Outdoor season is coming

Throwers in Action

After the second day of the 3rd Midlands Indoor Open was cancelled due to adverse weather, the rescheduled event took place on Sunday 25th March.  This also meant that the javelin throwers from Leamington C&AC did not miss out on the early season field competition.  In a complete change to previous meetings the weather was sunny with a hint of spring finally upon us.

First to throw for the U13g was Megan Marsh.  She was looking to beat her last season PB of 15.33m.  It was a shaky start for Marsh with the first attempt being a no throw due to a foot fault.  However this was soon behind her when next three throws all landed well.  She came away with a new PB of 16.10m and there should be more to come later this season.

Lauren Ashbourne was throwing in the U20w category.  Still getting used to the new weight category for this age group she started with a throw of 29.79m.  Experimenting with her run up she couldn’t better her first throw and had to settle for a best of 29.79m.  No PB this time but again lots of potential for the 2018 season.

 

CROSS COUNTRY

Two Leamington C&AC youngsters were chosen to represent Warwickshire at the Year 7 cross country championships on Saturday. Held at Prestwold Hall, near Loughborough, Harry Bailey and Diarmuid Winston donned the gold and black vests to represent their county. Bailey got off to a bad start tripping over and sustaining an injury from another runner’s spiked shoe, but the athlete carried on and finished in 150th position in a time of 12:26. Winston was not far behind in a time of 13:17 to finish 165th overall.

3rd Midland Indoor Open & Throws

Leamington C&AC Throwers in Action

After the second day of the 3rd Midlands Indoor Open was cancelled due to adverse weather, the rescheduled event took place on Sunday 25th March.  This also meant that the javelin throwers from Leamington C&AC did not miss out on the early season field competition.  In a complete change to previous meetings the weather was sunny with a hint of spring finally upon us.

First to throw for the U13g was Megan Marsh.  She was looking to beat her last season PB of 15.33m.  It was a shaky start for Marsh with the first attempt being a no throw due to a foot fault.  However this was soon behind her when next three throws all landed well.  She came away with a new PB of 16.10m and there should be more to come later this season.

Lauren Ashbourne was throwing in the U20w category.  Still getting used to the new weight category for this age group she started with a throw of 29.79m.  Experimenting with her run up she couldn’t better her first throw and had to settle for a best of 29.79m.  No PB this time but again lots of potential for the 2018 season.

Leamington C&AC Throwing Group is now training three times per week.  Times can be found here.

U17/U20 Athletes New Sessions

Leamington Youth Athletes get new training sessions

With a new group of U17 athletes this season the club has created some new training sessions and opportunites for our athletes.  Starting from the 20th March we now have a dedicated throws and jumps group in addition to the existing sprint and endurance groups.
Athletes are not restricted to one group and can do two groups in an evening and up to 3 days a week if they wish. Please register your interest with the relevant contact below.

Please find below the training groups available:

Sprint Group

Coached by fully qualified UKA sprint coach with over 20 years experience. Ex GB athletes as coaching assistant, specialist 400-800m coach, specialist strength and conditioning coaching assistant.
Sessions Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm (6.30 warm up if not coming from another group), Thursday 7.00-8.00pm, Sunday 10.30am-12.00pm
All abilities welcome. Athletes must commit to a minimum 2 sessions per week.
Main contact Lin McGreavy

Endurance Group

Sessions Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm (6.40pm warm up if not coming from another group) and Thursday 6.40-8.00pm (7.00pm start if coming from another session).
All abilities welcome.
Main contact Chris Jackson

Throws Group

Sessions Tuesday 7.00-8.15pm (6.30 warm up if not coming from another group), Thursday 6.15-8.00pm and Sunday 10.00am-12.30pm.
All abilities welcome and all throws covered.
Main contact Dave Ashbourne

Jumps Group

Tuesday 6.00-7.00pm
Sessions will cover either horizontal jumps (long jump and triple jump) or high jump depending on the week.
All abilities welcome
Main contact Katharine Stein

Hurdles Group

Ex GB hurdler as coaching assistant
Sessions Sunday 10.30am-12.30pm ad hoc by arrangement based on age group/gender
Please contact Katharine Stein to register interest in attending.

Pole Vault Group

Sessions Sunday 10.30am-12.30pm ad hoc by arrangement and weather dependent
Session planned for 6.00-8.00pm on Tuesday 3rd, Thursday 4th, Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th April weather permitting.
Please contact Dave Ashbourne or Katharine Stein to register interest in attending

Steeplechase Group

England athletics have introduced 1500m steeplechase for U15 boys and girls in addition to events for U17/U20s. Taster sessions and training dates/times to follow.
Please contact Chris Jackson if you are interested in trying this challenging event.

If you are interested in attending a session that you are not currently attending please email or speak to the main contact for the group.  If you have any queries or are unsure of which group would work best for you please feel free to contact the coaches and they will give you suitable advice.  The timetable can be found here.  Plans are available on request to the coaches.

Here’s looking forward to an exciting year ahead.