Senior Training

Senior Training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for athletes aged 17+ to veterans and encompasses all abilities from relative beginners to individuals competing at county, regional and national level. Both the Tuesday and Thursday training sessions include throws, jumps, endurance, sprints and combined discipline events. The Senior training coaches and groups are outlined below.
Coach Training Focus Entry Criteria
Anthony Palman-Brown Senior Sprints & Middle distance group: focussed on 100m-400m sprints & 800m-1500m, with emphasis on speed endurance, agility, strength & conditioning, flexibility plus multi event training in the summer. 17+ male and female seniors and veteran athletes looking to improve their speed and running efficiency over distances from 100 to 1500 metres.
John Exley Endurance athletes aiming to compete in track, cross country and road running events. 17+ male and female senior and veteran athletes looking to include fast paced 200 to 1500 metre intervals in their weekly training regime.
Chris Prince and Phil Huxley The group aims to provide varied and challenging training for committed endurance runners aged between 13 and 18. Athletes in the group take part in XC, Park Runs and relays in winter and summer track events from 800 to 3000m. Check with coaches before joining.
Barry Symonds Throws, mainly discus and javelin, but hammer too. 13+ athletes aiming to improve and compete in local, regional and national competitions.
Jacqui Cherry All throws. 13+, there are no performance criteria for this group but its members compete in junior, senior and veteran competitions.
Marcia and Ian Marriott The group is focussed on high performance sprint and multi-event training. U15, U17 and U20 athletes competing in sprint and multi-event competition at regional or national level.

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