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Summer training

The summer programme starts in May when all athletes will be placed into a group which will rotate round a full programme of events on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Neiley Playing Fields. This will give them an opportunity to learn / improve their skills in a full range of events covering Jumps, Throws, Speed and Endurance. In addition athletes will be able to join more advanced groups to push themselves to attain a higher standard.


Please note that on evenings when club competitions are held (see EVENTS page for dates) the athletes will be encouraged to take part in the competition and their will be no groups on the field on those day. In addition Triathlon training will take place for the bike, run and transition phases of that discipline, please check the TRIATHLON page for dates.

For further information contact John McFadzean, Richard Szostak or any of the coaches.

Winter training

With winter training a reminder to ALL under 11's no matter which group you are with you require an adult to be with you.

The main groups for junior athletes are Pumas and Tigers who go out road running, or John Mac's Jaguars who have sessions based at Neilley, Honley High School or Steep Ridings dependant on the weather and aims of the session i.e. speed, hill, endurance or style.


If you are in John Mac's group adults do not have to run but can walk/ drive to where the session is taking place. Any adult wishing to take part in these sessions are more than welcome and you may be surprised how hard they are, as they are geared towards the individual. Any problems or questions please speak to John Mac or Richard Szostak.

If a junior athlete chooses to go with another group and go on road runs they MUST, (As must all adults) obey the instructions of the coach in charge and if they are junior school age they must have an adult who runs with them and takes responsibility for them.


ALL ATHLETES ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR REFLECTIVE BIBS WHEN THEY GO OUT ON THE ROAD. All coaches have the right to refuse to take any athlete of any age with them if they feel the safety of that athlete or any other athlete will be put at risk.


The Yorkshire league provides four good x-country races for age groups from under 11 upwards, please sign up on the notice board, these are ideal races to get involved with.


Indoor sessions are held on Wednesdays starting October look out for details on the website or speak to a coach. Look out for details of sports hall athletics competitions during the winter.




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