What Age can a child start attending training sessions?
We currently accept children from School Year 3 upwards.
When do you have training sessions?
We run training sessions on a Monday and Wednesday. We run two sessions each night 6pm till 7pm which is ideal for all beginners and older aged children who are nervous and shy about taking part in Athletics. Then 7pm till 8.30pm which is for the specialised training in Longer Distance and Sprints.
Where do you train?
We train on the Athletics track at Stadiwn Zip World, Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay.
Is there any time when there is no training?
The only time we don’t train is Bank Holidays.
Do you need to be a member to train?
The first two sessions are free and are deemed as a taster session, After the two taster sessions and the child wants to continue, we require the child to become a member. The membership covers insurance and Welsh Athletics Affiliation and will allow the child to be able to take part in competitions.
How Much is Membership?
Membership price for each year will be set at the AGM. Depending on your age there will be different prices for membership. For more information, please visit our membership page.
How much does training cost?
We currently have two different pricing plans for training depending on how often you attend training each week. The first two sessions are free to see if the child likes athletics and before there is any need to commit to payment.
- One session a week is currently £12 a month
- Two sessions a week is currently £20 a month
These fees are paid monthly via standing order - bank details are given after the two taster sessions.
Training Sessions Questions
What do you wear for a training session?
You need to wear sportswear and trainers. Shorts/Leggings/Tracksuit. Dress to the weather.
What if it is Raining?
We train in all weather, make sure you wear suitable attire for the weather.
Is there anything we need to bring with us?
You will need to bring a bottle of water or sports drink. No fizzy drinks.
What do the sessions cover?
The 6pm session introduces all the athletes to all aspects of Athletics. The 7pm session is more specialised for sprints or middled distance events.
Do I have to compete?
As an athletics club, our focus is on developing athletes to compete for and represent the club. We understand that competing is not for everyone, and we encourage all athletes to try a competition once.
What competitions are available to compete in?
The club takes part in a couple of leagues, The Youth Development League and The North Wales Cross Country League. These are team competitions and there are open competitions which are run throughout the year and individual athletes can enter these events.
Where do I find details of Competitions?
The News and Events page of the Club Website will have details of competitions and our social media will have all details on upcoming competitions too.
What should I wear to compete?
Athletes must wear the club vest when competing and either Shorts or leggings. Running Spikes are not compulsory for competitions but are recommended.
What spikes do I need?
An all-round or endurance track spike is ideal for new runners. As you get older and start to specialise in certain events, you may need other spikes, but this is not essential. Athletes wear trainers when competing in shot put and discus.
Where can I review the results?
All results from competitions will be published on our social media and website. Depending on the event and type of competition, results will be published on the site the event has used for entries as and they will all be uploaded to the website Power of 10 where each athlete that has competed will have a profile and all the times are registered.
What If I have a medical condition for which I use prescribed medicine?
You will need to make the club aware (Coach/Official/Committee Member) as we may need to declare it during competitions in line with UKA policies. This is important especially if competing in Regional and National Competitions.