Training

Welcome to the coaching page of Harrow Athletic Club

Harrow Athletic Club caters for all ages from 8 years up to veterans. Our aim is to develop athletes to their full potential with some achieving international honours. From late March/ early April, the club offer training for all athletic disciplines. If you are interested in a trial with the club please see below.

TRIALS AND TRAINING FOR 8 TO 11 YEARS OLD

To trial, just turn up on a training night by 5.15pm at Bannister Sports Centre 

BEGINNERS GROUP

Where: Bannister sports centre (March to October)                     

When: Mon & Weds 5:15- 6:15pm

Focus on a rounded experience of athletes (run, jump and throw)

The trial will…

  • Helps us to understand your child’s ability and needs
  • Is conducted by one of our voluntary coaches
  • May also be attended by our coaching assistants

Your child will have a lot of fun doing the trial and learn a lot about their athletic ability in the process. There’s nothing to lose so come along on a Monday!

TRIALS AND TRAINING FOR 12 YEARS AND OLDER 

To trial, just turn up on a training night by 6pm at Bannister Sports Centre

 

Summer Coaching Rotation 2017

Helping athletes to develop the fundamental skills of athletics

From April, training sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays will run from 6:00pm to 8.00pm

For 2017 there is also additional throws training scheduled, see attached – HARROW_Throws_2017

Mondays –

Beginners groups

  • Beginners – 5.15 – 6.15 – Gary

High Jump

  • Beginners – 6.15 – Gary

Throws –  

  • 6 pm – Beginners javelin (or shot) – Ian                                              
  • 7 pm – Beginners javelin (or shot) – Ian

Hurdles –

  • 7 pm – intermediate – DamianApril 24th onwards:
  • 7:00-7:30 pm – advanced – Damian

Long Jump –

  • 7 pm – beginners – Keith

Middle Distance – 6.00 to 7.00

  • Development group -Nick and Keith with Megan assisting
  • Intermediate- Danny and Jason
  • Advanced – Damian

 

Wednesdays –

Beginners groups

  • Beginners – 5.15 – 6.15 – Gary

High Jump

  • Intermediate / Advanced – 6.15 – Gary 

Hurdles  (April 19th onwards):

  • Beginners 5:15-5:45 pm – Tim  
  • Advanced 5:45-6:15 pm – Tim

Throws: 6 pm   

  • Discus – Beginners and Intermediate  –  Sylviane            
  • Shot – Intermediate  – Celine           
  • Javelin – Beginners   –  Ian

Throws:   7 pm  

  • Javelin – Intermediate  –  Sylviane            
  • Hammer – Beginners and Intermediate –  Celine           
  • Shot  –  Beginners  –  Ian 

Middle Distance – 6.00 to 7.00

  • Development group -Nick and Keith with Megan assisting
  • Intermediate- Danny and Jason
  • Advanced – Damian

Sprints

  • 6.00 to 7.00 – beginners and intermediate – Andy

Long Jump –

  • 7.00 – beginners and intermediate – Andy

 

At Harrow AC we are not only interested in how fast someone runs or how far someone jumps or throws but also, more importantly, on developing the technical skills (‘how’ to run, jump and throw) required to perform at your full potential and move like a champion.

Some recent examples of successes at Harrow AC from training in other events: :

  • Jade Spencer-Smith started off in sprints and now has the UK Under 15 best for PV as well as being inside the top 100 in hurdles.
  • Marilyn Nwawulor started off as a sprinter and in 2016 competed for GB in the Indoor Pentathlon.
  • Decathletes Dean Macey (European Silver) and Jamie Quarry (Commonwealth Games) started off in sprints and middle-distance but eventually excelled in 10 different athletic events!

 

TRIALS FOR ADULTS

Adult middle to long distance running group – Every Tuesday  6:45 – 7:45 pm

Please come along to our fun training sessions. We cater for all abilities from complete beginners to experienced runners.

Tuesday sessions involve interval training (running at a set pace with active rest) and can easily be catered for individuals.

If you would like to attend a session, please turn up at 6:45 pm and ask for Dave Gordon. In his absence please ask for Jason Kabel.

The first 2 sessions with the club are free after which Harrow AC membership is required.

There is a fee to use the track (£3 approx) as the club does not manage Bannister sports centre.

 

Harrow AC is a competitive club where all athletes are encouraged to compete. The club has a wide range of races which cater for ALL abilities from local to regional and national races. Entries to all races are included in your membership as well as access to more detailed training advice from our experienced coaches and the opportunity to meet many more like-minded individuals at regular social events.

For all other events:

Please email. info@harrowac.co.uk

 

ATTENDING A TRIAL

Please bring suitable clothing (t-shirt, shorts, trainers, extra layers and a bottle of water).

Contact: On arrival please report to the registration officer, Charlotte Harris.

Time: see above

Venue: Bannister Stadium (Uxbridge Rd, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 6SW – map)

Fee: £3 approx to use the track as Harrow Athletic Club do not manage the site.

 

Winter Training Schedule

Fees: £3 approx to use Bannister Sports Centre. Harrow AC are not responsible for the facilities and therefore those prices are subject to change.

DayEventTimeCoachStandardAgeStart
MondayBeginners group (run/jump/throw)17:15-18:15Gary CollinsBeginners8-11 yrsBannister until 26/10 then indoors on 02/11-02/03
MondayDevelopment group (run/jump/throw)18:00-19:00Keith FoleyIntermediate12+ yrsBannister – all winter
MondayMiddle distance18:00-19:00Danny WatkinsIntermediate12+ yrsBannister – all winter
TuesdayMiddle distance to long distance18:45-19:45Jason KabelBeginners/IntermediateAdultsBannister – all winter
WednesdayBeginners group (run/jump/throw)17:15-18:15Gary CollinsBeginners8-11 yrsBannister until 28/10 then indoors 02/11-02/03
WednesdayDevelopment group (run/jump/throw)18:15-19:15Nick AndrewsBeginners/Intermediate12+ yrsBannister – all winter
WednesdayMiddle distance18:00-19:00Danny WatkinsIntermediate12+ yrsBannister – all winter
WednesdaySprints18:15-19:15Andy SmithIntermediate/Advanced12+ yrsBannister – all winter

To trial, just turn up on a training night (sessions run all year round except some public holidays)

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