Super Sports ABBRaS Training

Supersports ABRaS Athletics offers year round structured training.  The training is planned in advance by experienced runners to get the best out of all ABRaS runners. We try to provide the best possible training to suit our runners, to improve fitness levels, and prepare for races whilst adding fun and variety in a safe environment. The training involves grass, track, and road running.

Every month schedules are available to ABRaS runners for the planned Monday and Wednesday club runs/sessions for the following month (these are distributed via email).  It is hoped that this will help our runners:

  • Plan their training,
  • Be prepared on training night for what’s in store
  • Allow the training to run smoothly and efficiently, and
  • For the warm up to start on time. The website will be continually updated to remind runners where to meet for training.

Training Locations

Meadows Village Car Park

It is a convenient spot within the active family community of the Meadows.
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Umm Suqeim Park

It is located on the road opposite the stretch of coast by the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
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Dubai Autodrome

Park in the autodrome car park near the race pits area and join with us.
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GEMS Dubai American Academy (Track Session)

GEMS Dubai American Academy, Al Barsha
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Wednesday Locations

The location of Wednesday’s training session is  announced on our weekly newsletter distributed to our members.

If you are a new runner, please contact the Duty Runner to assess your level and advise on location.

Our usual spots are:

Beach Road (starting near the entrance for Umm Suqaim Park)

Meadows

Dubai Autodrome (hills session)

Training in Dubai

During the hotter months, running in the heat puts a big strain on our bodies. Always carry water on a run and ensure you are well hydrated before starting a training run. If you start to feel unwell, stop running immediately, ask for help, rest and get out of the heat.
ABRaS and the ABRaS Duty runner are not liable for any injury or loss that may result from training with ABRaS . Here is a useful website on www.heatrunning.com

Track Etiquette

We are delighted and grateful to have the use of a 400m track facility. In order to ensure we have no safety incidents, please follow these simple steps.

During efforts, including tempo runs (anti-clockwise direction):

Run in single file against the left hand side of the track.

Faster runners are responsible to overtake slower runners.

Slower runners should stay in position “ DO NOT attempt to ˜get out of the way.

Outside of efforts (e.g. warm up / warm down, or recovery breaks between effort.

Run/jog in a clockwise direction in the outer two lanes, or on the grass area inside the track.

Stay OUTSIDE of the two inner lanes of the track.

If you hear a runner shout œTRACK!? this means you have forgotten Point 3 and 4. Get out of the two inner lanes quickly, moving INTO the CENTRE, not outwards, to avoid a collision.

More tips HERE

Training Sessions

Every Monday at 6:30pm we train at GEMS Dubai American Academy (400m track)
Changing room and toilets available onsite.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/sdSc5iLCaU42

Various Locations: Please view the venue locations included below. Meadows, Umm Suqueim Park (Beach road track), Autodrome.

Runners looking to fit in a longer run can run on a Friday morning.  The meeting point changes week to week so please check with the duty runner.   This run can go as far as 25k-30k during peak marathon training.

Instructions

  • Each runner must bring photographic ID to sign in at DAA security.
  • On track introduce yourself to the Abras Coach and she/he will advise you which running group to join.
  • There are four groups of ability so everyone will find one to suit.
  • A track night typically includes: a warm up (up to 3k), a session briefing and club news, drills, strides, the session and a cool down.
  • Please remember to bring lots of water.
  • Please contact our Duty Runner Email for further information.

Registration and Payment

www.hopasports.com