Senior Training


Chorley Athletic and Triathlon club offer members many sessions through out the week. All sessions are coached by one or more qualified coaches, and most are free.

Below is a brief description of each of the main sessions, to help guide you to one that may fit your needs.


Monday Throws

Time : 18:00 to 19:00 Venue : St Michaels CE High School Coach : Alan

Aimed at throws event group development athletes, the sessions concentrate on core strength (indoor) during the Winter, and throwing technique during summer. Throwing events included in sessions include javelin, shot, hammer and discus.

Monday Speed and Endurance

Time : 19:00 to 20:00 Venue : St Michael CE High School Coach : Anna Maria

The session is for senior athletes of all abilities.

This is a coached session that revolves around a rep session. The session varies from week to week but is based around 6-8km in total. The reps also vary from summer to winter. In the summer we train on the grass track at the school so we work on speed endurance on the flat. In the winter we train on the roads around the school and will do a variety of reps including hills (up and down) and some speed work but the emphasis at this time is on endurance.

This is a good session if you are starting out as the session in based around a start and finish point that is never more than 1/2 mile away so it is easy to cater for a variety of abilities. We have runners who range in speed from 5.20 minute miles to 12 minute miles.

Tuesday Strength and Endurance

Time : 18:30 to 19:30 Venue : Various (Worthington Lakes during Summer) Coach : Stuart and Simon

For endurance runners, the sessions concentrate on reps with integrated recoveries. Because they tend to take place around a defined circuit, and can be adjusted to any athletes capabilities, they are good for beginners and experienced athletes. Emphasis is on improving speed and endurance.

Tuesday Cycling (April to September)

Time : 19:00 to 20:00 Venue : UCLAN, Preston Coach : Steve and Jane Cost : £2.50

Practice for cycle, running and transitions. Don't forget get your bike, helmet and trainers.

Spin sessions are available during Winter.

Thursday Track

Time : 19:00 to 20:00 Venue : Horwich Track, Bolton Arena Cost : £2 Coach : Stuart, Simon and Carl
There are two sessions, one for sprinters and one for endurance athletes. The sessions take place on the track behind Bolton Arena every Thursday from 19:00 to 20:00. The cost is £2 for adults and £1 for concessions and juniors. Session content varies every week, but both are planned by experienced senior coaches. The great thing about track is that you are never more than 200m away from others, and it is thus ideal for complete beginners and experienced athletes alike.

The Sprint Session(with John and Rick) is intended for sprinters looking to complete at 100m, 200m, 400m, 110 High Hurdles and/or 400m hurdles. Sessions typically include long warm ups and cool downs to avoid injury, followed by practice with starts, running technique, strength and endurance.

The Endurance Session(with Stuart and Simon) is intended for runners looking to complete at 400m upto 10K, on road, trail or track. Sessions typically include long warm ups and cool downs to avoid injury, repeats or 200m upto 800m with timed recoveries.

Thursday Long/Social Runs

Time : 19:30 to 20:30 Venue : Chorley Cricket Club

This session is for senior athletes who have some endurance and are able to run approximately 10k in about 1 hour (give or take).

There are usually 2 -3 groups who go out on a run - There is usually a fast group and a group that are less fast. The groups are dependent on who turns up each week - the sessions are not coached. Runs vary in speed and length depending on weather and light at any given time of year. Runs will be either on the road or over the local hills/fells in the summer when light allows. First week of the month is usually a Pizza night; which are consumed after the run :)

Meet in the Cricket club bar before 7.30 to sort out which would be the most suitable group to join.

There are showering facilities and access to the bar after the run for socialising with other runners (and cricketers).

Thursday Swim

Time : 18:30 to 19:30 Venue : Brinscall Swimming Baths Coach : Steve, Joe and Jane Cost : £3

Swim practive and improvement session.

Open Water Swimming

Time : Various Venue : Eccleston Delph or Pennington Flash

Thursday Slow and Steady

Time : 18:30 to 19:30 Venue : Check website for venue this week Coach : John

For mature endurance runners, the sessions tend to consist of circuits at various locations around Chorley. Session emphasis is on endurance rather than speed, and would be suitable for race walkers.

Sunday/Bank Holidays Social

Time : 09:00 Venue : Various Coach : None

Various venue and runs organised by club members.