16 Week Training Programme for the 2016 Ballycotton 10 mile race

The club will be starting a 16 week training programme for members starting on Monday the 16th of November.

There is a choice of four programmes…

  1. Novice. Based on running less than 20 miles per week and on 3 days. (Mentor – Ed Fitzgerald)
  2. Improvers. Based on running between 20 to 30 miles per week and on 3 days. (Mentor – Grellan McGrath)
  3. Intermediate. Based on running between 30-40 miles per week and on 4 days. (Mentor – Elaine Guinane)
  4. Performance. Based on running between 40-50 miles per week and on 5 days. (Mentor – John Desmond)

Over the 16 weeks, those following each programme will be doing a variety of track sessions and weekend runs to get ready for the Ballycotton 10 race on the 6th of March 2016. Provision is also made for those who might wish to do the Dungarvan 10 mile or the Mallow 10 mile.

The programme will also give members a good foundation for the 2016 season be it for the Cork City Marathon or local road races.

For any non-members wishing to join the programme then have a look at our membership page. Joining now will cover your membership up until the end of 2016.


Please note that the programmes are not suitable for absolute beginners. If you’ve recently completed a Couch to 5k programme and are running on a regular basis then consider a basic 12 week programme as outlined HERE