Holiday athletic camps
Make the most of school holidays
These camps are aimed at giving anyone and everyone the opportunity to experience athletics
Do something constructive and healthy during the school holidays. Try athletics and meet new friends with expert, DBS-checked, coaches.
Athletics camp – for age 5–15
Gain exposure to all athletics events. RUN, THROW & JUMP. Sessions will include: sprints, endurance, hurdles, long jump, shot, Nerf Howler, junior hammer (plastic), circuits & flexibility.
Sprints camp – for age 10+
We’ll work on maximum sprint speed and how to accelerate rapidly, while developing good sprint posture. We’ll use various training methods to develop speed of movement, fast reactions and flexibility.
Hurdles camp – for age 10+
We’ll concentrate on developing good hurdling technique. This session is suitable for beginners and experienced hurdlers.
Jumps camp – for age 10+
Improve your jumping skills for long jump and triple jump. We’ll try different techniques to improve all aspects of the jump.
Strength & Conditioning – for age 11+
Strength and Conditioning is a key benefit for anyone and everyone irrespective of age. This helps the body to become strong and flexible and to take the rigours of training while remaining relatively injury free. On this camp you will learn different techniques that will help you become a well-rounded athlete.
The importance of speed
Sporting success is often underpinned by speed
Ken was fortunate to have speed and endurance as an athlete. He developed these by: studying videos, having a terrific coach, working hard, always looking at how he could improve and by competing against international athletes like Steve Ovett.
Ken made adjustments to his running style and posture after observing top athletes like Sebastian Coe, Steve Cram, Don Quarrie, and Alberto Juantorena. All of those athletes had significant speed and another gear when it counted in competitions.
At 10,000m, 5,000m 1,500m and 800m speed will nearly always win out. Think of Sir Mo Farah – at the end of a 10,000m race he was capable of running a 52 sec last lap.