Training

The Crosbie Crew meets for training six days a week. These sessions cater for all abilities across a wide variety of events and distances. Our members range from beginners and casual runners to athletes competing in national and international events. So, whatever your ability or ambition, there is always something for you.

Our Group Sessions

Monday

6.00pmThe Tan - The Pillars

Monday evenings are aimed at the more advanced runner looking to do high level quality work. These sessions are predominantly track based and offer a more personalised coaching experience. These sessions are not intended for runners new to the group.

Tuesday

6.10pmThe Tan - The Pillars

This is our largest group session of the week, which sometimes sees over 100 people in attendance. It’s a hard but fun session with lots of people of all abilities working hard to improve their running. Quality sessions are aimed at improving running technique, speed and endurance. Sessions include things like intervals, fartleks and hills. We split into three different groups – endurance, skills acquisition and speed development. Each group caters for runners of all abilities.

Wednesday

6pmThe Tan - Lady Janet Clarke Rotunda

You can join the crew for an easy Wednesday night run around Melbourne. We usually split into three different pace groups, 5 min, 5.30 pace and 6.15 per km pace to make sure we cater for most needs with distances varying between 7 and 10km.

Thursday

6.10pmThe Tan - The Pillars

This quality session follows the same routine as the Tuesday night. On Thursday, we also offer tempo runs with speeds and distances varying according to training plans and levels of fitness. Please speak to one of our coaches if you need more information on these tempo runs, which are invaluable come race days.

Saturday

9amThe Tan - Gate 'D'

The Saturday morning run is beginner and family friendly, with prams a familiar sight. The distances range from 5km to 10km and the pace is easy. Breakfast follows in one of the Domain Road cafes. Gate D also now goes on tour on the first Saturday of every month. Check the Crosbie Crew Facebook page to find out where the tour is heading each month.

Sunday

8.00amVaries - check Facebook for details

The Crosbie Crew heads to a variety of locations across metropolitan Melbourne for the Sunday long run (known as the SLR). Generally the location is within 15km of the city and distances range between 12km and 24km during the spring and summer period, with various pace groups. To find out where our next SLR is, join the Crosbie Crew Facebook group. Details are usually available by Wednesday night each week.

Where do I store my gear?

 

Most members need somewhere to put their gear at training sessions, and there is almost always a member’s car being used for safe and secure storage. If you are getting there on foot, bike or public transport and need some storage space, you only have to ask.

 

Our Conditioning Sessions

Everyday

Times VaryRise Yoga Studio – Level 1, 232 Bridge Rd, Richmond
Various Running Specific Classes – Days and times vary so check the website for a full timetable. Fusing Pilates, yoga and core strength building, these sessions have been developed to improve posture, athletic performance and minimise injuries. The Core Power classes have a special focus on improving strength for runners.

Want a Personal Plan?

We realise that every runner is different, so it’s important to make sure your training program is aligned to your specific needs. The Crosbie Crew provides personalised training programs and coaching advice through the expertise of 14 qualified coaches. They’re here to help you achieve your personal running goals – from a simple bit of advice to the development of formal training programs. So feel free to make the most of the expertise we have within our coaching team. If you want to know more simply email our Coaching Co-ordinator.

South Melbourne Athletics Club

  We have a strong association with South Melbourne Athletics Club – great for those who want to try their hand at Club Level Track and Field Events and Cross Country Racing.

The Crosbie Crew is proudly supported by: