Track and Field Information
Track and Field
The Track and Field section of the club trains 4 days a week throughput the year either at the track or the sportshall. The club participates is several leagues ensuring great competition opportunities for all age groups from U13 to 70+.
Track and field training for over 14 year old young athletes, Seniors and Masters (over 35s) is as follows:
|Monday||Squads by arrangement with coach||Track, 6.30pm||Track, 6.30pm|
|Tuesday||All events (young athletes by invite only)||Track, 6.30pm||Track, 6.30pm|
|Thursday||All events (young athletes by invite only)||Track, 6:30pm||Sports centre, 6:00pm
|Saturday||Squads by arrangement with coach||– – – –||Track, 10.00am|
Thursdays winter season 2021/2022: 03/11/21 to 3/3/22
Saturdays winter season 2021/2022: 9/10/21 to 23/3/22
To train at other times, it is necessary to purchase a track pass from the University
Upcoming Track & Field Training Sessions
We compete in several Track & Field leagues during the summer with access for all age groups:
|Eastern Young Athletes League||X||X||X|
|East Anglian League||X||X||X||X||X|
|Southern Athletics League||X||X|
|Eastern Masters Track & Field League||X|
We expect all athletes to compete as part of their membership, and monitor athletes for participation.
You can click on each league for more detailed information. You can find very detailed information on how these leagues work, and on other competitions, in the Competition handbook
For the matches indicated (see the calendar) we will be running coaches from Wilberforce Road at a cost of £7 per person, £12 for two in family, £15 for 3 in family (Family & friends welcome). Details for each match will be given separately nearer the time. Seats available on a first come first served basis.
What to bring
- C & C vest
- Spikes (if worn) – no longer than 6mm
- 8 Safety pins
- Plenty of drinks
- Sunhat, suncream, waterproofs, dry clothing
Upcoming Track & Field Events
Track and field athletics includes a range of events and is built on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.
On the track there are events ranging from sprints to long-distance events. There are not only races on the flat, there are also hurdles and steeplechase races, race walking and relay races.
The field events play a major role in giving athletics its rich diversity. As well as the competitions in the jumps events; the long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault, there are also throwing events of hammer, shot, javelin, discus and, in disability events, the club throw.
You may well be very familiar with some of the events commonly seen in championships such as the Olympics, Paralympics and World Championships. But for young athletes there are also competitions held with modified implements, disciplines and distances to make the events appropriate to them and give them the best opportunities to develop in the sport.
The summer is when the main outdoor track and field competition season is held, but some competition takes place at other times, with indoor competitions being held in the winter months.
If you can’t decide which event is for you that is not a problem. Combined events competitions such as the heptathlon and decathlon see athletes compete to win points at a range of events. For developing athletes experiencing a broad range of events is a valuable way of building athleticism and taking your time in finding the right events for you.
Athletes up to 11-14 years old (U15 and U13) train at the Junior Academy on Monday evenings (unless specifically invited to another session by a coach).
If you are a member and have already been through an induction, then book your place for each Monday here. Select “Junior Academy All disciplines – 6:30pm” unless you have been invited to a specific coaching group.
If you are not yet a member, then please email email@example.com to get on the waiting list.
Summer season (4/3/22 to 1/11/22) is the start of the Junior Academy at the track:
|Monday||Rotation/Beginners and participative athletes||Track||6:30 pm||Sessions|
|Monday||Progression athletes (who’ve been invited by coaches)||Track||7:30pm||Sessions (Invite only)|
NOTE: all athletes of both age groups should assume they are in the first session unless invited to the second session by a coach.
Winter season (from 8/11/21 to 3/3/22) will be meeting at the Sports Centre:
|Monday||All athletes||Sports Centre||Arrive by 6:15pm, finish at 7:45pm|
Please bring shoes that are sensible for running on the track AND a set of shoes specifically for indoor work – the shoes will be checked if the athletes are indoors.
Please click here for the list of Monday night Junior Academy coaches.
We are always in need of people to help out at Track and Field training and matches:
- Team Managers
- Volunteers for Monday night assistance
Please see the Help Us page for more details