These are coached running sessions during the summer months at The Lickey Hills, off Monument Lane Lickey. They start at 7pm and last for one hour. They are designed to improve speed, endurance and technique.
During the winter months we transfer to the Bromsgrove running track.
Who is the session aimed at?
Seniors, including non-triathletes
Is there a charge for the session?
No. The sessions are free.
What does the session usually involve?
The Lickey sessions start in Late Spring/Early Summer and finish in the Autumn, so they occur during the Triathlon season. Accordingly, the focus is more towards speed and endurance training, though technique drills are always included. There are a variety of potential circuits available at Lickey, including flat fast courses and hills to give a variety of training possibilities. A warm-up, a cool down and stretching the main muscles used are included.
Updates are posted on the BRAT Bromsgrove and Redditch Facebook page.
What do I need to know if it’s my first time?
The top of the Lickey hills is exposed to winds and can be cool at first. An additional layer can always be discarded as the session progresses.
Arrive by 19:00, park in the Monument Lane car park, B45 9QH.
What do I need to bring?Run shoes suitable to run on grass or in the woods. Road trainers are sufficient.
Words from one of the coaches
Tuesday run coach Andrew is one of four coaches for these sessions and a long-time BRAT.
Andrew was inspired to coach by Louise Barron who guided him through qualification. He’s keen to support anybody who wants to coach in turn.
Andrew has competed at most distances over more than twenty years, including at World and European levels.
What do you love about coaching the session, Andrew?
“The joyful commitment, effort and appreciation of the participants.”
What would you say to someone who is thinking about coming along for the first time?
“Try it. The sessions are designed to cater for all abilities.”