Training

Running

M3 Monday night Running sessions

When? Monday Nights @ 7.30pm
Meeting Point?  Esplanade, Broughty Ferry (car park @ castle end of esplanade) Occasionally we will meet at the Grass track at Dawson park. Details will be posted on facebook
What? – Sessions mixed week to week and can be adapted to suit those attending, an example of past sessions includes:

Week 1 – 5k with flat measured route
Week 2 – Interval Running
Week 3 – Hill Reps

Duration? 1 Hour Max
Who? ALL welcome no matter whether you think you’re  too fast or too slow. There will be at least 1 coach in attendance each week – but to be treated as running with friends
Cost? £0

Sweatshop Running Community

The Sweatshop Running Community was originally set up to encourage people who had never run before to start running, in a safe environment, supported by more experienced runners. The club now supports a wide range of runners from absolute beginners, to sub 50 min 10K runners, with many runners improving all the time.

The Sweatshop team have kindly agreed to letting us join in with their runs, which consist of the following Day, Time & Distances.

– Tuesday 7pm 5km or 8km Mixed Ability
– Wednesday 6pm, 3km Beginners. 6:30, 5km or 8km Mixed Ability
– Sunday 10:30am 3km Mixed Ability

You’ll be asked to sign up before your first run, and Sweatshop will keep track of how many runs you do.

Camperdown Parkrun

The club supports the local parkrun: a free, weekly, 5k timed run, in Camperdown park. It’s a fantastic course – tough, hilly, multi-surface, and safe. Each week the parkrun team set up the park, and time everyone though course, publishing the results on the web, tracking your performance, and your improvement over time.

To take part in parkrun you need to register at the parkrun website, and print off a barcode. This is your unique identifier that allows you to run at any of the 170+ parkruns around the UK.

Tom Fardon is one of the run directors up at parkrun, so look out for him up there – 09:30 start, every Saturday, starting from the wee car park by the football pitches, along from the East entrance to the park.

  • Duration? 5km
  • Who? ALL welcome
  • Where? Camperdown Park
  • When? 9:30am, every Saturday
  • Cost? £0

Cycling

Cycling with friends

Now into the summer months we will be running a cycling with friends ride every Wednesday at 18:30. Leaving from David Lloyd Monifieth and open to cyclists of varying ability. Route & cycling groups to be decided on the night depending on numbers/weather etc

When: Wednesdays @ 18:30
Where: Meet at David Lloyd Monifieth unless another start point is suggested on facebook
Cost: 0

Swimming

Coached Swimming @ Gardyne


We are happy to say we offer a coached swimming sessions every Thursday at Gardyne Campus. The sessions run from 7p.m. to 8p.m. Lanes are graded for speed and a swim session plan will be provided on the night. You will need to be able to swim at least a few lengths to attend, and there is usually at least one coach present to give advice on technique and provide tips for improvement.

There is a £4 charge for each swim session; please bring the correct money if you can, although change may be available on the night.

Coaching Rota for 2017 so far can be found here

When: Thursdays 7-8pm
Where: Gardyne Campus, Gardyne Rd, Dundee DD5 1NY
Cost: £4

Swim Video Analysis

The club owns a high definition underwater camera to carry out poolside swim analysis. When time permits the Thursday sessions have a lane dedicated to swim analysis, with capacity for 3 or 4 swimmers per hour. Videos can be made available to the swimmer, and our experienced coaches can give detailed feedback at poolside, and later on-line. If you wish to have swim video analysis you must complete the consent forms, downloadable below:

Athlete film and photo consent form

Junior Athlete film and photo consent form

Open Water Swimming

Hosted by Angus Council, the sessions present a great way for members of all experience to learn/re-acquaint themselves with Open Water Swimming. A marked course is provided as well as a lifeguard

When:  Seasonal, May-September, Tuesday & Friday from 6pm-19:30 (Must pay at ranger station by 6:30pm)
Where: Monikie Park
Cost: £4.60

Strength & Conditioning

Foam Rolling


New for 2017, a class which will help release & recover your muscles through self-myofascial release of trigger points in the muscles. It is accomplished by rolling the foam roller under each muscle group until a tender area is found, and maintaining pressure on the tender areas (known as trigger points) for 30 to 60 seconds. Bring your favourite foam roller and a tennis/hockey ball, any questions, ask Michelle

When: Thursdays, 6:30pm
Where: Gym 3, Gardyne Campus
Cost: £2 for Foam Roll or £5 for Foam roll+ Swim

Metafit


Metafit, coached by Michelle, is a sub 30 minute workout which combines traditional bodyweight exercises (squats, pushups, burpees) with the latest high intensity interval training (HIIT) and Tabata techniques. Metafit will increase overall body strength, helping to increase performance and prevent injuries!

When: The occasional Thursday instead of foam rolling at 6:30pm
Where: Gym 3, Gardyne Campus
Cost: £2 for Metafit or £5 for Metafit + Swim