Junior Training


Distance runners : Junior grass group

Coach: Peter Hemming

Tuesday and Thursday 19.00-20:00

The sessions are held close to the university sports pitches, on the grass area close to shincliffe bridge 7pm prompt . please allow at least 20 minutes for warming up.

This is a mixed group who train on grass at maiden castle, throughout the year.
The sessions are designed to develop speed, stamina and strength , mental as well as physical and are suitable for junior and senior athletes of all standards, who will not only be encouraged, but will also be expected to compete in club and school(seniors excepted) competition on the track, road and cross country.
It is preferred that juniors who join this group have some running experience and a basic knowledge of warming up procedure.
The starting age, for boys and girls, is 10/11 ,who will progress through the junior age groups to compete eventually at a senior level.

Under-15 & Under-17 Training Group

This training group is for under 15 and under 17 athletes (school years 8, 9 and 10) who want to do a mix of sprinting, middle distance running and field events. Sessions are on a Tue and Thu from 6.30pm to 8.00pm with an optional field events training session on Saturday morning from 10.00am to 11.30am.

During the first 30 minutes of each session the group will practice field event skills or work on core strength, agility and balance. The final hour of the session will be a full warm-up, running session and cool down. One of the weekday running sessions is a sprint session and the other is a middle distance session. Each is rotated between Tue and Thu so that athletes who only attend one session per week still get a mix of sprinting and middle distance training.

The group also inducts athletes new to the club who may not be familiar with structured warm ups and dynamic stretching routines. These athletes may then progress to specialist middle distance or sprinting groups within the club.