Training Info


The club holds regular training sessions for both seniors and juniors.

Seniors Training

Tuesdays & Fridays at 6:00pm from Ivybridge Rugby Club,
Link to map here >>>


Routes will be as follows



Tues.  3rd. DECEMBER   Winter Handicap.  3.5 miles

Tues. 10th. DECEMBER   5 mile route around Ivybridge.

Tues.  17th.December.         Speed Endurance - St Peters Road,  Gorse Way.

Tues.  24th December.        Christmas Eve

Tues.  31st December.         New Years Eve.



Tues.  7th  January     Winter Handicap.  3.5 miles

Tues. 14th January    5 mile route around Ivybridge.

Tues. 21st. January.   Hill work at the Viaduct

Tues. 28th. January.  5 mile route around Ivybridge.


There will of course be shorter runs available

Friday runs at 6pm  at  a more social pace.
There will be an away day on the last Friday of each month. See Facebook and latest news for details.

A new Couch to 5K programme will begin on Tuesday 14th January from the Rugby Club. New runners can join at any time after the start date.
Anyone is welcome and it is free to join. Call Sharon on 01752 894494 for more details

There are mini groups based on ability, suitable for range of runners from complete
novices to those who have already done some running. Everyone welcome. Why not come along and enjoy running with friendly, like minded people. This is now an official Run Together group
We also have a Monday morning session at 9.30am on Mondays from the Leisure Centre
No cost to take part and all abilities welcome.

Juniors Training

EVH Juniors Sportshall 2105

  • Under 11s – Thursdays from 5.45- 7pm at Ivybridge Community College
    (note minimum age is 8 years old)
  • Over 11s – Thursdays from 7 – 8pm at Ivybridge Community CollegeJuniors also train on a Tuesday at the Rugby Club 6pm. This is an endurance based session.supervised by our coaches.PLEASE NOTE THERE IS JUST ONE SESSION FOR ALL IN THE HALF TERM AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FROM 6pm – 7.15pm


During the summer months these sessions consist of Track & Field training.
In the winter we move inside for Sportshall training, sprints & endurance
training is available for the Over 11s.

All training sessions are supervised by qualified UK:Athletics coaches.

Anyone is welcome to attend club training sessions, regardless or quality
or experience. If you are interested in joining the club then come along to a few
training sessions to find out some more information before you join.


Our Tuesday sessions are based on a monthly cycle depending on the time of year. We try and vary sessions to give every runner a structure to their training. The handicap races held on the first Tuesdays are ideal for measuring your progress.

For coaching information please speak to any of the coaches. Their qualifications and email contacts are shown here >>>
They are always willing to help with advice.

Tempo run – This is a session held over a 1.1 mile circuit in the winter months. The idea is to run each interval (usually 4 – 6) at a comfortable but brisk pace (Heart rate typically 130 – 140). each interval should be run in a consistent time. Route shown here

Hill Session– Typical session would be 6 x 400m uphill with downhill recovery.

Interval Session – A set of short fast runs over distances from 200m up to a mile.
The number and pace is dictated by the distance. Longer reps may be done at 5K pace whereas shorter distances can be at 90 – 95% of sprint pace.

Fartlek – A run of 3 – 5miles run at a steady pace with sections run at a fast pace.
the fast sections can be varied in distance depending on the desired outcome of the session

There is a fantastic coaching website produced by British Athletics called UCoach
It contains a host of resources to help you.
To go to the website click here >>>

For juniors we have a structure whereby the U11’s are coached in a variety of events using the basics of run,jump throw. Once juniors progress to our second session they can specialize more in their chosen events and access a more detailed coaching structure.

We use the principles of Athletics 365 in our sessions. To see more details of what is involved click here >>>

To calculate an age graded performance click here >>>

VO2max stands for maximal oxygen uptake and refers to the amount of oxygen your body is capable of utilizing in one minute. It is a measure of your capacity for aerobic work and can be a predictor of your potential as an endurance athlete. Although there are many factors that affect your VO2max, it is a commonly accepted measure of cardio respiratory fitness.

To calculate a V02 max click here >>>

Useful tips on Warm Up and Cool down after running here >>>

Strength Training for the Marathon useful tips here >>>