Welcome to the Junior section of Witney Roadrunners. The Junior section is open to children from the ages of 8 to 16 and the majority of our training sessions take place on Thursday evenings (see below for more information.) Our aim is to promote junior athletics in the Witney and West Oxfordshire area and we provide training and coaching in a sociable and structured atmosphere within the facilities available to this club. We encourage all athletes to take part in competitions. We expect an athlete to perform to the best of their ability and above all have fun!
Due to high demand there is a waiting list for the club but if you would like your child’s name to be added then please contact Liz Jarrett on firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAIN WINTER TRAINING SESSIONS
Thursdays, Henry Box School (September – May). U11s 6.45-7.45 pm U13s, U15s and U17s 7.45-8.45 pm
MAIN SUMMER TRAINING SESSIONS
Thursdays, Henry Box Field (May – September) U11s 6.30pm – 7.30pm U13s, U15s and U17s 7.30pm – 8.30pm
CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING SESSIONS
Sunday mornings at 10.00am. Meet at the layby at the top of Tower Hill, Witney. Sessions will take place on the following dates this year:- 23rd September 14th October
Some extra track and field training sessions are also held at Radley College or Tilsey Park, Abingdon on Tuesday evenings.
Cost = £2 for each training session attended.
CLUB KIT & FOOTWEAR
Club vests must be warn for all competitions. All items of kit can be ordered from Leslie Lock on club nights. Footwear is the responsibility of the athlete but coaches recommend for indoor training: – good quality trainers with plenty of grip and cushioning. Cross-Country:- Spikes, studded trainers or football boots, when the ground is very muddy.
LEAGUES AND EVENTS
Witney juniors take part in four leagues and numerous Championships and open events.
The Oxfordshire Junior Track & Field League
Takes place at various venues in the late spring and summer. It consists of three matches against other Oxfordshire teams.
The Oxfordshire County Track & Field Championship
Takes place in May. It consists of a full weekend of track & field at an Oxfordshire track. Individuals have the opportunity to win a county title and represent the county at regional events. We also hold our own club championships at this event!
The Heart of England League
Again, takes place in late spring and summer at various venues, three or four matches around the Midlands.
The Oxfordshire Sportshall League
Takes place from October to March. It consists of five fixtures against other Oxfordshire clubs.
The Oxford Mail Cross-Country League
Consists of five Sunday morning fixtures over the winter months.
The Oxfordshire Cross-Country Championship
Takes place in January. Individuals have the opportunity to win a county title and represent the county at regional events.