Young athletes training


If you are new to the club, you must attend an induction evening before you can attend any sessions. Details of how to join and induction evenings are given on the 'Membership' page.
At Cambridge University Sports Centre 6.00-8.00 from November to February 

6.00-7.00 Under 13 athletes (years 6 and 7)

7.00-8.00 Under 15 athletes (years 8 and 9)

 Please wear clean trainers in the sports hall.

There is an endurance group for athletes in years 7, 8 and 9. It runs from the Sports Centre from 6.30-7.45. The group is aimed at athletes who wish to run cross-country events. Hi-viz tops are mandatory.

It is not possible to take a car to the Sports Centre itself except for disabled badge holders.  Cars should be parked in the car park on Charles Babbage Road, at the top of the access road to the Sports Centre, which is the car park for the Institute for Manufacturing.  It is on the western side of the Institute for Manufacturing building and the eastern side of the access road to the Sports Centre.  This is the only car park available to us.  It's about 100m from the Sports Centre.


Young athletes' training goes out doors at the track from February until October .
Under 13 training is from 6.30-7.30. Please sign in upstairs at the track from 6.20 for a prompt start.
Under 15 training begins at 7.30. Please sign in upstairs at the track. Groups finish at approximately 8.15 to 8.30. Please check the precise starting and finishing times with your coach

• Under 13 athletes train from 6.30 to 7.30 in one of three groups. The sessions are organised in a rota, Run, Jump, Throw, Choice. The endurance running session is also available for athletes in year 7.

• Under 15 athletes train from 7.30 to 8.30 either following a rota or as specialists. The rota is organised as three groups following a pattern of Run, Jump, Throw. There is no choice week. In order to specialise you need to ask the coach's agreement and that agreement is based on the coach's assessment of your needs and ability. In order for the coach to make an effective assessment it is essential that you have competed in the relevant event and have proper times and distances recorded. Specialist athletes are expected to make a commitment to train regularly. The endurance running session is also available .

• Under 17 athletes should normally train on Tuesdays or Thursdays as part of a coach's group. Please speak to the coaches whose groups you would like to join if you have not already done so. Under 17 athletes are expected to train regularly and to be serious about their events. If you are keen to carry on with athletics but to focus less on competition, you should consider joining the club's Leaders' Academy. This will enable you to learn about officiating, coaching and other skills related to athletics and sport more generally. If you are interested in joining the Leader's Academy, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Note - we train throughout the school holidays - but not on Bank holidays.
Older athletes can use the track at these times provided there are no capacity problems.
Under 13 and under 15 athletes must be given priority on Monday evenings.
Parents, please arrange to drop off and pick up your young athletes at the appropriate time. Thanks

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  • European Under 18 3000m champion +

    Thomas Keen has become the 2018 European 3000m under 18 Champion. Congratulations to him and his coaches.

  • YA club challenge +

    Results of the Young athletes challenge 24th June 2018 click here

  • English Schools 2017 +

    Congratulations to our English Schools medallists. Thomas Keen (U17M 3000m), Julia Paternain (U20W 3000m) and Adelaide Omitowoju (U17W Triplejump) all took gold, and Stephanie Browne took silver in U15Girls Hammer. Unlucky Jordan Wood was 4th in the U20Mens steeplechase.

    C&C had 16 competitors in the Cambridgeshire team and one in the Bedfordshire team.

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    Unexpected cardiac problems have the potential to affect all athletes.  Screening is now available.  For details follow this link.

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Important Notices

Note: The last indoor Young athletes session will be Monday 11th February, then a week off for half-term and then starting again outdoors on Monday 25th February. Unless you have been told otherwise, all U13s and U15s should arrive for the 6:30pm session.

The 2018 AGM was held on Tuesday 27th November and the draft minutes are here including the chair's report - Please read if you weren't able to attend. The accounts to end March 2018 were presented and the decision to keep subs unchanged for 2019 was explained.

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