Lockdown Training (Junior Fundamentals)

Due to the national lockdown measures currently in place, we can’t train as a group. But, that doesn’t stop us, as coaches, supporting you and doesn’t stop you, as athletes, keeping fit, active and in training so when we get back to training we are all ready to hit the ground running.

We’ll be updating this page weekly with some suggested sessions for you.

When running / training please remember these key guidance and safety points:
– Only run or train with members of your household, your support bubble, or one person from another household outdoors in a public place (maintaining social distancing).

– If you are running in the dark, wear reflective / bright clothing and lights.

– Run in well-lit areas.

– Give priority to pedestrians.

– Have fun and stay safe.

If you have any questions, send them direct to the coaches on email to enquiry@darlingtonharriers.com

Updated 27th November

Training session for this week:

Warm Up: 5 minute gentle run

Session 1: Drills (over 30m)
High Knees
Heel to Bum
C-Bounds (scissor kicks)
Side Steps (there and back)
Carioca (there and back)
Normal Skips
High Skips
Hopscotch
Left Leg Hop
Right Leg Hop
Two Footed Hops
Backwards Run
3x Sprints

Session 2: Pace Setting
Year 3/4 – 3x 3 minute runs with 2 minutes recovery.
Year5/6 – 3 x 4 minute runs with 2 minutes recovery.                  
Aim to reach same point on each run. 

Session 3: Sprint Pyramid
30m-50m-75m-100m-150m-200m-150m-100m-75m-50m-30m

Jog back recovery (younger athletes can have the 150m sprint as the peak of the pyramid if needed). 

Cool Down: Gentle jog for five minutes

So, find yourselves a safe place, get out there, get active but most importantly have fun.

Please let us know how you get on.