Training

Coaching at 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 and to enjoy athletics.  We have had some achieve international honours. We are not only interested in how fast someone runs or how high someone jumps or how far someone throws but also, more importantly, on developing their technical skills, progressing and enjoying athletics

Harrow AC is a competitive club where all athletes are encouraged to compete. We enter a wide range of competitions, which cater for ALL abilities – local, regional and national levels.

Harrow Athletic Club is the premier athletics club in the Harrow area.

If you are interested in joining, please take a trial with a training group below.

 

TRAINING GROUPS (DETAILS BELOW)

BEGINNERS GROUP – 8 – 11 YEARS OLD

WINTER COACHING – 12 YEARS AND OLDER

SUMMER COACHING – 12 YEARS AND OLDER

ADULT TRAINING

 

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 desk.

Time: see below

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.  First 2 sessions free, then you need to join Harrow AC

 

BEGINNERS GROUP – 8 – 11 YEARS OLD

To trial, just turn up on a training night by 5.15pm at Bannister Sports – no need to book

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!

TRIALS AND TRAINING FOR 12 YEARS AND OLDER 

To trial, just turn up on Monday or Wednesday by 6pm at Bannister Sports Centre – no need to book

Winter Coaching

DayEventTimeCoachStandardAgeStart
MonBeginners group (run/jump/throw)17:15-18:15Gary Beginners8-11 yrsBannister – all winter
MonJavelin/Shot18:00-19:00Ian Beginners/Intermediate12+ yrsBannister – all winter
MonMiddle distance18:00-19:00Keith Beginners/Intermediate12+ yrsBannister – all winter
TuesMiddle distance to long distance18:45-19:45Jason Beginners/IntermediateAdultsBannister – all winter
WedBeginners group (run/jump/throw)17:15-18:15Gary Beginners8-11 yrsBannister – all winter
WedJavelin/Shot18:00-19:00Sylviane/Celine/IanBeginners/Intermediate12+ yrsBannister – all winter
WedMiddle distance18:00-19:00NickBeginners/Intermediate12+ yrsBannister – all winter
WedSprints18:15-19:15Andy Beginners /Intermediate/Advanced12+ yrsBannister – all winter

 

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 – Damian, April 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!

 

ADULT TRAINING

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.

 

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

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