Track and Field
What we do
Please note that we resumed athletics training on 29th March 2021. We are now training on Monday nights at the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, Cudworth (7.00 to 8.00 pm). We will resume training on Friday nights (7.00 to 8.00 pm) at the Kings School from 16th April 2021. Our junior athletes are now also doing road running training on Thursday nights, starting from Pontefract Rugby Union Club at 7.00 pm.
In the Winter months (1st October to 31st March) we train at Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, Cudworth on Mondays from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.
We also do junior road running at Pontefract Rugby Union Club on Thursdays from 7.00 pm.
In the summer months (1st April to 30th September) we train outdoors at the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, Cudworth on Mondays from 7.00 to 8.00 pm.
We also train on Fridays from 7.00 to 8.00 pm (one hour earlier in September) at the Kings School. We have lots of athletics equipment at the Kings School, which is kept in our own storage container there.
Our club also paid for the provision of a Long Jump runway with a polymeric surface at the Kings School and also for an extension of the Long Jump pit from 6 metres to 8 metres.
The club has qualified athletics coaches and we are able to coach all events including sprints, hurdles, endurance events including steeplechase, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Pole Vault, Shot Putt, Discus, Javelin and Hammer.
All of our athletes are expected to take part in the competitions, which we are involved in.
We compete in the West Yorkshire Track and Field League and also the York Summer League, both of which cater for all age groups from Under 11s to seniors.
We compete in the Yorkshire and District Athletics League, which caters for U13s, U15s and U17s.
We also compete in the North of England Track and Field League, which is for seniors, U20s and U17s.
We also compete in the West Yorkshire Championships, Yorkshire Championships, Northern Athletics Championships and England Athletics Championships.
In the winter months, we take part in the 2 Northern Athletics Indoor Open Meetings and 1 Northern Athletics Indoor Championship Meeting, which are held at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.
Pontefract Athletics Club usually organizes an Indoor Open Meeting at Thornes Park Stadium in the winter months.