Training – Cancelled Until Further Notice

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Kent AC has a number of organised training groups who run together supported and are led by qualified coaches. Our training groups are made up of all levels of runners from beginners to international athletes who come from London and some from further afield.

Training groups normally operate from Ladywell Arena in Catford (South East London, SE6 4QX) on Tuesday evenings throughout the year. 

Club members can use the track at the discounted rate of £1.60 per session.

Ladywell Arena is only 4 miles from Central London and is well served by public transport being only 13 min by train from London Bridge and has 8 bus routes serving it.
There are a number of organised groups who train with qualified coaches all of whom are DBS checked.

Training Group Organisation:

Training Group Overview : CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICECoachesTuesday time
Middle- and long-distance running seniors (29 min to 32 min 10km runners and 800/1500m runners of similar ability) Ken Pike7:15pm
Long distance senior (33 min to 40 min 10km runner) Stuart Beaney/ Ben Cook/Barny Day 7:15pm
Long Distance (Seniors). Women’s group and 40 + min 10km men Adrian Musson 7:00pm
1500m and Distance runners for Women Pete Boxshall
Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps/ Joe Appiah
Running: Girls group for school years 7 – 11Ted Aston / Sarah Young 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Running: Boys group for Years 7 – 11.
Tuesdays is a general session to introduce a more formal training routine to their running.
Boys who attend these regularly are also invited to Thursdays for more individual training plans.
Spenser Lane6:30pm

Non-members are always welcome to join our training groups.

If you are interested please come along – you don’t need to be a member of the club to join in.

The best times to come for a look at what goes on at the track is around 6:45pm on Tuesday evenings and ask for the welcome co-ordinator.


Junior Athletics

Both the Kent AC girls and boys junior athletics groups are going from strength to strength and has attracted a number of core regular runners. We aim to provide a varied session including warm up, dynamic stretching and drills, followed by anything from pyramids, through fartlek and hill training. The junior athletes compete in cross...

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Seniors Training

The majority of Kent AC runners fall into the senior category (a Senior is a competitor who is at least 20 years of age on 31st December in the calendar year of competition).  If you are unsure whether you can compete within a certain age group (u11, u13, u15, u17, u20, senior, master, veteran) then...

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Vets Training

If you fall into the veteran or masters age category there are many different opportunities for you to compete for Kent AC on the track, road and cross country. Events for master’s are for athletes who are at least 35 years of age on the day of competition. Athletes are then categorised into 5-year age...

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Training Schedule

Training group description and criteriaCoachTuesday eveningstart timeJunior girls’ group for school years 7 – 11Ted Aston /Sarah Young5:45pm - 6:45pmJunior athletics group for school years 7 – 11Juniors who attend these regularly are also invited to a Thursday session for more individual training plansSpenser Lane 6:15 pm & 6:30pmSenior / Veteran newcomers & long distance(40+ min 10km...

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Track Training

If you are new to running, training on a running track is a great session to introduce a more formal training routine to your running. If you are a more experienced runner, you may be more familiar with the track sessions that are hosted on Tuesday evenings ranging from 200m – 1-mile reps. Weekly track...

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Off track Training

Tuesday track training sessions are supplemented periodically with off track training sessions around Ladywell Park and laps of Hilly Fields.  For all of these sessions, meet at the track at the usual time then you can jog to the start of the session together. Many of these sessions will run through the winter months when...

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Club Runs

Club training runs are organised throughout the week and cover different distances, paces and surfaces to accommodate runners of different abilities and specificities. These are not coached sessions, nor races, and are usually led by one or two club members. Club runs are organised either through the Kent AC mailing lists or What’s App group.  ...

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