Middle Distance

It is the intention in following schedules to cover age groups; Junior (12/13 years), Intermediate (14/15 years) and Senior (16/17) years using the English Schools T&F County standards as a benchmark. It is important to recognise that the schedules presented do not include a racing programme.

Adjustments need to me made to the training programme prior to competition. There should a reduction in training load two to three days prior to any competition to allow the athlete to perform to the best of their ability.

Junior Middle Distance Program

An example of a middle distance training programme which might be done by a Junior athlete training 3 times a week. This is a schedule for an athlete who would be aiming to run 2 min 34 secs (girl) and 2 min 27 secs (boy) for 800m and 5 min 28 (girl) and 4 min …

Intermediate Middle Distance Program

An example of a sprint training programme which might be done by a Junior athlete training 4 times a week. This schedule is designed for someone who would be aiming to run 2min 29secs (girl) and 2min 13 (boy) for 800m and 5min 10 (girl) and 4min 36 (boy) for 1500m. October to December This …

Senior Middle Distance Program

A 52-week training programme aimed at (16-17 yr olds) middle distance athletes who would be expected to train five times per week. Schedule for a middle distance athlete aiming to run 2min 25secs (girl) and 2min 05 (boy) for 800m, 5min 04secs (girl) and 4min 20 (boy) for 1500m.  Additionally 10min 50secs (Girl) and …