Track session #8 2019
Yay, track's back! This is the first track session out of 15 that we have planned for this year (see dates below - the final 2019 session will be on September 12th).
At each session we will be collecting £3 from each runner for the track hire and for trainer/coach Rob's fee. All abilities/pace groups welcome.
The track is an old athletics stadium in Hengrove, now the Bristol Family Cycling Centre.
Directions: if coming along Whitchurch Lane from the Hengrove Way/Hartcliffe Way roundabout, pass by the hospital/college/leisure centre complex on your left, through the traffic lights and after a few hundred metres turn left into Bamfield, where the second entrance on the left leads to the Action Indoor Sports leisure centre.
If you are coming along Whitchurch Lane from the opposite direction, turn right into Bamfield, which is approximately one kilometre from the A37 turn-off.
The track entrance is around to the right, so just park in the free leisure centre car park there.
There are places at the track itself where you can lock your bike, and there is a toilet.
Here's a map:
(Note that the track is next to the Action Indoor Sports leisure centre, NOT the nearby Hengrove Leisure Centre.)
The sessions are great for speed endurance and are structured in a slightly different way each time, but they all start with a safety briefing and a 5-min warm-up drill - our trainer/coach Rob then forms 3-5 broad pace groups, depending on how many stopwatches he has brought with him!
To help Rob plan the sessions, please indicate above whether you intend to come.
And don't forget your £3 cash!
The usual Thursday training at the club in Dean Lane will still be held on all track nights.
Here are the dates for 2019 (the season is limited by the fact that there is no outdoor lighting at the track):
April 4th, 11th, 18th
May 2nd, 16th
June 6th, 13th, 20th
July 4th, 25th
August 1st, 8th, 29th
September 5th, 12th