Monday: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Tuesday: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Thursday: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Friday: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

See Training Weather Policy below.


Corner of South Terrace &

Peacock Rd.

Adelaide 5000

Sunday Long Runs

The Sunday morning long run is often through Belair National Park from 8:00am. Speak to any senior club meber for up to date information on where groups are running on any given week.

There are various informal options available with most runs being somewhere between 1 hour and 2 hours 30 minutes in length.

Training Group – Peter Sandery (Monday and Thursday)

Some people take up running as a convenient form of exercise, a means of maintaining a level of fitness. Others want to be able to race, to compete against other runners in track, road or cross country races. If you are in the latter group, training that is targeted at your goals is essential. Training with a group of like-minded people doesn’t diminish the physical demands you will need to meet, but it does assist in providing motivation to maintain that training.

My training group consists of male and female runners of widely varying ability and age (but mainly masters age). Numbers vary from 12 to 45 on any night. Each training session takes approximately one hour and consists of a structured set of warm-up activities followed by an interval program (repetitions of timed running and recovery periods). The interval programs are based on current research into maximising running training outcomes. The aim is to improve the ability to run well in middle and long distance races.

Training Group – David Patterson (Tuesday and Thursday)

This training group again consists of male and female runners of widely varying abilities and goals. The goals vary from running a fast 1500m on the track at state and national level to competing in fun runs and big city races or just running for fitness. The current age range of my group is from about 14 to 50 with runners working on programs to cater for these variations in goals. Our Tuesday and Thursday sessions usually consist of a 5k warm up followed by an interval program. Sessions are usually about 90 minutes in length.

Training Group - Michael Nitschke (Tuesday - Friday)

This training group has a variety of ages with a skew towards middle or short distance events (800m, 1500m) but also caters for other distances as required. Michael is a practicing podiatrist with a keen interest in running and helping juniors reach their potential. This is a new group with an evolving format that changes with the demands of the racing season. Training location varies, so please contact Michael or the club before you arrive.

Dave Patterson

Head Coach

Peter Sandery

Head Coach

Michael Nitschke

Head Coach

Rhys Sandery

Assistant Coach

Alex Burrows

Assistant Coach

Adelaide Harriers Weather Policy

Training sessions are cancelled if there is a severe weather warning (storm, heavy rain/hail, strong winds) for the Adelaide parklands area, or the forecast

temperature is 40C or more at the time training is due to commence. Please check the Adelaide Metro area Bureau Of Meteorology weather forecast and warnings for 5-7pm:

Training will also not proceed if the air quality is Poor or Very Poor. Check the Adelaide Metro/CBD area on the EPA website:

We will try and post a notification on the Adelaide Harriers Facebook page by 12pm on the day of training regarding session cancellation.