Track FAQ

Coming to the track sessions may seem daunting for beginners and it needn't be, here we'll try to give you the basic information that many people wonder about when starting off.

Everybody Welcome

The track schedule is designed to cater for everybody and we have a special beginners group on the track also (please ask for Deena Robinson if you are a new runner). The sessions are listed under track schedule so you can see what the set will be for that week, however it does not mean that you have to do all of the set, you just have to do what you feel comfortable with. So if you are a beginner, improver, recovering from an injury or just looking to get faster then please come down to the track as we can cater for everybody

Track Etiquette & Safety

When you're running on the track there are a couple of simple rules to follow - these are really just common sense to make sure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable session:

  • Only run in one direction.
  • If there is a time trial taking place, keep the two inside lane's free.
  • In the session use lanes which are assigned for your group for your efforts only DO NOT WALK IN THESE LANES.
  • In the recovery part of the session please use lanes assigned for your group recovery lane
  • Do not use headphones on the track during a session, you will not be able to hear somebody shouting Track.
  • Don't suddenly change lanes without a quick glance over your shoulder.
  • If you are are gaining on a group who are blocking your progress and you'd like someone to make room then shout 'track' in plenty of time.