Tuesday Track Sessions at Paddington

Running coaches Andrew Reeves and Sarah Pemberton organise the Serpentine track session for seniors on Tuesday evenings at Paddington Track.

Paddington Track The coached session starts at 7pm and typically consists of a brief explanation followed by a group warmup involving dynamic exercises and drills designed to improve your running and to get you ready for the sessions itself. The groups are divided by ability / experience with the more advanced runners tending to cover a greater distance or having shorter recoveries whilst the others tend to do slightly less or have greater recoveries. Current abilities of participants range from about 33 minutes for a 10K through to around 46 minutes for the same distance.

The workouts usually finish by around 8:15/30pm. A track fee of £1.05 per person is charged payable at either the entrance to the actual track or at reception. Lockers and free changing rooms are available by reception.  Please arrive in plenty of time to avoid the queues.

More details on the session itself, its suitability, and more personalised advice can be gained by emailing the Paddington Coaches. If you're new to the session, please seek out one of the coaches before the session starts.

If you are new to track training please consider using the beginner / improver type session on Monday night at Paddington.

Full details of the programme are below and are also sent to the mailing list each week.


The sessions from April onwards will start to focus on some faster reps (3k and 5k) to prepare for the summer track and road season. We will continue to incorporate technical warm ups with equipment to help our form and efficiency as well as using some sessions to focus on building strength.

Date Session
25/4/17 2x(4x600m@5k, 200m jog recovery+ 2x300m@3k, 100m jog) 1 lap slow between sets. Plus 4x60m strides
2/5/17 5-7x1000m@5k, 200m jog recovery + 4x60m strides
9/5/17 6-8x600m@3k, 200m jog recovery + 4x60m strides
16/5/17 tbd