The Performance Running Experience is a 3-day residential track adn middle distance running camp for children aged 10-16 years old. The programme offers children with beginner experience in running, right through to club and elite county athletes, the opportunity to train for 3 days with UKA qualified coaches. The course covers technique, speed, agility and quickness (SAQ) sports nutrition, race preparation and injury prevention. We also provide positive role models in the form of international athletes who visit the course for evening workshops.
Your week will begin on the Wednesday afternoon with an introduction from the Head Coach and Pastoral Team who will prepare you for the 3 days ahead.
A welcome meal will be prepared for you and our staff team will help you settle in to your accommodation after a series of icebreakers.
Our programme is led by UKA level 3 coach John Skevington.
With almost two decades as a coach, many years of which have been at national level, John is perfectly positioned to help particpants improve running technique and reduce the incidence of injuries.
The programme is broken down into abilty and age group related sessions.
We use video analysis to look at the technique of all participants. Younger age groups will have a particular focus on technique; while more advanced runners will also focus on strength conditioning and race tactics.
Nutrition is a strong feature of the programme with guest speakers hosting workshops to talk about the importance this plays in training and competing.
Guest appearance from an international athlete
Pre-hab How to prevent injuries
The Success Iceberg What it takes to become a successful runner
Running shoes What's best? A talk from a running shoe specialist. (And possibly a chance to win a new pair of shoes!)
Technology Help or hindrance?
Planning your year
We focus on pre and post event nutrition and a food guide to sit alongside training plans. We also have a guest speaker that comes into speak with children about the importance of the right food and drink.
After dinner, we will provide a fun filled evening led by our pastoral staff, creating a relaxing and friendly atmosphere to relax with your fellow campmates. We will ask you to check in to your rooms by 9pm, lights out between 9.30pm-10.30pm (depending on age).
|Catered Meal||Catered Meal|
|Activity 1||Ice Breakers||Warm Up and Energiser Games||Strength & Conditioning|
|Activity 2||Pace Judgement Session||Kenyan Drills||Medley Relays|
|Lunch||Catered Meal||Catered Meal||Catered Meal|
|Activity 3||Arrival - 4pm-6pm||Strength & Conditioning||Race Tactics||Track Events|
|Activity 4||Welcome||Medley Relays||Shuttle Relays||Departure - 3pm-4pm|
|Dinner||Catered Meal||Catered Meal||Catered Meal|
|Evening Activity||Dress Rooms and Settle In||Quiz Night||Free Time|
*Course timetable subject to change but the overall pattern of the week will reflect the above content.
We will be staying in one of Mount St Mary's modern and comfortable boarding houses. Rooms will be shared with up to 3 other participants. There are plenty of communal areas available as well as a garden area which will be used for some workshop delivery when appropriate. Check out our VENUE PAGE for more info.
The main course content will be delivered on the fastastic all-weather running track, with workshops taking place in Sports Hall, pavilion and classroom spaces.
Our seasonal staff team are put through a rigorous interview and training processes to ensure that we have just the right people for the job. All staff hold an enhanced DBS. Our venue manager will be supported by a team of pastoral and first aid professionals who are equipped to deal with any eventuality on site, as well as support participants with the challenges of being away from home.
All running coaches hold running coaching qualifications.