Tyne Bridge Harriers hold weekly training sessions throughout the year.
Tuesday & Thursday
Our main training sessions take place on Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Our club HQ and meeting place for these sessions is; East End Pool, Hadrian Square, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 1AL. We meet from 18:00 with the main session starting at 18:30. Specific training sessions are scheduled for these evenings by Club Coach Simon Kristiansen. Always an excellent quality training session guaranteed. At training sessions, there are a number of groups of different pace abilities so there is always someone to train / run with.
Tyne Bridge Harriers run a beginner’s session on Wednesday evenings for anyone who is new to running and who would like to experience the benefits and enjoyment of this activity. It does not involve speed work and will purely be about getting into the sport and experiencing the benefits of doing so with the friendly support of one of the North East’s leading running clubs. Our Wednesday sessions may also appeal to those runners who have had time out (due to injury or other reasons) and who would like a gentle return to running.
In order to achieve the maximum benefit from our group we do require that you have a level of fitness which would enable you to run 5k within 40 minutes or be able to reach that target within a few weeks of joining the group. If you do not know how long it would take you to run 5k, we suggest that you do a parkrun. These are free, timed runs which take place all over the country at 9am every Saturday morning. Much more information is available here http://www.parkrun.org.uk/ but the nearest parkruns to us are in Newcastle (the Town Moor),Wallsend (Rising Sun Country Park) and Gateshead (Saltwell Park).
Our beginner’s sessions take place on Wednesday evenings leaving East End pool, Byker at 6.30pm. We generally run about 3 miles. This will often be along the Quayside and, during the summer months, Jesmond Dene. Our qualified run leaders, who take the beginner’s group, are Vicki Deritis, Rob Kirtley & Harry Ransome. There is no expectation to run beyond your means and no one ever gets left behind. As the pace and distance of the session will be dictated by the ability of the slowest runner, it will not be suitable for faster and more experienced runners who will probably find the sessions frustrating.
Whilst our beginner’s sessions are free, we hope that runners will choose to join our club, progressing into group 5 (the slowest of our 5 main training groups) for more structured training or, alternately, remaining with the beginner’s group on a long term basis but enjoying the benefits of membership of an affiliated club.
If you do not think you are quite ready yet to attend our beginner’s sessions, then the following information may be helpful:
If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact us.
Saturday – Track
Our track session takes place Churchill Playing Fields (Track), Whitley Bay commencing at 10:30 every Saturday morning and is run by experienced Club Coach, Dave Anderson
Sunday Long Run
Every Sunday morning, members of Tyne Bridge Harriers will arrange a long run. Meeting places, times and proposed distances vary from week to week depending on personal training schedules so please contact us if you would like to come out running with us on a Sunday morning.
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Try A Training Session With Us
If you are thinking about joining TBH & would like to take part in any of our training sessions, please complete this form & one of our coaches will get back in touch to you.