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Training & Coaching

Updated March 2013.

If you have a regular group and are happy for others to join in, please let us know and we will add the detail here. Ideally have a contact name and number so that anyone considering having a run can double check at the time that the group is running. Coaches also feel free to let us know your details that we can display here so that runners can easily find a suitable coach / group.

As a rough guide below, we've defined "beginner" as >5min/km; intermediate as 4-5min/km & advanced as <4min/km. Unless stated otherwise, sessions are free of charge.

For the more informal sessions if you are joining for the first time, we recommend getting in touch with the contact person to confirm that the session is still on. Please email us if you know of any incorrect sessions below.

Mondays

All Ages - Fast Track Coaching (large number of junior athletes)
When: Mon - Thurs 4.30-6pm.
Where: Landy Field
What: Track sessions focussing on speed, speed endurance & strength training.
Cost: $10 per session
Suits: All abilities - Cross Country, Middle Distance, Steeple, Long Distance
Contact: Lisa Verstraten - Level 3 AA Coach, Level 4Fitness Instructor (PT) on 0402 234 814 or email, or Jack Verstraten (Level 2 ATFCA Coach, First Aid) on 0402 810 599 or email.

All Ages - Geelong Athletics Inc. Twilight Trot
When: Mon 6.15pm (Daylight Savings Only)
Where: Eastern Park Rotunda
What: Varied distances from approx 2.4 to 7.2kms
Cost: <13yo $1; 13yo+ $2.
Suits: All
Contact: Mary MacDonald on 5229 3920 or email or look under "Competitions" on the Geelong Athletics Website.

Tuesdays

All Ages - Fast Track Coaching (large number of junior athletes)
When: Mon - Thurs 4.30-6pm.
Where: Landy Field
What: Track sessions focussing on speed, speed endurance & strength training.
Cost: $10 per session
Suits: All abilities - Cross Country, Middle Distance, Steeple, Long Distance
Contact: Lisa Verstraten - Level 3 AA Coach, Level 4Fitness Instructor (PT) on 0402 234 814 or email, or Jack Verstraten (Level 2 ATFCA Coach, First Aid) on 0402 810 599 or email.

All Ages
When: Tues 6pm
Where: The Running Company 2/226 Pakington St Geelong West
What: 30min gp run from the shop to theEastern Beach foreshore
Suits: All abilities
Contact: Scott Nicholas on 5242 8150, website or email.

All Ages
When: Tues 5pm
Where: Landy Field - start warm up at 5pm.
What: 15 min warm up; variable interval sessions or fartlek; 15 min warm down
Suits: Intermediate - Advanced
Contact: Matthew McDonough on 0417 164 085 or email.

All Ages
When: Tues 5pm
Where: Winter - Alternates each wk from Eastern Beach steps and Deakin Uni, Waurn Ponds.
What: Eastern Beach - Intervals or longer hard session; Deakin - Ladders or tempo session
Cost: $20/mth juniors; $30/mth seniors.
Suits: Intermediate - Advanced Junior / Intermediate - Advanced Senior
Contact: Graeme Watkins Level 3 ATFCA coach on 0412 336479 or email.

Wednesdays

All Ages - Fast Track Coaching
When: Mon - Thurs 4.30-6pm.
Where: Landy Field
What: Track sessions focussing on speed, speed endurance & strength training.
Cost: $10 per session
Suits: All abilities - Cross Country, Middle Distance, Steeple, Long Distance
Contact: Lisa Verstraten - Level 3 AA Coach, Level 4Fitness Instructor (PT) on 0402 234 814 or email, or Jack Verstraten (Level 2 ATFCA Coach, First Aid) on 0402 810 599 or email.

All Ages - Geelong Masters Athletics
When: Wed 6pm
Where: Landy Field.
What: Various track events in winter; combination of track & Barwon River runs during daylight savings.
Cost: $3 for the evening.
Suits: All abilities
Contact: Contact: Alan Jenkins on 5221 7468 or email.

Thursdays

All Ages - Fast Track Coaching
When: Mon - Thurs 4.30-6pm.
Where: Landy Field
What: Track sessions focussing on speed, speed endurance & strength training.
Cost: $10 per session
Suits: All abilities - Cross Country, Middle Distance, Steeple, Long Distance
Contact: Lisa Verstraten - Level 3 AA Coach, Level 4Fitness Instructor (PT) on 0402 234 814 or email, or Jack Verstraten (Level 2 ATFCA Coach, First Aid) on 0402 810 599 or email.

All Ages
When: Thurs 5.15pm
Where: Geelong College Oval (Aphrasia St, Newtown) - start warm up at 5.15pm.
What: 20 min warm up; variable interval sessions on oval; 20 min warm down
Suits: Intermediate - Advanced
Contact: Contact: Matthew McDonough on 0417 164 085 or email.

All Ages
When: Thurs 5pm
Where: Winter - Alternates each wk between Landy Field and Eastern Beach steps.
What: Landy Field - track intervals; Eastern Beach - Intervals / fartlek.
Cost: $20/mth juniors; $30/mth seniors.
Suits: Intermediate - Advanced Junior / Intermediate - Advanced Senior
Contact: Graeme Watkins Level 3 ATFCA coach on 0412 336479 or email.

Saturdays

All Ages - NOT CURRENTLY ON, HOPEFULLY WILL RESUME DURING XC SEASON
When: Saturday mornings when no AV races (see calendar for those dates) - start warm up 7.30am; session starts 8am.
Where: Eastern Park Rotunda for warm up & session
What: 2 or 3 Lap Progressive Tempo of a 2.4km Cross-Country course or the 2.3km tan track with 20 min easy before & after.
Suits: Intermediate - Advanced
Contact: Brett Coleman on 0438 434 260 or email.

All Ages
When: Saturday mornings depending upon race schedules.
Where: Variable.
What: Hill / tempo sessions.
Suits: Intermediate - Advanced Junior / Intermediate - Advanced Senior
Contact: Graeme Watkins Level 3 ATFCA coach on 0412 336479 or email.

Sundays

All Ages - Geelong Athletics Inc Cross Country
When: Sun afternoons (May - Sept).
Where: Various Geelong venues - see calendar.
What: Always approx 3 & 6km events - calendar has exact distances..
Suits: All abilities
Contact: Terry Crawford on 5241 2653 or Neil Whitmore 0427 841 735 or Website Information.

All Ages - Geelong Cross Country Club
When: Sunday mornings - usually 9am start.
Where: Various Geelong venues
What: Handicapped racing over various distances: 4km to Half marathon (always 5km event if main event above 10km)
Cost: Fees apply - see website for details.
Suits: All abilities
Contact: See website for all details.


 

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