Training Details

Training Details

Day Location Time Description
Monday Lyng Hall Track 6:15 pm Seniors’ track session
Monday Lyng Hall Track 7:00 pm Juniors’ track session
Tuesday War Memorial Park 6:20 pm Interval Training session
Thursday Copsewood club 6:30 pm Warm-up run
Thursday Copsewood club 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

Senior Track Session

Senior members are welcome to join on a Monday evening (During school opening periods) at 18:15 and can have use of the running track for £1 a session. The session will end before the Juniors starts at 19:00

Junior Track Session

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 - War Memorial Park

The War Memorial Park is on Kenilworth Rd, Coventry CV3 6PT

The session starts at 6.20 and we meet by the main gate of the Memorial Park and consists of Time based or short distance high intensity interval training that is different each week.

Duration approx 40mins

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.