VFAC full membership allows members to attend as many coached group workouts as they wish throughout the year. Currently (October 2021), coach Kevin O’Connor is offering 3 coached workouts per week, alternating between track workouts and interval workouts done on road and trail.
Whether you are interested in middle to long distance running or multi-sport; an elite competitor, competitive amateur or a recreational runner, VFAC coaches will challenge you with supervised workouts that will see improvements in all facets of your running. Training in a supportive and encouraging environment is one of the club’s principal goals
October 2021: Club group workouts are currently offered three times a week: Tuesdays at 6 PM, Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 9:30 AM.
Some examples of classic VFAC workouts:
- Beaver Lake Laps
- Mile 5/8ths Loop
- 3k of “3-2-2” workout
- First 2k of “3-2-2” workout (uphill start)
- Second 2k of “3-2-2” workout (downhill)
- Mile 7/8ths Loop
- 2 mile Loop (Mile 5/8ths Start)
- Trail hill repeats (Mile 5/8ths Start)
- Pipeline Hills (road)
- Second beach incline repeats
- 4 mile of “4-1-1” workout
- 3 mile road loop
If you want to give us a try, we have an introductory membership rate of $50 which includes 3 workouts & your BC Athletics Training Membership. Please contact the club first if you plan to attend one of the scheduled workouts as drop ins are not possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last but certainly not least: after workouts many members go for either coffee/breakfast (Saturdays) or beer/food (weekdays) at local establishments. As well as a chance to relax and socialize with other club members, it’s also an opportunity to discuss your training with the VFAC coaches.
The map below shows some of the locations where we meet and also where some of the various workouts start. Just click on an icon for a description.
View VFAC Stanley Park Locations in a larger map