Track and Field is the backbone of any athletics club and at Salisbury AC we are committed to making athletics fun for all who participate while at the same time encouraging the pursuit of excellence and the fulfillment of potential. All athletes will be encouraged to compete in our league and county events.
We have 14 qualified track and field plus 2 strength and conditioning coaches active at the club. Our coaching philosophy is to achieve long-term athlete development and improvement. Our coaches and team managers commit their time and energy season after season and guide athletes throughout their development.
Our athletes compete in all the age groups and cover all abilities from club level up to international.
We have thriving teams in all event groups with specialist coaches in each of the following:
- Middle distance
- Sprints and Hurdles
- Long Jump
- High Jump
Training at the track takes place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings plus Saturday and Sunday mornings dependent on the event group and level of training. Not all event groups train on each day and some event groups are full so please contact Lee Ness on this link before attending.
The track is floodlit so training continues in some form throughout the year. Winter season training commences in September and Summer season training starts in March and some event groups only accept new athletes at these times due to the progressive nature of the training.
- Under 11 (School years 4 and 5) Quad kids – who are trained in 4 events
- Under 13 (School years 6 and 7)
The senior sessions cover the following age groups:
- Under 15 (School years 8 and 9)
- Under 17 (School years 10 and 11)
- Under 20 (Sixth form)
- Senior (19-90!)
We also cater for
The club competes in two track and field leagues, the Southern Athletics League (for the Under 17 age group and upward) and the Wessex Young Athletes League for Under 17 and below.
All training athletes are encouraged to compete in one or both of the leagues.
In addition we also support athletes competing at the county championships, in inter-county and national events.
In Winter, some event groups will also compete indoors at Lee Valley Athletics Centre, Birmingham NIA and EIS Sheffield.
While not a club event, our coaches will prioritise the English Schools Championships for those athletes with the potential to compete as this is the premier amateur event in the track and field calendar and the fourth largest track and field event anywhere in the world!