. That’s why we have YOUNG GUNS. YOUNG GUNS is not only an Interval training session but an education on running, carefully structured and delivered professionally, by our passionate coaches.
In 2021 we are running two weekly sessions (Monday and Thursday 4pm ) and for the first time ever offering a Young Guns Performance on Monday at 4pm.
Whilst all young runners are able to run on Thursdays, we have introduced a new Monday session. This session is targeted towards junior runners that take their running seriously and are able to commit to run training at least once more during the week. This can be by joining the Thursday pm session or by doing the session in their own time during the week.
Our runners range in age from 5-14 years generally, however as every young runner is unique we are flexible and will determine together with the parents the best session and or group for your aspiring athlete. We place an emphasis on skill and technique development for our young runners whilst always making sure the sessions are fun and relaxed!
We totally get that running those harder sessions by yourself can be difficult. Even those at the top of their chosen profession find that if they really want to improve and be challenged, a group environment is a huge advantage
YOUNG GUNS is a weekly running workout, which runs for approximately 60 minutes. The sessions follow a carefully planned and structured sequence of form, interval running, and basic strength exercises to allow young runners of varying abilities to be challenged, motivated and ultimately improve by becoming faster, stronger and more aware runners. Although each weekly session during the term is unique it follows a specific structure including gradual warm-up, dynamic warm-up incorporating drills, running, strengthening exercises a cool down – and of course lots of FUN!
Whilst we do cover shorter repetitions in some of our sessions, our overall running development is for juniors that are looking to improve fitness and target middle distance running events and Cross Country. Many of our runners progress through the school ranks of XC representation and we have runners annually that make it to Nationals Cross-County.