Nippers/ School Wed 21 Nov

A group of 8 for a sprint-focussed session today. Warmp-up: ball runs Drills: bum kicks, high knees, b-skips, crazy-arms, acceleration ladders Session: 5x out-back relays Warmp-down: skipping Very good focus from all – particularly on the drills where we got some really great improvement in high knees (with toes up) and on the acceleration ladder. … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, Nippers, November 21st, 2012 | 0 comments

Nippers 18 Nov

A group of 10 today – with a focus on Flags. Today’s session was: Warmp-Up: A-B-C-D Runs (great Apes, Bears, Crabs and Dogs running) Drills: High knees, bum kicks, acceleration bum-kicks, robot-snap arms Flags: Standing dive, running dive, running dive over rope, starts Sprints: 20m-40m-60m-80m All done in 45 minutes. A really good group – … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, Nippers, November 18th, 2012 | 0 comments

Nippers/ School Wed 14 Nov

A good training session today – the first combined with Nippers. The session was: Warm-Up: ball run Drills: high knees, bum kicks, B-Skips, arm snaps Hopping: circuit of right leg, left leg, two legs Acceleration runs: focus on running fast and easy Sprints: 150m, 100m, 50m Warm-Down: skipping Welcome to the new joiners to the … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, Nippers, November 14th, 2012 | 0 comments

Kids RUNwild Training Calendar

I will keep this schedule up to date to confirm when Running Group training will take place. Please give me a call on 0488 910 577 if you have any questions. Training will happen on the dates shown below: Wednesdays 14 Nov – Yes 21 Nov – Yes 28 Nov – Yes 5 Dec – … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, Nippers, November 13th, 2012 | 0 comments

Nippers Running

Below is some brief information about the running/ beach events group. If you want to discuss anything else, please give me a call on 0488 910 577 or email me at coach@runwild.com.au The Wednesday running group has been going for about a year for Avalon Primary kids – focused on getting maximum enjoyment out of … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, Nippers, November 13th, 2012 | 0 comments

Man on a Mission

Man on a Mission

One of the most inspirational pieces of film I have seen in ages. If you have a spare 50 minutes, check this out: http://vimeo.com/33808532# It is a documentary about Eamonn Coghlan (world record holder, middle distance superstar) and his visit to Iten in Kenya. There, he meets Colm O’Connell – the Irish school teacher who … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, Nippers, August 16th, 2012 | 0 comments

School Running Group Update

School Running Group Update

This is a quick update on Wednesday Running Group. I hope everybody had fun at Athletics Carnival on Wednesday and ran/ jumped and threw their best. What’s been Happening Wednesday sessions have been going really well this term – with 20+ regular attendees. The structure of training has been a little bit different. Claire and … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, Nippers, August 16th, 2012 | 0 comments

Running Drills Explained

Here are a few videos demonstrating the running drills we do: High knees: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teS7o-kR0aY&feature=youtube_gdata_player Focus: Don’t lean back; feet upwards – no ballerinas; everything straight forward & back. Bum kicks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzt1GeT2fDM&feature=youtube_gdata_player Focus: heels to bum Seated arms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ0S6fpzXlk&feature=youtube_gdata_player Focus: Arms at 90 degrees; everything straight forward & back You can practice these yourself. Its best … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, Nippers, April 11th, 2012 | 0 comments

School Holiday Nipper Camp

I received information about a Nippers School Holiday Programme that you may be interested in. Its a two-day school holiday program for nippers to be held on Wednesday 18th April and Thursday 19th April. Drop off at 9am – pick up at 3pm – at Freshwater Beach. Beach and water activities on both days. Aimed … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, Nippers, March 20th, 2012 | 0 comments

A Word About Drills

A Word About Drills

A couple of people have asked me why we do running drills at the start of each session. I will try to explain here. Very simply, we do drills to practice running smoothly. Here are a couple of pictures of me racing when I was (much) younger. The colour picture is a 3,000m race when … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, Nippers, March 18th, 2012 | 0 comments