Our Training Sessions
All Harriers training sessions are for members only , apart from Wednesday evening when potential members are welcome to come along for a couple of weeks before deciding whether they would like to join us.
The club now has a number of coaches who are either England Athletics qualified or working towards it.
We are committed to making our sessions open to all levels and take great care in making everyone feel welcome.
There are a number of sessions held through the week during the summers. The Wednesday main run and Tuesdays track session running throughout the year.
The main run on a Wednesday night is normally about 6 miles and all abilities run. The routes vary with the summer runs often including off-road sections.
The Tuesday night track session at Sutton Valence generally focuses on interval training to build up speed and stamina. These sessions are always led by a qualified coach and again, all abilities are welcome.
If you’re not sure what session is suitable for your ability, always contact one of the coaches for advice.
Speed Training at the Sutton Valence school track.
The school is located along the A274 and is about a mile from the Five Wents crossroads (The Plough is on your left if you are coming from Maidstone). Travel along this road for a mile and the main school car park is on your left.
The postcode is ME17 3HL If you intend to come to this first session, you should park in the main Sutton Valence School car park at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. The track is at the far corner of the school playing fields and is a bit of a trek. If you come late, either ask for directions when you get to the school or look out for the floodlights - don't get confused with the hockey pitch floodlights.
Main club run – approximately 6 miles
This is our main club run club run and begins at about 7:45pm starting from the Hockey club in in Armstrong Road. Prior to the run at about 7.30pm, club announcements are made together with news about upcoming races and any events that took place the previous weekend.
Changing rooms and showers are available in the Hockey Club and the bar is also open for that essential post-run rehydration!
For those new to running, there is the Early Birds run which starts at about 6.30pm, again from the Hockey Club.
Anyone new to the club or interested in joining should get to the Hockey Club at about 7.30pm on a Wednesday night and make themselves known to one of the committee who are normally by the front table. You will then be paired with someone of your own ability if you want to do the main run.
There are sometimes longer runs on Saturday mornings, starting at 8am from the car park by the Hockey Club. Please check on the club Facebook page to see if these are taking place.
Other sessions are held throughout the year such as hill training, marathon training runs and complimentary training such as yoga.