Session Information | Run Macclesfield
No matter your experience, your pace, your distance or your goals at Run Macclesfield we want runners from all backgrounds to feel welcome to come and run with us! That’s why our timetable has four regular group running sessions on offer 3-days a week, every week – lead by our team of UKA qualified running coaches and run leaders.
R1 (Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm)
Designed for the more experienced runner who can comfortably run at an average pace of 9-minute/mile or faster for a distance of between 5km and 10km.
Predominantly a road running group, although in the summer months the group do sometimes head to local trail routes. Many of the R1 regular runners are training for distance specific local running events e.g. 10km up to marathon distance.
R2 (Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm)
Designed for any runner who has been regularly running for a couple of months and can comfortably cover a distance of 5km of continuous running at a pace of between a 9 to 12-minute/mile.
Predominantly a road running group, with the odd off road in the spring/summer. Both our R2 and R1 groups take place at the same time. Both groups take part in a joint, structured warm-up and then the main sessions being lead by different coaches. Our R2 group is also the next progression for our R3 runners – as both confidence and fitness builds through our R3 running programme, we encourage our R3 runners to progress into our R2 running group and continue to develop their running further!
R3 (Wednesdays 6.30-7.30am)
Designed for those who are newer to regular running. The distance covered each session is around 5km at an average pace of a 12-minute/mile and above.
R3 was created to provide a coached weekly running group for our C25km course graduates – with the sessions focussed on embedding the endurance that had been built over the duration of the C25km course alongside familiar faces, without the pressure of running with our more regular club runners so soon after graduation. The R3 sessions also focus on introducing different types of running sessions in a progressive manner e.g. fartlek training and running on hillier terrain, as well as continuing to teach running technique and build confidence. Our R3 runners also love heading to Park Run together on a Saturday, a great way to see their run fitness and 5km times improving!
If you’re new to running but can cover a distance of 5km, no matter what the pace, then R3 is the group for you!
R4 (Saturdays 9.30-10.30am)
Designed for any runner who has been regularly running for a couple of months and can comfortably cover a distance of 5km of continuous running at an average “road” pace of between a 9 to 12-minute/mile. Who is less familiar with trail running and wants to learn more.
Coached by experienced trail runner, UB Ultra Athlete and Run Macclesfield Head Coach Emma. The R4 running sessions focus on teaching and practicing uphill and downhill running technique, as well building confidence on alternative terrains. The routes venture slightly further afield to the local trails in and around Macclesfield and this session is a great way to start your weekend!
Details on the location for each weeks R4 run is advertised via the Run Macclesfield facebook page every Friday.
R5 (Saturdays 10.45-11.45am)
Designed for the more experienced fell/fell runner who can comfortably run at an average “road” pace of 9-minute/mile or faster for a distance of between 5km and 10km.
Once again this session is coached by experienced trail runner, UB Ultra Athlete and head RM coach Emma. The R5 sessions focus on helping runners cover more distance and build on technical fell running ability. The routes again can be slightly further afield to the local trails in and around Macclesfield and this is a great way for fell runners to get to know the amazing routes locally.
Details on the location for each weeks R5 run is advertised via the Run Macclesfield facebook page every Friday.
Our runners are welcome to run with any group they choose. This means some weeks to provide yourself with a different level of challenge depending on your ability, running goals and other running plans for the week you may wish to run harder or easier. All we ask is that any runner can meet the target distance or pace ranges of the planned session for the group – so every runner gets the best out of the session.
There really is a coached group run for everyone at Run Macclesfield.