Track and Field

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What we do

WINTER TRAINING

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. 


 

SUMMER TRAINING

In the summer months (1st April to 30th September) we normally train outdoors at the Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre, Cudworth on Mondays from 7.00 to 8.00 pm. The track there is currently being refurbished, so we are now training on MONDAY nights (7.00 to 8.00 pm) at THE KINGS SCHOOL, PONTEFRACT. Training is one hour earlier in September (6.00 to 7.00 pm). Access to the school is at the Ackworth Road entrance only and we do not currently have use of the school toilets.

We also do junior road running at Pontefract Rugby Union Club on Thursdays from 7.00 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.

COMPETITIONS

 

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.