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 winter schedule of training is as follows:
|Day & Time||Venue||Age-Groups||Activities||Coaches||Cost|
|Tuesdays 6.00 - 6.40pm||Ashdown Track||8 - 11 years |
8 - 11 years
13 - 18 years
|Induction and foundation of athletics|
Middle distance running - introduction
Horizontal jumps conditioning
|Bryan Murray & Brian Underwood|
Peter Cornes & Mark Pauley
|Tuesdays 6.00 - 7.00pm||Ashdown Track||11 - Senior||Shot, discus and/or hammer throws||Brian Batcheldor||£3.00|
6.30 - 7.30pm
6.30 - 8.00pm
6.30 - 8.00pm
|Ashdown Track||11 - 15 years|
11 - Senior
|Middle Distance running – younger & intermediate|
|Mark Pauley, Mark Courtney & Ollie Drew|
|Tuesdays 6.45 - 8.00pm||Ashdown Track||11 -16 years||Sprints – Intermediate||Bryan Murray & Peter Cornes||£3.00|
|Tuesdays 7.15 - 8.30pm||Ashdown Track||14 years to Seniors||Sprints – Performance||Graeme Gourlay||£3.00|
|Tuesdays 7.30 - 8.00pm||Ashdown Track||15 – 20 years|
16 to Seniors
|Middle Distance running – youth & older|
Road Running – track section
|Mark Pauley, Mark Courtney, Ollie Drew & others.|
|Wednesdays 7.00 – 8.00pm||Ashdown Track||Disabled athletes. |
U15 to Seniors.
U13 and experienced.
|Ambulant & Seated throws. |
Sprints (& Hurdles) incl intensive technical sessions.
Hurdles (occasional) – by invitation.
|Mike Long. |
|Thursdays 6.30pm||Ashdown & other venues.||Older middle-distance athletes.||Endurance, ‘tempo’ and hill work.||Dave Allen.||Fee tbc|
|Thursdays 7.00 - 8.15pm||Various off-track venues||Age 13 and older.||Strength and speed endurance. Road based session on hills. Some ‘interval’ work.||Mark Pauley, Ollie Drew & Mark Courtney.||£2.00|
|Saturday morning 9.30 – 10.45 am||Various off-track venues||10 - teenagers||Cross-Country training working on strength endurance and reistance work off-road||Mark Pauley & Peter Cornes plus other helpers||Free!|
|Saturday morning 11.00 - 12.00||Ashdown track||All ages||Technical Training, such as throws, horizontal jumps and sometimes sprints and hurdles||Various, discuss with your coach||Pay leisure centre|
|Saturday afternoon 4.20 - 5.30pm||Ashdown Centre Sportshall||8 - 14 years||Sportshall Athletic Training, working on technical skills aligned to Sportshall competitions, skills built valuable for T & F Athletics||Bryan Murray, Ray Williams, James Colbert plus other coaches||£3.00|
|Sundays 12.00 - 2.00pm||Ashdown Track||All ages, all abilities||Wheelchair racing and use of frame runners.||Martin Cook.||£1.50|
Always arrive at Ashdown at least 10 mins before your session in time to register (and warm up), so your session can start promptly. Poole AC coaching and training sessions run all year round (including school holidays). We are not able to take children under 8 years old. All coaches and sessions subject to availability. Certain events subject to weather conditions.
Thursday night training venues (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! We will ask you to please confirm via ‘Spond’ your availability as this ensures we know when all have arrived. The training fee is £2.00, however if you wish to save searching for cash you can purchase Thursday Training Vouchers at the Track HQ. We urge you to wear light or reflective clothing. All sessions will start at 7pm prompt with the cool down being completed at around 8.15pm
Winter 2023 timetable –
- 11th Nov Hampshire XCL Popham (Note: no U11 fun run)
- 18th Nov Hengistbury Head Car Park@
- 25th Nov Broadstone Rec Cricket Pitch#
- 2nd Dec Hampshire XC Match 3 (TBC)
- 9th Dec Tollerford Rd Canford Heath*
- 16th Dec Learoyd Rd Canford Heath