SAN Throws Workshop – sign up!

The Surrey Athletics Network is pleased to advertise a throws workshop being held on 22nd March 2015 at Epsom and Ewell Athletics Track – The Harrier Centre, Poole Road, Epsom, KT19 9RY

The day will consist of drills for correction and competition preparation for athletes in all four throwing disciplines – javelin, shot, hammer and discus. The throwing sessions themselves are being led by lead throws coaches Bronwin Carter, Amir Williamson and Mark Wiseman.

The course is free for coaches. Click here to see the flyer for coaches.

Athletes have to pay £10 for one session or £15 for two. Click here to see the flyer for athletes- with more details.

There are limited spaces as groups want to be kept small so direct feedback can be given to coaches and athletes, so make sure you book up quickly if you are interested.

SAN Speed Workshop

There are still places available on the South Athletics Speed Workshop. Both coaches and athletes are welcome to come along.

The workshop will take place at the David Weir Leisure Centre, Sutton on the 7th December 2014 from 1-4pm.

Although the workshop is aimed towards sprinters, athletes of all events are welcome for those in the age group U15 and upwards.

There is a charge of £10 per athlete.

If you are interested in coming along, please e.mail Hilary Jones on to book your place on the workshop.

The workshop is free for coaches. If you would like to book a free place please e.mail Chris Benning at

Click here to see the official SAN Speed Workshop poster.
We hope to see lots of you there!



First Aid Course 2015 – Sign Up!

We are pleased to announce a First Aid Course has now been arranged for 2015!!

It’s vital to have first aiders at all competitions – and the more of us there are, the better! So if you are not a qualified first aider then please consider signing up for this course.

It will take place on the 24th January 2015 at Camberley Athletics Club clubhouse, 9am-1pm. Address: Kings International College, Watchetts Drive, GU15 2PQ. Upon entering the grounds, turn left and it’s the first building to the left. The course will be free to all network club members. A fee of £30 to those individuals not part of network clubs.

Remember – your first aid certificate runs out after 3 years so check the date of your previous first aid course if you have done one before. Those who decide to renew will be given first place priority on the day.

Click here to see the full poster for full details. Feel free to print the poster off and put it up in clubhouses or on the trackside.

Hope to see many of you there!

The Surrey Athletics Network

Coaching Opportunity

A brilliant coaching opportunity for casual level 1 and level 2 coaches has arisen!

Guildford Borough Council are looking for qualified level 1 and 2 coaches to deliver sessions in their summer holiday camp. You’d be coaching 8-14 year olds who are interested in joining the sport of athletics. It would be a great opportunity to gain some coaching expereince for those who haven’t had much, but you’d also be helping the athletics grow by introducing new people to the sport!

Held in Guildford, you’d be paid for your time. The working hours are 9.30am – 4.00pm. Level 2 coaches will be expected to plan, organise and deliver sessions as lead coach, with any level 1 coaches acting as a coaching assistant and providing support. Sessions should be fun, challenging and exciting!


Click here for the official application form, but follow the link below for more information.


SAN 2014 Quadkids Final Results

On 16th July, the final of our SAN 2014 Quadkids tournament took place at Guildford Spectrum. Firstly, well done to all the teams that took part in the first two qualifying rounds. You showed true team spirit and all worked very hard. Secondly, a particular well done to those 8 teams who made it to the final. They were: Holland A, Camberley Crusaders, Camberley Centurions, Walton A, RPAC A, HBAC, YAC A and YAC B. Thirdly, a massive thank you to all team managers, parents, coaches, helpers and organisers that came out on the three evenings, without which events like these could not take place!

So the results! …….


The overal teams results were as followed:

1st – Camberley Crusaders, 1888 points
2nd – RPAC A, 1863 points
3rd – YAC A, 1855 points
4th – Camberley Centurions, 1706 points
5th – Walton A, 1702 points
6th – YAC B, 1695 points
7th – Holland A, 1639 points
7th – HBAC, 1639 points

Click here to see the official table.

Again, well done to all those that took part. Click here to see the team results. Many of you individually earnt Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates which is a great achievement. Click here to see your individual results and where you were ranked overall on the day. For those of you that didn’t score, but still took part click here to see your results.

Well done again – we hope to see you all next year for the 2015 SAN Quadkids Tournament!!

Qualification Courses- Changes and Recommendations!

In the early months of 2014, UKA made various changes to coaching qualifications following the Coach Education Review at the end of 2013. If you are unsure on what course is best for you, click here to view a decision tree to help you make the best decision. Click here to view the flyers for the different courses.

The changes in coaching qualifications are as follows:

1) Athletics Leader: This course is now being withdrawn and replaced with a 3 hour “Leading Athletics” workshop available to anyone of the age of 14 years and above.

2) Leadership in Running Fitness (April 2014): Still a popular course, improvements such as the depth of technical information, emphasis on planning and changing the balance of practical to classroom tuition have been made.

3) Coaching Assistant (April 2014): The only change is to bring in the integration of the disability review. Candidates will be able to progress straight away from Assistant to Athletics Coach. The lower age group of 16 years is also being trialled.

4) Children Coach: Due to the low take up on this course it has been withdrawn. Similar to Athletics Coach add-on modules, a Children’s online module will now be developed.

5) Coach in Running Fitness (September 2014): Minor changes to content have been made such as technical comtent and integrated multi-jumps and throws activities to support the physical preparation of runners. Alterations to the diary for this course have also been made.

6) Athletics Coach (September 2014): Multi-jumps and multi-throws content will now be integrated into the delivery and assessment of this course to allow candidates who only operate in one area of expertise to more effectively complete the assessment elements of this course.

7) Assessment: UKA are now piloting the use of an on-line diary system over the summer with the view of integrating this form of assessment into all Coach level courses from September. Coaches will recieve diary support from an online tutor throughout the qualification process.

8) Branding: Moved from UKA to British Athletics.

Other changes:
9) Pre-course pack for coach level courses will be reduced in size and split to include a course handbook and pre-course tasks.
10) Development of a continuing professional developmental workshop for Leadership in Running Fitness attendees to help assisst them in the progression onto the Coach in Running Fitness course.
11) Current Athletics Coach add-on modules will now include an assessment mechanism (including a practical assessment).
12) Development of an add-on module for the Coaching in Running Fitness course to include physical preparation and track based training and health and safety. This is to allow progression onto an Endurance Event Group module.

New Competition for U13s Launched!!

The Surrey Network has launched a new competition for the U13 age group to ensure athletes of this age get the chance to compete in friendly competition. Click here to view the official poster and to download the entry form.

Wednesday 23rd July

Walton Athletic Club, Stompond Lane

Cost £3 to enter for 1 event or £7 for 3 events. In each event, medals will be awarded to the top 3 first and second year athletes.

The network would be very grateful to any officials or volunteers that could spare some time to help on the evening, especially any timekeepers and track judges.



6pm U13 B 1500m 6pm Long Jump Pool A
6.10 U13B 1500m High Jump Pool A (Starting1.05)
6.20 U13G 1500m Shot Pool A
6.30 U13G 1500m
6.40 U13G 200m
6.45 U13G 200m
6.50 U13B 200m
6.55 U13B 200m
7pm U13G 800m 7pm Long Jump Pool B
7.10 U13G 800m High Jump Pool B (starting .9m)
7.20 U13B 800m Shot Pool B
7.30 U13B 800m
7.35 U13G 100m
7.40 U13G 100m
7.45 U13B 100m
7.50 U13B 100m
7.55 U13G 4x100m
8.00 U13B 4x100m