Training Sessions

When
Training sessions last for one hour and are during school term times;

Autumn and Spring Term
Mondays 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Fridays 5.00pm to 6.00pm
& 6.00pm to 7.00pm (starts from 7th November)

Autumn Term 2014 
Half term: Monday 20th October to Friday 31st October
Last Sessions:
Monday 1st December
Friday 5th December

Spring Term 2015
Starts: Friday 9th January
5:00 to 6:00pm Session 1
6.00 to 7.00pm Session 2
Monday 12th January
5.30pm to 6.30pm

Last Sessions:
Friday 20th March
Monday 23rd March

Half Term w/c 16th Feb

Summer Term

Mondays 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Fridays 5.00pm to 6.00pm
& 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Where
Training takes place at Guildford Spectrum Track, Surrey GU1 1UP
How to find us – Click here to see Google Map

Training – a summary of how it works
Athletics is an all – year round sport. The training goes through specific phases depending on the time of year and the competitive season.

Summer Season – Training to compete in Track and Field
April to September
We run a programme of event based training so that each group does a different event each week.

The aim is to ensure all athletes learn the specifics of;
sprints and starts for 75m races
throwing the Vortex
running middle distance 600m
being able to do hurdles
long jump including run ups and take off
high jump basic skills
changeovers and relays

We want to help our young athletes learn the key skills for each track and field event so that they are ready to compete for our club and also for their school in summer.
We also vary the training so that each child can enjoy learning something new each session.

Winter Season – Training for Cross Country
October to March
We have refined our winter training of several years so that we now have a programme that offers a good balance of circuit training and interval track running. The circuit involves 6 stations; hill runs, strength exercises, mini hurdles, plyometric jumping, shuttle runs and medicine ball

The track intervals are combined with throws training to give a balanced workout
The aim over the winter is to improve strength and conditioning, to build endurance for cross country and to maintain speed and agility for the track.
Sportshall training is included in the Winter phase. It gives the older athletes who prefer to compete in short distances and jumps the chance to use their speed and strength work to compete in two indoor Sportshall competitions, one in December and one in March.