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Training groups

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

Technical group
Sprint group
Middle Long Distance 
Road Group
Technical running training
All-round group









Technical group
Within the technical group, the focus is on the jumping and throwing components of athletics. For example, within this group there is long jump and high jump. The fanatics also try their hand at the triple jump and pole vault. In addition, there is shot put and slung and javelin and discus throwing. Within this group there is also the possibility to run hurdles. In the technical group you can join at any level and you can choose which events you would like to train: from a small selection to (almost) all events if you would like to train for the all-around. The jumping and throwing events are trained on Monday and Wednesday and the hurdles on Thursday.

Training times
Monday 18:45
Wednesday 18:45
Thursday 18:30
Saterday 10:00



Sprint group
Here you will feel at home if the shorter distances are your passion. The group focuses on the shorter distances from 60 to 400 meters: a maximum of 1 lap on the track is more than enough for sprinters. For sprinters every hundredth of a second counts. With lots of practice on technique, strength and speed, you become a little faster every time. For example, you learn to start from the block and run with a relay baton. On Monday and Thursday Niels, the trainer of the sprint group, is present to help you improve your technique. After the warm-up and running practice there is usually an interval program: in the summer these are often nice and short and at full speed and in the winter they are a bit longer to train endurance. Every Tuesday there is strength training.

Training times
Monday 18:30 - 20:00
Tuesday 18:45 (strength)
Thursday 18:30 - 20:00
Friday 18:30 (strength)
Saturday 10:00




Medium Long Distance Group
The Medium Long Distance Group (MLD) is designed for runners targeting the 800 to 5000 meters on the track and possibly longer distances on the road. In an MLA workout, you first run with a small group in outside the athletic track, then you do a warm up with the group that focuses on running training and then you begin the main program. The main program consists of interval programs on the track, which you run in a so-called 'train'. In a train you run with other Vitalists who have the same pace as you, so you can pull each other up and keep up with the programs more easily!

The trainers of the MLA groups are Dirk and Fokie. Dirk has been a trainer at Vitalis for many years and also teaches the athletics courses at the ACLO. Fokie has been a trainer at Vitalis for a few years now and before that she gave talent training in the North region. The two groups train separately on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so take a look at both groups to find out which one suits you best!

On Mondays, the athletes can also join the technical running training to improve their running technique.
Training times
Tuesday 18:45
Thursday 18:45
Saturday 10:00


Road group
The Road group trains mainly for distances longer than 5 kilometers. This makes the road group a great group to build long distance fitness! Athletes train, as the name suggests, on the road off the track. They don't run endless laps, but usually choose the trails of the City Park. The trainers of the running group road, Jascha and Rianna, always take into account the very diverse level in their group. They do this, for example, by determining, depending on your running pace, how often you run the interval program or by splitting up parts of the program during longer runs. The road running group trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On Mondays, the athletes can also join the technical running training to improve their running technique.
Training times
Tuesday 18:45
Thursday 18:45
Saterday 10:00


Technical running training
Do you want to run large distances, but do you also want to focus more on your running technique and improve this technique. Then come to the technical running training especially for MLA and road group athletes. The training approaches running from the coordinative side. This means that the training is in circuit form in which several exercises are done to specifically train the large muscle groups, combined with running in between to recover. The weight of the exercises can be adjusted for each athlete. The perfect combination between technique and running for all MLA and running group away athletes of any level.

Training times
Monday 18:30

All-around group
The all-around group consists of a number of athletes who like to work together on all parts of athletics. Each time, a separate part of the all-around is trained under the supervision of an athlete trainer. From long jump to shot put and from sprint to hurdles. Every part is covered and you know in advance which training session is coming up, so you can choose your favourite parts.

Training times
Wednesday 18:30
Saturday 10:00