Valley’s Introduction to Athletics

Thames Valley Harriers are again offering Introduction to Athletics courses on Saturday mornings at the Linford Christie Stadium. 

They are open to childen aged between eight and 14 and follows the success of similar courses during the summer.

Participants will be introduced to running, throwing and jumping and the course is designed for beginners and those with intermediate experience.

Those who take part will receive an athletics ‘passport’ showing the activities they have tried successfully.

“The focus will not simply be on specific events, but running, throwing and jumping – skills which can be used in other sports too,” expains Thames Valley manager Paul Oppe.

“Our coaches are all UK Athletics qualified and it’s a great chance for kids to come along and enjoy taking part in athletics.

“They’ll then have the opportunity to become members of the club if they want to, so for us it’s a chance to welcome youngsters who might enjoy athletics.”

Introduction to Athletics takes place from 9-10.15am and will be weekly until 24 March, with the exception of 18 February.

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