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.
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.
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 and usually includes a walking group too for those returning from injury, or simply wanting a more leisurely start to their weekend. Generally commencing at Gate "D" of the Botanical Gardens, coffees or breakfast follow in one of the Domain Road cafes or local park, weather permitting. Check the Crosbie Crew Facebook page to find details of our quarterly members Tan Time Trial and BBQ too!
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.
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. Make sure you arrive 10 minutes before the session starts so you have plenty time to take advantage of “bag drop” before training begins.