Run Group Week Nine

Run Group Week Nine

After last week’s rain, it was great to get the group back and training.  One week to go to School Cross Country (and one week to the Commonwealth Games!) and we had a big turnout.

This Week’s Training

We repeated the same training session we did in Week Three – progressive handicaps over 6 x one lap of the field.  It was great to see the progress that each person in the group has made.  They are all running really well and look more than ready for Cross Country next week.

School Cross Country

School Cross Country is on next week and I am looking forward to seeing you all there.  It is a slightly different course to previous years and it looks like it will give the kids a chance to run fast. The aim of the training we do is to get each of the kids ready to enjoy themselves on race day.  In the sessions we have done this term, they have learned:

  • Even paced running
  • Running corners
  • Finishing fast
  • Confidence
  • Agility and skills.

They have also done some solid training session and got fitter.  So it should be a great day.

Commonwealth Games Preview

The Commonwealth Games kicks off on 5 April and the Track and Field gets going on 8 April.  There is plenty to watch on each day.  Highlights that I am looking forward to include:

Tuesday 10 April:  Kurt Fearnley and Maddi de Rozario in the wheelchair 1,500m, plus Zoe Buckman in the womens 1,500m

Wednesday 11 April:  Womens 3,000m steeplechase with Gen LaCaze going for Australia, Isis Holt in the T35 100m (after her Para World Record at the Australian Champs)

Friday 13 April:  Womens 100m Hurdles with Sally Pearson, Womens 800m and Pole Vault (Nina Kennedy for Australia), Mens Steeplechase, 800m and 10,000m – a super night of finals

Saturday 14 April:  All the relays, Mens 1,500m and Womens 5,000m

Sunday 15 April:  Marathon day – with Kurt Fearnley in his last race for Australia in the mens wheelchairs, Maddi de Rozario in the womens wheelchairs, Mike Shelley defending in the mens and Jess Trengove a big hope in the womens after Bronze 4 years ago.

It should be a fantastic week of athletics.  The full schedule of events can be found here:

See you all Wednesday.

Happy Running!



Posted in Avalon School, Kids, March 30th, 2018

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