Train With The Trail Co. Trailiens
We absolutely love the trails and want to share them with you! We offer coached trail run training sessions that cater to a full range of abilities. Our passionate coaches love helping our runners achieve their trail running goals.
Our sessions are designed to improve your trail running fitness, technique and confidence. Whether you’re building up to an “A” race, running for fun or looking for a way to mix up your road training, our sessions are a fun, inclusive way to get onto the trails.
We currently host three group training sessions each week and a monthly long, slow social run. All runs are hosted by qualified, experienced coaches so you know you'll be in great hands.
Members of The Trail Co. Club can attend unlimited sessions throughout their membership year. All other runners are welcome to attend on a casual basis for $12 per session.
Hills and trails often go hand in hand. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, exploring Mt Cooth-tha, or training for an official event, chances are that there’s vert in your future! Hill training will make you a stronger all-round runner – ups, downs, flats and road. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!
We’ll work on various aspects of trail running each session: ascending, descending, technical terrain, endurance and more. Rest assured, this session caters for all running abilities. We will do a slow warm up run as a group and then structure the session to allow you to go as fast and far as you feel comfortable with. Don’t wait until you’re ‘fitter’ to attend. Make these sessions a regular part of your weekly routine and you’ll see the benefits in no time!
Currently held every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 am. See the Training Calendar for more details.
Lean, mean, trail machines
Let’s face it, runners tend to neglect strength as a rule. While it can be tempting to just tie up the laces and run, including some conditioning work in your regular routine is important, whether you want to get faster, stronger, more agile or just avoid injury.
Our regular conditioning sessions are designed to complement your running, especially on trails. You'll be improving your strength, endurance, agility and ability to adapt to varying terrain on both fresh and toasted legs. It’s like boot camp for trail runners – so, less yelling, cammo and tires; more trees, birds and friendly teasing.
All abilities are welcome. Options will be available to go harder or easier and to work around injury where possible (of course, the ultimate responsibility is on you to listen to your body at all times).
Currently held every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30am. See the Training Calendar for more details.
Experience some of the trails south of the river with our Toohey Tuesday. Each session we'll take advantage of the 'flatter' (let's say.. less hilly), terrain by working on single track skills, endurance, speed and other crucial trail running skills.
As it doesn't have 'Mount' in the title, Toohey Forest offers a less intimidating introduction for beginners but rest assured, you can push as hard and fast as your heart desires (and can handle!) in each session.
Currently held every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30am. See the Training Calendar for more details.
A focussed training session is all well and good but sometimes you just want to get out and run, right? We sure do! We'll be hosting longer runs at various locations, near and further afield throughout the year. Distances, terrain and pace will vary depending on the run. Where possible, we will cater for a range of abilities on each run.
Locations and dates vary across the year. See the Training Calendar for more details.
If you are unsure which sessions suits you the most, please send us a message and we'll happily get back to you for a chat.
At just $2.88 per week, joining The Trail Co. Club as a member is great value, whether you plan to run regularly or just take advantage of exclusive members discounts and events. If you're not a fan of great deals, or just want to dip your toe into the trail pond for now, you're more than welcome to attend our run sessions casually. Simply register at the link below (first time only) and bring $12 cash along to the session of your choice.
+ try us for free
Do you want to make sure we're not a bunch of weirdies before you run with us? Well, we may be a bunch of weirdies actually, but we're very nice ones at least! So nice, in fact, that we're giving you the chance to try us for free. We'll just need you to register at the link below then pop along when you're ready to kick off your new obsession.