AUSTRALIAN MASTERS ATHLETICS Inc
All training groups are currently suspended.
SA Masters Athletics fully supports the recommendations in the ASA Update, in particular that all group training sessions are cancelled to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Some people take up running as a convenient form of exercise, a means of maintaining a level of fitness. Others want to be able to race, to compete against other runners in track, road or cross country races. If you are in the latter group, training that is targeted at your goals is essential. Training with a group of like-minded people doesnít diminish the physical demands you will need to meet, but it does assist in providing motivation to maintain that training.
Peter Sandery coachs a training group that meets at the Adelaide Harriers clubrooms on the corner of Peacock Road and South Terrace every Monday and Thursday evening, starting promptly at 5:30pm. The group consists of male and female runners of widely varying ability and age (but mainly masters age). Numbers vary from 12 to 25 on any night. Each training session takes approximately one hour and consists of a structured set of warm-up activities followed by an interval program (repetitions of timed running and recovery periods). The interval programs are based on current research into maximising running training outcomes. The aim is to improve the ability to run well in middle and long distance races. You will need to have been running regularly for some time before you consider interval training.
Sessions are planned over 6 week periods, each consisting of 12 different sessions targeting the energy systems that power running, using various combinations of running speeds, distances and recovery times. Long slow running trains you to be good at long slow running. Running fast requires high intensity training that results in adaptation to meet the subsequent demand on the body. Our bodies respond to demand in quite specific ways and you wonít run faster just by running further. If you donít have a goal of improving race performance and cannot face regular, demanding, sustained effort that involves a moderate to high level of discomfit, this is not the training group for you. Adelaide Harriers do charge an annual training fee with pro rata payment for those who join during the year.
Anne (Ph 0417 823666) offers two training sessions each week. Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30pm.
A group of distance runners meets each Tuesday at 6:00am in West Beach. They meet at the Henley Yacht Club near the end of Burbridge Rd.
Adelaide Run Night
Adelaide Run Night is a weekly social run group in Adelaide organised by Running SA. Conducted on a Tuesday evening between 6pm and 7pm, it involves runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, getting together for a fun, social run or walk around the city. Participants run or walk over a range of distances and a range of paces, lead by experienced run leaders who have a minimum of a level 1 Run Leader coaching accreditation through Athletics Australia. Everyone is welcome. Best of all, it's free!
Adelaide Run Night:
Womens Running Network
Running SA and the Adelaide City Council have teamed up to create a new award-winning initiative called the Women’s Recreational Running Network (WRRN). The WRRN aims to activate underutilised city parks and break down barriers for women's participation in physical activity within the City of Adelaide.
The concept involves a “run club” where women can get together under the guidance of a qualified run leader in a non-threatening environment.