We meet at Ackworth Cricket Club on Wakefield Road, next to the Boot & Shoe Pub (entrance to the right of the pub car park). Post Code WF7 7AB. There is car parking inside the ground - please don't use the pub car park. Showers, changing and toilets available. There is a licensed bar for those who wish to socialise post training.
Tuesdays 6:30 pm
Meet up from 6:00 at the Cricket Club for a 6:30 start. We split into pace and distance groups so that we can accommodate all abilities. Runs are generally 4-6 miles. During the Summer we take advantage of the trails and tracks around the village and include runs to include the grounds around Nostell Priory. In Winter we stick to pavements on well lit roads in Ackworth (its bigger than you may think) or out and back along Wakefield Road (lighting all the way into Wakefield should you want a very long run). We do the occasional head torch run for variety. High viz gear needed for Winter training.
Thursdays 6:30 pm
Meet up at the Cricket Club from 6:00pm for a 6:30 start. This is a coached session aimed at improving racing form, stamina and pace. The session starts with a warm up routine and finishes with a cool down and stretches. In between we use a number of locations for speed and hill training led by our coaching team. The sessions are varied and are suitable for all - you work to your ability. During the Summer months we can utilise the cricket field, but not the square!
We usually have a group who prefer to go for a run instead.
This is parkrun morning! Our members have been heavily involved is setting up local events and most weekends over 100 run or volunteer, particularly at Nostell, Pontefract and Frickley. We have quite a number of parkrun tourists who arrange to travel to more distant events - even abroad! Saturday morning parkruns are a superb way of getting to know other members on a social basis - either through running together or over coffee and cake afterwards. Members are always willing to pace others to help them achieve personal goals.
Sunday mornings is traditionally the time for the longer, slower run - an essential part of training when you are looking to do the longer race distances - 10 miles up to marathon.
Family and other commitments come into play and many members will run in small groups at various times.
We do however have two groups running regularly from 2 locations
7:00 am in Ackworth
8:30 am at Wintersett (Anglers Country Park carpark)