Hackney is our home. It's where we were born, where we live and where we run. And, every May, it's where we race - at the Hackney Half-Marathon.
SOAR X Hackney is 8 weeks of group-based training, designed to help you secure a personal best at the 2020 Hackney Half Marathon.
Embracing the training principles and methods that have secured PBs for Elite Marathoners, and adapting them for everyday runners, the group will be coached by Olympian Matt Yates, and led by the SOAR community.
Participants receive -
- 8 weekly coached training sessions including intervals, tempo running, speed-work, hills, stretching, drills and S&C
- A weekly group training plan, tiered to 3 levels of ability and experience
- Tailored support and advice on racing, training, nutrition, S&C, injuries and rehab
- Individualised coach feedback and open communication channels throughout the programme
- Access to exclusive SOAR X Hackney kit and offers
Each of the 8 sessions will see team SOAR X Hackney undertake fully coached warm-ups, technique drills, interval/threshold running and warm downs. Sessions will start and finish at SOAR N1 where there will be a bag drop and toilet facilities.
All abilities are welcome, SOAR X Hackney just asks for one key attribute: Commitment. Commitment to structured training. Commitment to the entire training programme. Commitment to the group and commitment to exploring your racing potential.
Training group runs weekly every Tuesday evening, from Tuesday 24th March to Tuesday 12th May. All sessions depart from SOAR N1 at 18:30.
Totalling 8 x Tuesday night training sessions of approximately 2 hours each.
SIGN UP FOR FREE HERE
*Participation does not include race entry. All participants are responsible for their own race entry. Hackney Half race date - Sunday 17th May 2020
** We request all participants are entered into the Hackney Half before training commences, and run in SOAR Race Kit on race day
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About the coaches -
Matt Yates, SOAR X Hackney Head Coach
Matt is a former Olympian and world top 10 middle distance runner, now regarded as one of Europe's up and coming elite running coaches after producing a number of successful athletes over a four year period.
His training method and approach is highly individual and certainly not from the traditional coaching manual. Instead it has been shaped by a combination of his own training experiences and years spent working with the world's leading coaches, athletes and sports scientists. His innovative approach has seen him turn around a number of athletic careers, helping athletes realise their true potential. Matt's approach is not for the faint hearted, but if you have 100% commitment and motivation he can help you achieve your goals and bring success to your running.
Barry Ewell, SOAR X Hackney Assistant Coach
Barry is a former 2.22 marathon runner from the days where plimsolls and a string vest were as good as it got. He has decades of coaching experience and has worked with Matt's elite athlete training group as assistant coach for almost 3 years.
He is affectionately known as “Stopwatch” for the number of stopwatches he wears at sessions and giving, to the tenth, rep splits. He is a walking encyclopaedia of running and there is not a running book, training regime or athlete he doesn’t know about. In a Q&A on all things running there's nothing that will leave Barry short of an answer.
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