Training Groups

We have many qualified Run Leaders who will plan and lead our weekly sessions. Each Run Leader will have a different route, a different capability and a different strategy to get the best out of your running.

*** Work in progress ***


  • LiRF = Leader in Running Fitness
  • CiRF = Coach in Running Fitness
  • EGCE = Event Group Coach (Endurance)

Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm
Spring Hall Sports Facility, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, HX3 0AQ

For details, and to book your place, see our Eventbrite page

Phillip Whettlock (EGCE, CiRF)
This group offers sessions for runners of all abilities, who are looking to improve their technique and/or overall fitness

Currently various times/locations around Queensbury

For details, and to book your place, see our Eventbrite page

Matt Dodds (LiRF)
If you’re running at a pace quicker than 8.5 min/mile, then this is the group for you. We run a challenging route, no hill is too steep to run up. We mainly do on road, but occasionally test ourselves off road to mix it up. The runs are usually between 6.5 and 8 miles.
Phil Lickley (LiRF)

Julie Hepworth (LiRF)
G9.5 runs are usually 6 to 6.5 miles, all on road, around 9.5 min miles. Some weeks, we enjoy challenging ourselves with our local hills for a rewarding view (it’s true, hills do make you stronger!). If you enjoy road running and average a sub 10 min mile pace, this is the group for you.
Steve Brook (LiRF)
(Off road)

Vikki Bean (LiRF)
G11 off road generally runs around 6 miles, between March and October and then to road during the winter months. If you enjoy mud and trails then this is the group for you.
Phillip Whettlock (EGCE, CiRF)

Glenn Thornton (LiRF)
We normally go for a steady 5-6 mile run, at around 11 mins/mile pace. Phillip sometimes mixes it up a bit, with some speed or hill work – runners from other groups welcome to join in.
Martin Firth (LiRF)
Taken by Martin Firth, an experienced run leader, covering 3.75 to 4 miles, on the roads, at a pace of 12 minutes per mile. We try to introduce some variety and even fun into our routes and are ideal for anyone who wishes to progress from the G13 group and also for those with ambitions for G11..and for runners who are quite happy to stay with in G12!
Lynn Hill (LiRF)

Glenn Thornton (LiRF)
G13, runs around 3 miles, or slightly more/less depending on route and weather at around 13 minute mile pace. A great introduction to running with plenty of tips on how to get the best out of your run!