We are a fun, friendly and competitive junior athletics club that always welcomes new members.

Our goal is to develop children to reach their full athletic potential.

QuadKids

8-11 (SCHOOL YEARS 3, 4 & 5)

Our QuadKids section is a perfect stepping stone which encompasses all the key aspects of athletics: endurance, speed, agility and strength.

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U18

11-17 (SCHOOL YEARS 6-13)

Our U18 division offers specialist coaching in an athlete’s chosen discipline for Track & Field (sprinting, endurance, hurdles, high-jump, long-jump, triple-jump, javelin, shot put, and discus) and Cross Country.

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Timetable

Day Time Session Age Venue
Monday 6pm-7pm Track & Field QuadKids (8-11) Ashdown Track
Monday 7pm-8pm Track & Field U18 (12-17) Ashdown Track
Thursday 6pm-7pm Track & Field QuadKids (8-11) Ashdown Track
Thursday 7pm-8pm Track & Field U18 (12-17) Ashdown Track
Saturday 10am-11am Track & Field QuadKids (8-11) Lockyer’s Middle School
Saturday 11:30am-12:30am Cross Country/ Squad Run U18 (12-17) Broadstone Rec

We offer a range of social and sporting activities, such as day trips, BBQs, parties, competitions, and presentations.

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Useful Information

Age groups in athletics are based on school years and are determined on an athlete’s date of birth on the 1st September. That makes it quite easy to check age groups. The complication comes that athletes move up an age group every 2 years at the start of the track and field season, which is usually March or April. To help understanding, we have built a little table to help everyone work out what age group every athlete will be in:

School Year Cross Country Competitions (except schools) School Cross Country Competitions Sportshall Competitions Track & Field Competitions
Year 4 Under 11 Year 4 Under 11 Under 11
Year 5 Under 11 Year 5 Under 11 Under 11
Year 6 Under 11 Year 6 Under 11 Under 13
Year 7 Under 13 Minors Under 13 Under 13
Year 8 Under 13 Juniors Under 13 Under 15
Year 9 Under 15 Juniors Under 15 Under 15
Year 10 Under 15 Intermediates Under 15 Under 17
Year 11 Under 17 Intermediates Under 17 Under 17
Year 12 Under 17 Seniors Under 17 Under 20
Year 13 Under 20 Seniors Under 20 Under 20

Road races (e.g. parkruns and our Upton Summer Series) are less common for young athletes and there are no official rules about age groups for prizes. Each run therefore sets its own rules, which is usually, but not always, based on the age of the runner on the day of the event.

Price

Free

First 2 Sessions

£2

Session Fee

£18

Yearly Membership

How To Join

If your child interested in trying athletics or if you have any questions, please get in touch.

Contact Us

Our club phone number is manned when possible by our volunteer team. However, if we unable to pick up, please leave an answer phone message or send us an email and we will get back to you ASAP.

  • 07762 420 024
  • juniors@poolerunners.co.uk

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