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Road Running: Training

There are road and track based interval sessions taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the year. A brief guide to interval training is available here

To use the track you will need to pay a Preston Harriers official at the gate or have a Summer Track Pass from the club.  Further information on the use of the track and Track Passes:
Track Passes

Tuesday Night Track Session - Start time 18:30

Training consists of interval sessions during summer and winter. All abilities are welcome, with different paced groups running the intervals. Track Schedules:

Summer 2022 Track Schedule
Winter 2021-22 Track schedule

Tuesday and Thursday Night Running Fitness Group

This is a free Ladies and Mens Running Starter Group. It is a road based session led by a UKA qualified coach and supported by qualified ‘Leaders in Running Fitness’ and is particularly suited to newcomers to running, and intermediate runners. Tuesdays are intervals and hills training, Thursday on the road doing varying distances upto 10 miles with cut off points for shorter distances.
Venue at Avenham & Miller Parks. Start Time 6:30pm and meeting on the corner opposite the Continental pub.

Venues and further information

Wednesday Night Track Session

This session is for everyone, from those just starting out to experienced runners. The sessions are led by club coaches, Steve Jackson and Alan Appleby. It is an interval session based on a set distance or set time run.

Start Time

Summer (Apr – Sept) 7.00pm
Winter (Oct – Mar) 7.00pm

Meet at the cabin on the far side of the track from the entrance.
From April to September, the Under 11 group have a general session which finishes at 7pm, therefore the group cannot access the track for any warm up until 7pm.

Thursday Night Tempo Session

These sessions are uncoached and aimed at seniors with a sub 22min 5K PB.
If you wish to join these sessions, please contact

Winter (Oct – Mar)

Venue: Preston Docks Halfords Car Park, 2 Maritime Way, PR2 2ZB
Time: 6:50pm for 7:00pm Start
This session is around Preston Docks, comprising  a 5K (2 laps) tempo/threshold run, plus warm up and cool down.

Summer (Apr – Sept)

Venue: The Continental, South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JP
Time: 6:30pm Start
This session, not coached, is a tempo or progression run of 6 – 8 miles.


There is a free Preston 5k parkrun every Saturday morning at 9.00am from Avenham Park. Preston Harriers do not organise it, although many of our runners do regularly use parkrun as a training session. In the winter months we have a cross country training session from the same venue shortly after parkrun finishes.
Further details here

Junior Parkrun

There is a free junior Preston 2k Parkrun every Sunday morning at 9.00am from Avenham Park.
Further details here