**CANCELLED**Fartlek on the canal

Tuesday 26th May 2020, 7:00:pm

Speedwork
Road
The Y Club
Liverpool Road
Manchester
M3 4JR
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Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

16th March: Following advice from the UK government to minimise social contact due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus), Manchester YMCA Harriers track sessions and group runs are cancelled until further notice.

The Longford Park Stadium is not available this week and the Manchester Regional Arena track is still undergoing replacement. Instead of our usual track session, we will hold a "fartlek" session along the Bridgewater Canal.

Don't worry - it's nothing rude! "Fartlek" is a Swedish word, which translates as "speed play". We will head down the canal running between different points at varying speeds.

The session will start and end at the Y Club.

Information for sessions taking place at the track

There will be two sessions, both at the time of 6.15pm. In keeping with Government, England Athletics and Longford Park guidelines, these sessions can hold a maximum of 6 people. To join a session, it is imperative you sign up beforehand as we will need to manage attendance as well as supply the track with a list of attendees prior to the session. Therefore, please sign up for sessions by Monday morning at the latest so we can pass these details on. Sign ups will be a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that although the sessions will go ahead at the same time, they must remain separate so as to comply with current guidelines, and members are expected to follow social distancing measures.

Entry is £3 cash only on the door. If you sign up and are unable to attend please let us know. We do not want the place to go to waste, and we do not want Longford Park track to lose out on takings, especially in the current climate.

Information for non-track speedwork sessions

For the alternative non-track speedwork sessions, you will need some sort of timing device and some landmarks to run between, such as trees, park benches, etc. The sessions have times for which you should aim to run between these two markers. As part of your warm up, make a mental note of your starting landmark then time yourself doing an easyish run/jog for the stated time: whichever landmark you get when the time has elapsed is your end marker. Use these two markers for the rest of the session.

As always, please remember to stay mindful of your health and safety and that of those around you.