Track and Field

All of our track and field sessions are held at the track behind Ashdown Leisure Centre, Canford Heath, BH17 8RE. The first session you attend with us is free!

*Refreshments are available in Team Dorset HQ*

The full schedule of training is as follows:

Day and TimeLocationAge GroupPurposeCoachesCost
Monday, 7.00-8.00PMContact Graeme15- adultsStrength & ConditioningGraeme GourlayTBC
Tuesday, 6.15-7.15PMAshdown Track8-13 yearsInduction, general running, field events conditioning and techniqueAll Junior coaching team£2.50
Tuesday, 7.15-8.30PMAshdown Track13 years to seniorsSprints, Middle Distance training, & some specific throws training and high JumpMark Pauley, Mike Long,Mark CourtneyGraeme Gourlay, Dave Allen,Dennis Elkins, Mark Roach and others£2.50
Wednesday, 6.30-8.00 PMAshdown Track12 years to seniorsHurdles (13 and 27 Dec 2017), Sprints High Jump, Throws, Wheelchair, occasional Long Jump Technical Sessions, PV & SteeplechaseGraeme Gourlay,Dennis Elkins, Martin Cook, Mark Roach, David Little and others£2.50
Thursday, 7.00-8.15PMVarious Venues away from Track, see list below.11 year and aboveStrength and speed endurance, off-road with hills & intervals workMark Pauley & Mark Courtney£1.00
Thursday 7.00 – 8.30PMAshdown Leisure CentreOlder Middle Distance AthletesEndurance, Tempo and Hill WorkDave AllenTBC
Thursday 7.00 – 8.30PMCanford SchoolU15’s and aboveWeight TrainingSpeak to Brian Batcheldor£3.00
Friday 4.30- 6.00 PMAshdown Track13 years- SeniorsSprint based SessionFurther details from Graeme Gourlay£2.00
Saturday 10.15-12.15 Summer (March-Sept)Ashdown Track8 years and aboveA full programme of track and field trainingAll members of Poole AC’s coaching team£2.50
Saturday 10:15-12:15 from 2nd MarchAshdown Leisure Centre during afternoons and on Ashdown track in the mornings.8-12 years but U15 welcome too.Sportshall - Fast paced indoor athletics, relays, jumps, throws etcDavid Little, Bryan Murray, Ray Williams, Peter Cornes, Mark Pauley, Joe Oatley & Bryan Murray£2.50, first session free for new joiners


Thursday night training venues for Early 2019 (7pm) are as follows. We welcome some new middle-distance athletes to our team, and will modify the sessions to include younger or developing athletes, so do encourage your friends to join us! There will be a small fee of £1, please remember to bring it each week. We urge you to wear light or reflective clothing. The session will start at 7pm prompt with the cool down being completed at around 8.15pm

  • 28th Feb Blakedene Rd Road Lilliput. Working on road loops including Blake Hill Crescent
  • 7th Mar Courtenay Rd, Parkstone
  • 14th Mar Brundenell Avenue/Evening Hill
  • 21st Mar Twemlow Ave, Nr Poole Park. Meet on the Corner of Twemlow Avenue and Orchard Avenue, near Poole Park Lake.
  • 28th Mar Zig-Zags –near Highcliffe Hotel
  • 4th Apr Barn Rd Broadstone Lower Rec
  • 11th Apr Upton Country Park. Meet at the Car Park on the left going up Poole Rd opposite Pony Drive
  • 18th Apr Sherford Bridge Wareham Forest.

Cross Country (XC)

We welcome all athletes including our young and energetic junior runners, but also senior members and parents who are looking to keep fit with a Saturday morning off road run. We will maintain our 9.30 AM time slot for our runs of between 5-8 KM, (with us looking for shorter loops for our younger members), the session will last around 75 mins but less for younger runners. We will see if we can supply some warm drinks in the colder mornings.

The Cross Country Season sees several Saturday events which means we will not train on these days, but hope many of you will wish to gauge your developing fitness at these & show what a strong squad we are building within our club.

Saturday 9:30amStarting AtCost
2nd February Tollerford Road, Canford Heath free
16th FebruaryAvon Heath Park, St Leonardsfree (car park fees apply)

Contact Peter Cornes, Ray Williams or Mark Pauley for more information or use the Junior Coaching option on the Contact Us page>>>