Q. Do I need to be a serious runner before I can join?
A. Absolutely not. We welcome all standards of athletes and will help you progress to your own potential. We're not all runners either. There is a successful race walking team and also athletics field events are practiced. When you first come to training we will assess your current level of performance and try to find you a training group at a similar level. As you improve you can progress to another group.
Q. What events do you do?
A. We train and compete all year round. We have members competing in; track and field athletics, road running, race walking and cross country running. We cover a full range of age groups - There are competitions for under 11s right through to Masters events specifically for over 60s.
Q. When do you train?
A. We have sessions for adult beginners on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Other training sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. - See the Welcome page for details / times, etc.
Q. I want to do a charity race (5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, etc) can you help me get ready for it?
A. Yes we can. We can link you up with other athletes of a similar standard and advise on training to work towards your goal. Every year we have several members that run 'London' or the Great North Run.
Q. My child is interested in athletics, can you offer training?
A. We have skilled and qualified coaches in a variety of events. There is a large and friendly young athletes section that caters for young people from age 7 upwards. There are competitions arranged for under 11s and all older age groups.
Q. I don't want to run but I'd like to help out. What can I do?
A. Athletics depends on volunteers to make the events happen. There are training courses and qualifications available for volunteers to become officials, coaches and helpers. If you would like to help please contact Alison Mills.