Training

P1020649Training Arrangements

Athletes

Formal training is led by UK Athletics qualified Coaches.

Training takes place at the David Ives Stadium, (more commonly known as ERITH STADIUM) next to:

Erith Sports Centre, Avenue Road, Erith, Kent, DA8 3AT.

Tel: 01322342485

This is an excellent all- weather track, upgraded following a £1 million Lottery Grant in 1999 and relaid in 2014.

For adults, and children over 11 years of age, (Normally Year 7s and above at school) training is on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings, from 6.30 PM until 8:15 PM.

We have a starter group starting before the main evening sessions at 6.00pm to 7.15pm.

For children 7-11 years old inclusive (normally in Year 5 & 6 at school) and some other youngsters who may be new to athletics, there is Sunday morning training from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. This group is called THE TIGERS. For the latest informatIon about this group please click on the TIGERS tab above.

We have an excellent Road Running section which caters for a wide range of abilities and distances.

All member athletes pay a charge per training session attended plus there is an annual subscription fee which is very reasonable. For the latest fees click this link  Costs/Fees .

Coaches and Officials

Important support is provided by the club’s coaches and officials, most of whom are either ex-athletes or parents of athletes who compete for the club. The club frequently sponsors members with a strong interest and commitment in this area of the club’s organisation, to attend approved coaching and officials courses.