Training during the COVID crisis
On 3rd August, the club started back training at the track under COVID restrictions – athletes now have to request a place and have that approved by the coaches before they can come to the track to train. Please see this page for more details.
For 11 to 14 year olds we have the Junior Academy on Monday evenings.
For over 14s and selected young athletes, we provide training on up to 4 days per week across the event groups that we have – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Please check on the relevant tab below for what groups attend which night.
For further details please contact the club on firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Summer season (4/3/22 to 1/11/22) is the start of the Junior Academy at the track:
|Monday||Beginners and participative athletes||Track||6:30pm|
NOTE: all athletes of both age groups should assume they are 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.
Track and Field
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
The Track and field group page also contains other track and field information.
Endurance: Monday night running group
Endurance: Women’s running group
Meet at Track
Meet at Track
6:30pm – 7:30pm
6:20pm – 7:35pm
|Tuesday||Endurance: Hills and Trails Group||Coton||6:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Wednesday||Endurance: Track session||Track||7:30pm – 8:30pm|
|Thursday||Endurance: Fast marathon group (if interested in this group, please email Sarah on email@example.com)||Meet at Track||7:30pm – 8:30pm|
To ensure the correct coach/athlete ratio, please book your session at https://www.cambridgeandcoleridge.org.uk/track-booking
Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Road Running training sessions
Please click on the “+Google Calendar” icon to add these sessions to your calendar.
The Road Running group page also contains other road running information
|Monday||Endurance: Road session (beginners)||Track||6:40pm|
|Tuesday||Endurance: Track session||Track||6:40pm|
|Tuesday||Endurance: Road session||Track||6:40pm|
|Thursday||Endurance: Road tempo session||Track||6:40pm|
Upcoming Cross Country Events
The Cross Country group page also contains other cross country information
The Disability group page also contains other disability athletics information
All of our coaches are volunteers, giving up their time to coach C&C AC athletes.
To contact the track and field coaches, please contact email@example.com
To contact the road running and cross country coaches, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Athlete Development
- Young Athletes want to train for fun and companionship, many will also wish to compete in a few or many different events. We encourage both competition and volunteering (for older athletes) as these are linked to athletic and personal development. The aim of all coaching and support activity is that athletes of all ages are able to achieve their maximum potential and personal goals.
- Different types of coaching are required to satisfy the specific needs of the various age ranges and to ensure that the process is one of Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) rather than short term performance gain.
- Participation in athletics should develop according to age:
- At all age groups the club adheres to the recommendations associated with the principles associated with LTAD.
- Athletics and coaching for the age range 8 to 10 should be almost entirely fun activity based, using games and skill development, in order to create a good general athletic base for future development. C&C AC unfortunately do not have the resources to support this age-group at this time but partner with other organisations that do.
- In the age range 11 to 12 (the under 13s) activity should be multi-skill based, without specialisation, focused on “Learning to train” principles, and above all, fast and fun, but introducing competitive activity through league teams and local/regional championships.
- In the age range 13 to 14 (the under 15s) athletes will usually be able to focus on their main skills, and the appropriate event group(s), whilst being encouraged to maintain activity in other skill/event groups, with due attention to long term development needs.
- At 15 to 16 (the under 17s) athletes will generally already have selected a single event or event group on which they wish to focus, but will still be actively encouraged to participate in other events, with due attention to long term development needs.
- At age 17 and above (i.e. under 20s and Seniors) athletes will have finally decided on the events on which they wish to focus, and the level to which they wish to pursue those events. A continual process of talent identification will enable each athlete to find their most appropriate level of participation, whilst allowing for their performance development; and providing a sorting process, to identify potential national/international standard performers. Targets set by coaches must be consistent with:
- the personal wishes/goals of the athlete and
- the family or external demands on athletes.
- The athlete or their guardians must always be consulted and agree to any final decisions.
- The aim of all coaching and support activity is that athletes are able to achieve their maximum potential and personal goals.
- We welcome people of all ages to train with us, 11 or 94 years old.
- You may wish to focus on Endurance, Sprinting, Jumping or Throwing or you may wish to train in different groups on different days.
- However, we do ask athletes to talk to coaches at the track and ask whether there is space and any special requirements to join a particular group.
- Most squads will have beginners and more advanced athletes although the training plans and expectations will be very different.
- Some club members will want to train simply for personal satisfaction and fitness, whilst others will wish to participate in competition at their chosen level. This must be their personal choice – although we will encourage competition as we participate in a very wide range of leagues, from young athlete to masters; track and field, road running and cross country.