|Lyng Hall Track||7:00 pm||Juniors’ track session|
|War Memorial Park||6:30 pm||Sprint/speedwork session|
|Thursday||Copsewood club||6:30 pm||Warm-up run|
|7:00 pm||Main runs (beginners welcome)|
|Saturday||ParkRun||9:00 am||Not a Sphinx-organised activity but very well attended by Sphinx runners|
Monday evening – Lyng Hall
Lyng Hall school is on Blackberry Lane, Wyken, CV2 3JS
The juniors’ session starts at 19:00 and is entirely based on the track at Lyng Hall school – no road-running involved. This is a very popular evening with all kinds of fun and challenging training activities put together by our qualified, supportive and enthusiastic coaches. First-aiders are always present but parents are welcome to stay at the trackside and spectate – many do so every week.
Tuesday evening – Memorial Park
The War Memorial Park is on Kenilworth Road, Coventry CV3 6PG
The sprint/speedwork session starts at 18:30 with a warm-up, followed by an interval session to improve leg-speed, form and aerobic capacity. A warm-down and stretching completes the session. The session takes place within the park, either on paths or grass, and caters for all abilities.
Thursday evening – Copsewood Club
The Copsewood Club is on Allard Way, Binley, CV3 1JP
18:30 – The warm-up run
2.5 miles, starting at the club, around the streets of Wyken and back to the club. Originally conceived for beginners, this is a very popular and social run with many of the seasoned veterans, giving a warm-up and a few extra miles before the main run.
19:00 – The main run(s)
We split up into different groups based on ability, interest and objectives.
- There’s usually a group that will do an 8- or 9-mile run at a fast pace – anybody is welcome to join in as long as they feel up to it.
- Others choose to participate in our varied training programmes based around hill repetitions, mile repetitions and fartleks.
- Others run with a group or two that will do a steady 5 or 6 miles
- Usually, another group will do maybe 2 or 3 miles at a very comfortable pace.
In general, there is something for just about everybody. Nobody’s obliged to run with the same group week after week – you can mix and match your evenings with us.