Club Training All abilities are welcome from age 8 years to veterans.
UKA Qualified coaches are available to assist with training requirements.
Summer: Tuesdays and Thursdays 18:30 to 20:30 (18:15 for Middle Distance/Endurance group). Some event specific groups do train on other evenings
Winter: September to April, Tuesday from 18:30 (18:15 for Middle Distance/Endurance group) plus other nights of the week depending on which training group you are part of. Indoor coaching takes place at Pilton and Braunton Schools. Cross Country training is also available for middle/long distance runners.
There is a training fee of £1.50 per session.
Primary School Ages:
Years 3 and 4: Kate Moore; Janet Regan, Graham Berry, Keith Regan
Years 5 and 6: Kate Moore; Janet Regan, Graham Berry, Keith ReganSprints • Gary Gahan
Senior Middle Distance • Mark Brace; Ben Cox, Gemma Rous
Development Middle Distance • Steve Choules, Chris Norman
Hurdles and Sprints Group Gary Gahan
Jumps • Rob Linskill; Lewis Singletary
Throws • Colin Petty; Mike Canty
Athletes are broadly divided into six different training groups:
Primary School Junior Training Group
This group experiences an introduction to the basic skills of athletics using the England Athletics 365 programme of 'Run, Jump, Throw'.
Emphasis in training sessions is on enjoyment through personal improvement. Regular attendance guarantees improvement.
Training times are as follows:
Years 3 and 4: Mondays and Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm (Indoors during the Winter) Arrive by 5:45pm t register and warm up
Years 5 and 6: Mondays and Thursdays 7:00pm - 8:00m Arrive by 6:45pm to register and warm up
Athletes are encouraged to compete in the monthly Devon Sports Hall League and Gliddon & Squire Cross Country League during the winter and the Devon Series Track and Field Series in the summer.
As soon as Year 6 athletes reach 11 years of age they also become eligible for the North Devon AC team which competes in the UK National Young Athletes League and the South West League.
Each group operates throughout the year and in all safe weather conditions.
Athletes should bring appropriate clothing for the weather conditions on the day – always bring warm, waterproof clothing, hat and gloves in the winter.
Hiudles & Sprint Group • ‘Gary's Group'
Training starts at 18:30. Please try to arrive by 6.15 in order to have time to register and warm up. This is a mixed age and ability group. This group's main training nights are Wednesdays and Fridays.
Jumps Group: ‘'Rob’s Group’
Training starts at 6:15pm and is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Venues include the track and Braunton School Sports Hall.
Middle Distance Development Group: ‘Steve and Chris' Group’.
This group is aimed at the more endurance based athletes, mainly in the under 13 and under 15 age groups, and it's primary aim is the development of cross country racing in the winter and middle distance racing on the track in the summer.
We also include sessions of Hurdling, Long Jump, High Jump and Throws as this encourages all round athletic development and we often find hidden talent in these events.
Training is every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:15pm, as well as many Sunday mornings. Sessions are varied with a focus on the key aspects of movement patterns, posture and running technique as well as all the ingredients that make up an endurance programme.
Contact Steve Choules on firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Middle Distance Group • ‘Mark’s Group’ Meets at 18:15.
Speed through strength — realise your potential!
This group caters for 400m, 800m 1500m though to 5000m including steeple chase.
This is not age group led and is open to anyone prepared to commit and wishing to take ownership of their training. We currently have athletes ranging from 13 to 60.
All sessions are graded by ability and not age. We meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and most Sundays at various venues. Check the diary.
Involves a comprehensive program of: Endurance, Interval sets, Hills, Threshold, Plyometrics, Circuits, and Weights.
Athletes feed in mostly from the Development Middle Distance Group but athletes from all groups do and are welcome to drop in any time.
Want to find out how speed endurance can help you realize your potential?
Contact Mark Brace on email@example.com
Throws Training Group • ‘Colin’s Group’
Throws group is run by Colin Petty and Mike Carty. It’s open to anyone preferably over 13 yrs of age who isn’t interested in busting their lungs running round the track but would like to throw shot, discus, hammer or javelin.