So why hill training?
"Running up hills forces the knees to lift higher, one of the most desirable developments for any runner, because this governs stride speed and length, It also develops the muscle fibers, increasing power."
Sounds good, but what does it mean. It means you will run faster, nothing gets easier!
So that's why here's how.
Meeting point is outside the Half Moon pub in Elloughton (unless advertised here or on Facebook that it's otherwise, generally only if the weather / conditions are very bad)
Where and what do we do. All sessions usually take no more than 30min plus the approx 2 mile warm up / cool down and natter at the end!
Meeting is at the Fair Maid pub Cottingham HU16 5AB @ 18:30, from there we jog/run to our hill of choice, recently it has been Skidby Mill hill or Castle Hill Hill.
Some previous circuits at the various locations have included the following:-
Chapel Hill circuit. This involves running as fast as you can up Chapel Hill turning right into Holly Hill, then a steady jog back to the start, repeated several time over a 20-30min period.
Spout Hill. Here we do 20-30 sec sprints up the hill, the faster runners then recover back down to the slower runners, repeated until at the top! Yes you do make it to the top in the time.
Lowfield Lane to Temple Close. Simple hill training session, run as hard as you can all the way between the two roads along Welton Old Road, then recovery jog back to the start to repeat.
St. Anne's Walk. Again a simple hill session here, 30 sec max effort up the hill with job recovery back down. An alternative is 10/20/30/40/50/60/50/40/30/20/10 sec effort each with a recovery jog back to the start.
All these are at your own pace/effort, there are plenty of people of varying abilities every week who will always offer encouragement and guidance, come and give us a try.