All the GP Race results are now current with the exception of the Parkrun event (will be posted shortly).
The latest event was at Knockhill last night where a few people ran for the Club for the first time with a couple of outstanding results.
Kevin Boyd, finished in a great time of 24:02 mins to take 2nd place in the Men’s Club race. Karen McCluskey went one better though in taking first place for the Ladies. Well done to both.
The GP Results are here
The 2016 GP Club Championship Tables have been updated and posted. With a few races to go Fiona Nicholl is out in front for the Ladies with Bob Warnock ahead for the Men. It looks like they’ll both be hard to catch but it’s still all to play for especially for the places.
You can view the Results under Membership/GP Standings.
Reminder that the Training Location has changed and that we will now meet at Carsbridge on Tuesday, 14th June.
One of the questions put to the coaches recently was “why do speed sessions, such as 100 metre relays or 20 * 1 minute repeats with 1 minute recoveries, when most people are training for longer distances?”
Well first of all speed sessions are integral to helping you get faster as a runner and also in improving your running form. Elite athletes running from 5k to Ultra Marathons will include such sessions in their repertoire.
As a club we have a lot of members, all of whom have different goals. For some its getting better at the 5k Parkrun, others it may be doing a 10k or half marathon, whereas some are only interested in longer and more extreme events like marathons or ultra marathons. For that reason we try to keep the training sessions as varied as possible and hence include the speed sessions to provide a well rounded and comprehensive package that will help members over all distances.
In order to give more detail on speed sessions one of our coaches, Richard O’Grady, has written an excellent breakdown of what they are and how they benefit you. It’s well worth a read. It’s now on the new Coaches Page or by clicking on the following link – Speedwork Sessions – Why?
Please note that Training on Tuesday will now be at Alva and not Carsebridge as previously advertised. Meeting at Alva Industrial estate near the Academy.
Just to confirm, we will meet at Alloa Townhall for this week’s training sessions on Tuesday 17th May and Thursday 19th May.
As with April, Training sessions will be at a variety of locations during May. Please check to make sure you go to the correct location.
The May schedule is now posted.