Speedwork sessions

Our Tuesday evening speedwork sessions take place at the Manchester Regional Athletics Arena, starting at 7:00pm sharp!

The session

The sessions consist of interval-based speedwork. We start with a couple of easy laps of the track to warm up, followed by some dynamic stretching exercises. Then, we launch into the main session! After that, we do a couple more easy laps to cool down, then some static stretching.

After a hard speedwork session

Speedwork sessions are meant to be hard; you will need to push yourself, but you'll also get plenty of encouragement and support from everyone! We know that some people are faster than others, so our speedwork sessions are designed to be accessible to all abilities.

Check out our upcoming events to see the sessions we have planned.

The venue

Our speedwork sessions normally take place at the Manchester Regional Athletics Arena:

Manchester Regional Athletics Arena
Rowsley Street
M11 3FF

The session will start at 7:00pm sharp, but you can access the venue from 6:40pm.


You will need to pay to enter the track; it costs £2.30 for people who live in the Manchester City Council area and £2.50 for people who live elsewhere - this is heavily discounted from the normal cost. After that, there is no further charge for our session.

If you are using the track facility for the first time, you will need to fill in a registration form at the venue reception and get yourself a MCR Active card, which you then need to bring to each future session to get discounted entry.

Public transport

The Manchester Regional Athletics Arena is located next to the Etihad Campus tram stop, with frequent tram services to and from the city centre.


There is free car parking available next to or near the Manchester Regional Athletics Arena. The nearest car park can be accessed from Gate 13 on Rowsley Street, however it is often full. There is a larger alternative car park accessed from Gate 11 on Rowsley Street (Yellow A & B). NB: Only park in designated spaces - do not park on grass verges, etc.

Alternative venue

Occasionally, we are not able to use the track facility due to other events that are taking place at Sportcity (e.g. a Manchester City FC fixture) - we will normally hold an alternative session from the Y Club in these cases - the information will be posted on our events calendar.