We offer varied training sessions geared to helping members become better all-round runners.

From longer runs, sprint training, intervals or hill sessions, there’s something to suit everyone no matter your ability. 

Our friendly coaches adopt a ‘no pressure’ approach to training which allows you to take things at your own pace suitable to your own needs and current fitness levels. 

Our sessions are also a great social opportunity to chat with other runners and make new friends!

Following advice from England Athletics weekly training sessions are postponed. Club members can access training sessions here:


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We have twice weekly training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We are pleased to be supported by Cockermouth Leisure Centre. 

We meet there ready for a prompt 6:30pm start. 

Once or twice a month we vary the training plan with an off road route, which means a different meeting point. This will be on our Facebook feed, as well as being listed on the full training schedule, which is accessible to all members.

A typical training session lasts around 60-70 minutes, which normally includes a warm up and cool down stretching afterwards. 

There are changing rooms and showers at Cockermouth Leisure Centre and lockers are available at the cost of £1 (refundable). We do ask that you do not use the leisure centre car park, as they need to reserve priority for their own members, but there is street parking available close by. 

In winter high visibility clothing such as a reflective top is necessary, and due to our rural nature many winter routes will also require a head torch.  Off road shoes are advised for some training sessions, and this will be made clear via our Facebook feed and on the members’ training plan.

Weekly training and stretch sessions are also posted on a closed Facebook group. Here DAC members can complete the session in their own time and then post their training record onto the group for feedback, comments and interaction with members. The aim of this is for people who can't make one or both of the DAC training sessions but still want to do something targeted or for those who want even more!