Final Term 2 Training Session

We wrapped up cross country training for term 2 today. With the wet weather, a teachers’ strike and dance shows this week, it was a small turnout. But we had a great session. We went down to the beach and ran hills from the pool to the car park – with body-weight exercises at the … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, June 27th, 2012 | 0 comments

Av XC Zone RACE DAY

Av XC Zone RACE DAY

What a fantastic day!! Beautiful day. Great results. Fantastic team spirit. Thank you Avalon School. Zone Cross Country was really special. The School got great results over the 8 races: o A 1st, a 2nd and a 3rd in the individual races. o 2 teams placed first o 3rd overall for the girls and 5th … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, May 12th, 2012 | 0 comments

Av XC Zone FINAL Training Session

We had the last training session before Zone this morning. Beautiful weather – cool with warm sun. Wet grass. We did a relaxed session – to make sure people are fresh for the race on Friday. A short warm-up and some particularly neat drills to start with. 2 laps + 3 x 1 lap for … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, May 9th, 2012 | 0 comments

Michael Noetel Motivation Session

Michael Noetel Motivation Session

Today, we had Michael Noetel deliver a talk/ activity session to the group. I asked Michael to focus on motivation, dealing with things not going to plan and the link between training and performance. Here is what I remember from the session (in no particular order): o However hard you are trying,you can always go … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, May 8th, 2012 | 0 comments

Ac XC Zone Week 4 Saturday

A small group today – 5 keen runners on a cold, sunny day. We did a longer warm-up to the top of the yellow brick road and back and then some drills. A short, fast session – 4 repetitions and then some sprints. I was definitely impressed with the fitness levels. If the whole team … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, May 5th, 2012 | 0 comments

Av XC Zone Week 4 Wednesday

Av XC Zone Week 4 Wednesday

Today’s training session was really well attended – with 30+ runners. The weather was beautiful which made up for the wet grass underfoot. The focus today was on race day, including: – Dealing with a crowd at the start – Running in a bunch – Running corners. After a warm-up and some drills, the training … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, May 2nd, 2012 | 0 comments

Av XC Zone Week 3 Saturday

Av XC Zone Week 3 Saturday

Today’s session from the Surf Club was a hard endurance training session. We had 11 runners and started with a jog to North Avalon. After some running drills, we did repeats of a short, hilly circuit on the grass. We had 2 groups and therefore a short recovery. Everybody worked strongly – and should get … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, April 28th, 2012 | 0 comments

Av XC Zone Week 3 Wednesday

Av XC Zone Week 3 Wednesday

What a great start to the week on Anzac Day. 23 runners turned out for Wednesday’s session. We had boys and girls from all four age groups so it was a great team atmosphere. It was clear that many people had been training hard during the break from school. The fitness seems to be coming … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, April 25th, 2012 | 0 comments

Av XC Zone Week 2

Av XC Zone Week 2

This is a quick wrap-up of activities with 3 weeks to go to Zone. I hope you all had a good break from School. With Claire and me on vacation, there were two special training sessions this week. Many thanks to Kathy and Paul for organising. This Week’s Runs Wednesday’s run from the Surf Club … Read more


Posted by Avalon School, Kids, April 22nd, 2012 | 0 comments

Av XC Zone Week 1 Saturday

Today’s session was really relaxed – but with some great training done by all. We did a short jog for a warm-up and some running drills. The focus of the main training was on running as a team. The two groups started off with a long effort – 3 laps on the grass – and … Read more


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