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Training groups



Athletics knows many disciplines. At Vitalis, they can all be practiced, except for race walking. To make this possible, there are four different training groups:


Road group 
Led by Bart Slijper and Jascha Norder
The road group mostly runs on the road or in the park for distances longer than 5 kilometers. The group is less performance-oriented than the other training groups and there is a lot of difference in level, which is always taken into account by the trainers. Before a training, we always gather at the beginning of the grandstand nearby the running track. 

Training times
Tuesday 18:45
Thursday 18:45
MLA group - Dirk
Led by Dirk Dijkstra
The middel-long distance group (MLA) is intended for runners focused on 800m to 5000m on the track and longer distances on the road. The training session on Monday is focused on running technique, and on Tuesday and Thursday there are track training sessions. Saturday morning is often an endurance run on the road or in the park. The training sessions on Monday and Saturday are also suitable for Vitalis members from other groups. Before a training, we always gather at the beginning of the grandstand nearby the running track.

Training times
Monday 18:30 - Technical
Tuesday 18:45
Thursday 18:45
Saturday 10:00
MLA group - Fokie
Led by Fokie Cnossen
The middel-long distance group (MLA) is intended for runners focused on 800m to 5000m on the track and longer distances on the road. Tuesday and Thursday there are track training sessions with the group. Monday is used as a strength training. Saturday morning there is the possibility to join the endurance run or track session with MLA Dirk. Before a training, we always gather at the beginning of the grandstand nearby the running track. 

Training times
Tuesday 18:45
Thursday 18:45

Sprint group
Led by Johan Niemeijer and Huub Oldeman
You will feel right at home in this group when your athletics passion is sprinting. The training sessions are aimed at distances from 60m to 400m. Before a training, we always gather at the beginning of the grandstand nearby the running track. The strength training takes place in the gym next to the canteen.

Training times
Monday 18:45
Tuesday 19:00  (Strength)
Thursday 18:45
Technical group 
Led by Konstantin Sarnatskiy and Widmer van der Graaf
This group is meant for those who wish to specialize in the technical disciplines of athletics. (Hurdles, shot put, discus, javelin, hammer throw, long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault). Before a training, we always gather at the start/finish line on the running track. If you are new, you can best contact our Sport Coordinator (sport@vitalis.org) first.

Training times
Monday 18:30
Wednesday 18:30