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
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.
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.
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-hosted competitions are the Cotswold Way Relay (end June) , the Running Bath 5k Timetrial (first Tuesday each month)
Team Bath traditional competitions include the Welsh Castles Relay (June), the Sutton Park road relays (throughout the year), the Gloucester and the Gwent winter cross country leagues. See the other pages to see further details.