COVID ANNOUNCEMENTS

Updated 23/07/2021

Pre registration is no longer required before  attending any session.

However, all athletes MUST be signed in at the session using a contactless QIR code scanned  on your telephone to register and confirm your child is well and also for a record of attendance for the end of month payment for training sessions that month £1.25 per session.

All children will be expected to have correct kit for training including a small hand sanitiser they can use and kept in a pocket of their running kit / jacket for their own use.

The link to the England Athletics COVID training regulations are :

https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-for-restricted-return-to-activity-for-coaches-leaders-athletes-runners-and-facilities-step-3/

Most training takes place outdoors so please ensure you are dressed suitably for the weather conditions.JJ Training

In winter this includes jackets, gloves and hats and a hi -viz vest/jacket.

WEEKLY TRAINING SESSIONS:

MONDAY EVENING – TRACK and FIELD SESSIONs

We meet at John Charles Stadium Leeds from 6.25 pm to approximately 7.30 pm.

Come the winter season in November we have access to the Indoor facility.

There are usually four groups a sprint training group run by Ian Appleyard.

The two other predominantly track groups split by age and ability for general all around training with Marc Randall and high level competition training lead by James Wardman.

Throws group lead by Jo and Claire.

At present we rent the track and are the sole users of the track outdoors.  However occasional training happens not on these sessions and so must be respectful of other users.

It is imperative that children are clearly collected from a member of coaching staff before leaving the site for their safety.

In the winter from November to February the club will have access to the indoor training facility.  More details regularly updated on the facebook page.

WEDNESDAY EVENING – CLUB TRAINING

This is our other club training session. We meet at Oulton Primary School from 6.30 pm to approximately 7.30 pm. There are four specific training groups. Three groups provide a structured training programme specific to the age and ability of the athlete and a fourth group for younger, inexperienced runners.

Both sessions are for athletes that want to improve their technique, pace judgement and endurance. Please discuss with your coaches to see if they are suitable to you.

SATURDAY MORNING

Saturday morning sessions are available by invite only for training for some athletes competing at competitions and at higher levels.

If we have some specific goals for you that require 3 training sessions per week or you should be training twice per week but cannot attend a monday or Wednesday we will suggest that you attend these sessions.

The location of the sessions varies and therefore we need to know in advance you are interested in these sessions as the coaching numbers also vary.

They also occur alongside our senior club athletes elite training group and so juniors and parents need to be aware that there will be senior athletes around.  Some of these seniors are also club coaches and have coaching licences but not all. Parents are advised to stay or have a nominated guardian who is staying for these sessions.

PARENT/ATHLETE LED COACHING

Coaches are willing to offer advice to parents/athletes regarding additional self-led coaching intended to supplement group training sessions. We are however, keen to avoid overtraining particularly in younger athletes caused by training too often, running for too long (time or distance) or by taking part in too many races/parkruns.

MEET THE COACHES

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Keith Pailing
Athletics Coach (Level 2)
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James Wardman
Athletics Coach (level 2)
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Jason Westmoreland
Coach (level 2 / first aider)
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Ross Blackburn
Assistant Coach (Level1)
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Claire Easton
Coach Assistant/ First Aider
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Sean Hunter
Coach Assistant
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Matt Wilson
Coach Assistant
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Craig Whitley
Coach Assistant
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Paul Howard
Leading Athletics
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Alisha Laidler
Leading Athletics
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Joe Smith
Leading Athletics
Dylan Rickerby
Assistant Coach (Level 1)
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Marc Randall
Event Group Endurance Coach / First Aider / WADA Advisor / UKA Level 2 track official
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Jo Heseltine
Athletics Coach (level 2) / Welfare Officer / First Aider
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Andrew Baiden
Coach Assistant/ First Aider
Trish Wilson
Leading Athletics
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William Randall
Assitant Coach (Level 1)

We have a number of parent helpers that are rostered on to our rota they have completed a Self Declaration Form. We are also lucky enough to have support from our senior section whom hold run leader and equivalent qualifications and either hold a Disclosure and Barring Certificate or a Declaration Form.