At Ballydrain we aim to ensure that every athlete trains with others of a similar level and therefore at our Tuesday sessions we split into five groups based on current pace. This pace is tested and decided over a 3k time trial during the summer months and regularly updated through open race results at other times of the year. All athletes have the opportunity to progress through the groups once falling within the time ranges for 3k as below:

A+ group – sub 10 mins 30 secs

A group – 10:30 to 12:30

Intermediate group – 12:30 to 14:30

Progressive group – 14:30 to 16:30

Fitness group – 16:30 +