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  (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. All sessions will start at 7pm prompt with the cool down being completed at around 8.15pm

  • 1st August Upton Country Park. Meet at the Car Park Off Upton Road, NOT at the Main car park near to the house.
  • 8th August Corfe Mullen Recreation Grd. Car Park is located at the end of Badbury View Rd off the B3074.
  • 15th August Sherford Bridge Wareham Forest – Sherford Bridge Car Park – on B3075 just past Chitten Hill, left off A35. BH20 7ES
  • 22nd August Avon Heath Country Park. Meet at the Car Park of the park on Brocks Pine St Leonards BH24 2DH
  • 29th August Flaghead Chine, Beach run. Park in Cliff Drive and Meet at the top of Flaghead Chine footpath to beach
  • 5th Sept Tollerford Rd, Canford Heath
  • 12th Sept Barn Rd (Broadstone Rec). Training at Broadstone Lower Rec, meeting at the eastern end of Barn Road
  • 19th Sept Brundenell Avenue/Evening Hill

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.

Training sessions will resume in the Autumn.

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