Looping the football pitch, the Lowfield Open Space circuit is ideal for beginner runners, as well as those attempting to beat personal bests or training for a race.
Start by warming up with hopscotch, before doing a gentle lap of the track – which is 355m in total, with each 100m interval marked on the ground. Get your circuit going at the top of the slope next to the timing equipment. Once you’re confident, increase the number of laps little by little. Alternatively, work on your technique and stamina by gradually picking up the pace for the first 100m, recovering at a slower pace for the next 100, and repeating.
If you’re training for a race, set yourself a target number of laps (start low and build up to 6), take the laps at your race pace, and end with a slow lap to recover. You can use the 50m marked slope to time your pace – ask at the U-Mix Centre to use the timing equipment.