Our Track and Field Group is aimed at anyone interested in training for track and field events. However, we advise any middle/long distance athletes to train with the distance squad during the winter then move onto the track in the spring, along with all our other middle/long distance athletes. During the autumn and winter the squad concentrates on the Indoors Season, and then the Outdoors season during the spring and summer. We take part in a number of fixtures throughout the year. BUCS Indoors in February and BUCS Outdoors form the main focus; additionally we take part in both Indoor and Outdoor Opens such as the Leeds Met University Open and the Steel Cup. The captains will provide a fixture list for the term and notify members of upcoming races and how to sign up for them, for most races this will be via the Students Union website. The normal charge for a race is £5 including transport (weekends away like BUCS will cost more, and you must sign up by the deadline specified by the captains to get your place).
Track & Field training starts after the taster on the 28th September!
There is no track at the University so we train in conjunction with Notts AC at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, which is a short bus ride or 15 minute cycle from Campus/Lenton. The track recently underwent a major refurbishment so all the facilities are brand new, including the track, and we are able to offer athletes access to coaches and equipment for all events.
The main sessions for all track and field athletes are Monday and Thursdays. Athletes will meet coaches down at the track at 18:30. Sessions will finish around 20.00.
As we’re using the facilities of Notts AC, an additional fee is required, depending on how long you wish to use the track for (full year or one-semester). Introductory sessions take place at the start of the year, to give you a chance to try out before joining the club. Keep an eye on the Facebook pages for more information of these. If you are hoping to do a field event, please can you get in contact with us via Facebook (ideally contact Matthew Mansfield or Hayley Mills) or drop us an email so that we have a rough number to give to coaches.
At the start of the year, Track Captains will meet you on campus to make sure everyone gets the bus together.
We also do circuits and yoga with the Distance squad on:
Circuits: Thursdays (18.30, DRSV)
Yoga: Fridays (17:15, DRSV)
We’ve introduced a Performance Training Squad which offers Athletes additional training sessions, as some locations have restricted capacity. Details of the sessions are given below:
Monday- Track Session HHSV (open to everyone)
Wednesday- Indoor Track HPZ (Performance only)
Thursday- Track HHSV (open to everyone)
Saturday- Hills @ Wollaton Park (open to everyone)
Sunday- Weights HPZ (Performance only)
HHSV = Harvey Hadden Sports Village
HPZ= High Performance Zone (Part of David Ross Sports Village)
Sessions vary depending on the season, with the hill session being swapped for another track session as we move into winter, and there is also the Circuits and Yoga session if preferred.
The Performance Squad is reviewed throughout the year.
How do I join the Sprint & Field squad?
At the start of term you can sign up for a mailing list which gives you a month long trial of the club, after this membership for both the club and track is payable . You can join on the Students Union website, at the SU Box office or at Fresher’s fayre.
If you are wishing to join or sign up for the mailing list online please go to http://www.su.nottingham.ac.uk/sports/sport/athleticscc/, sign in and then add the relevant item to your basket before proceeding to the checkout
You do not need Sports Centre membership to be a member of our club or take part in training sessions (except for sessions held at David Ross Sports Village)
We enter various races for the indoor season- Contact the track captains for more information or to on information about competing and keep an eye on the UoN Facebook page for any updates.
Do I need kit and how do I get it?
Competition kit (vest and shorts): For most races the officials aren’t strict so you can borrow some of our old style kit. For BUCS however the new style kit must be worn and we have very little to lend out so we recommend buying your own. You can buy competition Kit from our General Sec, Lee Taylor.
Other kit: not required but lots of members like to have their own ‘stash’. The sports kit provider is Player Layer. Kit is available from the SU or Player Layer website.
These are the 13 people elected to run your club at the AGM every March – speak to them if you’ve got any questions about anything, your track captains are Matthew Mansfield and Hayley Mills.