Welcome to the endurance running side of Team Bath Athletic Club. We welcome runners of all abilities who wish to run socially or competitively over distances of 800 metres upwards to ultra-marathons, whether this be on the track, road, cross-country or multi-terrain. Under 18’s wishing to join these sessions contact our coaching coordinator on the contacts page.
Track Training Sessions
Download your copy here – October training schedule from Mark & Paul
Team Bath AC has exclusive use of the track at the Sports Training Village (STV) at the University of Bath from 18:00 – 20:30 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
The track sessions for senior endurance runners run from 19:00 – 20:15 and are organised and run by our coaches Mark Thomas and Paul King, both of whom are happy to discuss personalised training plans.
The Tuesday sessions tend to be longer reps focussing on building endurance (and speed) for distances of 5km and over. In the summer, provided ground conditions are good, these sessions sometimes move on to one of the fields around the University. Throughout the year the track sessions occasionally move on to a short hill for repeat hill runs. Up to 80 seniors, though usually about 40, do the Tuesday track session. Tuesday sessions are typically followed by a core workout lead by Paul from 20:15 to 20:30.
The Thursday sessions tend to be shorter, faster reps particularly suited for those planning on doing track (800m – 10,000m) over the summer, but suitable for any middle distance or endurance runner who wants to build up speed. At times of the year, Thursdays also include parallel sessions of longer intervals.
On the 1st Tuesday of each month, the club runs the RunningBath 5K Timetrial – meet as usual in the STV at 19:00. Further information is here .
Road Training Runs
Road Training Runs
On Tuesday and Thursday evenings there are also groups that go out running on the roads or, in summer, on trails. Athletes doing these runs meet at the Sports Training Village and set out at 19:00, returning between 20:00 and 20:30. Two or three groups will go out, each led by a qualified Leader in Running Fitness. The slowest group will cover about four miles and the fastest group about eight or nine miles. You will not be left behind if you start dropping off the pace. When these runs take place entirely or partly in the dark Top – Tag – Run applies.
During the winter TTR is in place; hi-viz and shoe tags must be worn if running outside with our road groups or time trial.
We encourage everyone to compete for the club whether it is road, cross country, or multi-terrain races,
Team Bath AC traditional competitions include the Welsh Castles Relay (June), the Sutton Park road relays (throughout the year), and the Gloucester winter cross country league.
Team Bath AC also host the Cotswold Way Relay (at the end of June), with several TBAC teams also competing.