Excellent - cheers JJ & Piers, top stuff (perfect grammar too ). I'm based over in Solihull, near Birmingham - our local clubs are Centurions or Sparkhill Harriers (although we have a junior Birchfield Harrier running for us, randomly). The interval session sounds great; the competitive spirit/desire to beat each other at every opportunity will certainly appeal to the boys!
Out of interest, how many times per week did you train your teams?
Will certainly check out the EA co-ordinator, that sounds like a good idea. And undoubtedly better than my initial plan of discussing the battle of Marathon at great length, before making them run around the field until the seagulls swarm on the goal posts, re-creating a scene from the Birds...
Hi guys - first time posting on the forum, so please be gentle with me!
I'm a history teacher with a running addiction who needs a little help.
Ive recently been put in charge of a reasonable sized cross country club at my school, and I have no idea what training to inflict on my team! The club has runners from 11-16 year olds, and they seem to be tiring of my samey training sessions.
If anyone out there has experience of coaching youth teams in cross country, and wouldn't mind sharing some wisdom, I'd be truly grateful!