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£3.00 *
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£3.00 *
Wednesday, 6.30-8.00 PMAshdown Track12 years to seniorsHurdles , Sprints High Jump, Throws, Wheelchair, Long Jump and Triple Jump, PV & SteeplechaseGraeme Gourlay,Dennis Elkins, Martin Cook, Mark Roach, David Little and others£3.00 *
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£3.00 *
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£3.00 *, first session free for new joiners
Sunday 12.00-2.00PMAshdown TrackAll Wheelchair Athletes and Frame RunnersAllMartin Cook£1.50 * (concession fee) Block book with Martin

* Please note that the preferred payment method is by contactless card.

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

New timetable to be announced, but these are the usual locations –

  • Brundenell Ave – Shore Rd
  • Courtenay Rd Lower Parkstone
  • Steepleton Rd Broadstone BH18 8LH
  • Tollerford Rd West Canford Heath
  • Blakedene Rd Road Lilliput
  • Zig-zags St Michael’s Rd B’mth. Meet at the car park near to The Highcliffe Hotel and West Cliff Zig-Zag Path
  • Roman Rd, Broadstone BH189DL. Muster at the corner of Roman Road and Anvil Crescent.

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 4-8 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 particular 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 are as follows:

New timetable to be announced, but these are some of the usual locations:

  • Avon Heath Park St Leonards. For Avon Heath Park, Brock Pine BH24 2DH (Note car park charges exist).             
  • Sherford Bridge Wareham Forest. Sherford Bridge Car Park – on B3075 near just past Chitten Hill, turn left off A35
  • Broadstone Rec Cricket Pitch. Meet at the Upper Recreation Car Park at the end of Charborough Rd in Broadstone

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