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Whichever event you are interested in, the club provides free coaching on a weekly basis. Some groups get together more than once a week, meeting up at the weekend, to take part in competitions or just to train. Whatever your level of commitment there is a place for you.

Coaching is provided for the following events

  • Track events for all ages
  • Javelin, discus, shot and hammer throwing
  • Distance/middle distance running

For junior members, dedicated coaches offer a wide-ranging introduction to athletics which continues throughout the year.

And, if you want to meet a group of joggers to keep you company you will find them. Men and women of all ages and abilities run together for fun; most of them are not chasing gold medals!

If you have never been a member of an athletics club before do not be deterred. One visit to a club evening on Tuesday or Thursday will demonstrate that not all members are finely tuned athletes.

Important information regarding junior coaching groups ages 7 to 10 years.


Please note, coaching groups for the age range 7 to 10 are currently at capacity and we now have a waiting list. If you would like to apply to be added to the list please telephone us on 0161-476-0009, leave a message and we will contact you.

For other training enquiries please contact the appropriate coach from the information below, call at the Woodbank Stadium between 18.30 and 20.00 on Monday to Thursday or leave a message on 0161-476-0009 and we will contact you.

Training Groups

Middle Distance/Cross Country/Track & Field

Girls 9 to 20 years

Pete Torrance and Andy Owen – Level 2 Coaches
Over 40 years experience between them.

Please contact 
Andy Owen andygordonowen [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk
0161-217-1232 or 07931 427 527

Peter Torrance petetorranc [at] aol [dot] com
0161-474-1897 or 07805 416 184

Training times
Tuesday 7pm to 8pm
Thursday 6.30pm to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 10.30am

We have helped many girls to reach their full potential including:
• 2 GBR Internationals
• 6 England Internationals
• Numerous National and Northern individual and team champions.

Children's Athletics (over-7s)

Mondays 7.00 to 8.00pm
Woodbank Stadium

Children's Athletics (over-8s)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 7.00 to 8.00pm

Adrian Nutter (Level 2 endurance) 07505 206 968
Imogen Nutter (Assitant) 07494 447 952

Woodbank Stadium

Andrew Mihranian's Junior Training Group

We are an inclusive, multi-event, athletics training group, for all ages. Based in Stockport, we train at Woodbank Athletics Stadium & Park.

The coaching and training approach is athlete centred and is focused on developing fundamental movement skills and technique across ten different events. This is achieved through variety, in a constructive, organised, progressive manner, within a FUN, encouraging and positive environment.

Endurance Event Group Qualification (14-19 years old)
Sprints & Hurdles Event Group Qualification (14-19 years old)
Jumps Event Group Qualification (14-19 years old)
Throws Event Group Qualification (14-19 years old).

Athletics coach qualification: Endurance, Speed, Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Discus, Shot Putt, Pole Vault.

Mobile: 07881 408870
Email: andrew [dot] mihranian [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

Junior Boys' Group (over-11s)

Mike Doyle - UKA Level 4 Endurance Coach, Qualified Teacher, experienced endurance athlete.

Supported by:
Nicola Pickford - UKA Level 2 + Strength and Conditioning coach, Qualified Teacher, experienced track athlete and Qualified Physiotherapist.
Kerrie Wood -Doyle - experienced endurance athlete, Qualified Teacher and Fitness Coach.

We aim to support young endurance athletes by considering their long-term development. We also think running should be fun and want to encourage positive sporting values in all members of the group.

We are trying to develop a squad that will compete together on the track, over cross country and in road relays.

In order to be able to offer the individual support to the boys, we want to keep the squad size to a manageable number; there are also safety issues to consider, especially on occasions when there is only one adult available to oversee the group. Regrettably this means that the group is only available by prior arrangement and we are unable to guarantee a place to everyone.

Contact: Mike Doyle (mchldvddy [at] aol [dot] com)

Training Times: Tuesday (7.00pm) and Thursday (7.00pm) at Woodbank Park

JAMD (Junior Athlete Multi-Event Development) Group

Boys and Girls aged 7-13

All athletes receive training in running, jumping and throwing. The sessions are intended to spark an enthusiasm and enjoyment of athletics in all it's forms. Children are encouraged to compete for the club in events such as Sportshall indoor athletics (Greater Manchester League), cross country (Stockport Primary Schools and Manchester Area Cross Country League) and track and field (including the Young Athletes Quadrathlon, Cheshire League, YDL and open competitions).

Coaching is from four qualified coaches supported by other coaches and helpers

Saturday 9-10 am at Hazel Grove High School Recreation Centre (7-13 Years old)
Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm at Woodbank Park Track (8-11 years old)
Wednesday 7.30-8.30pm at Woodbank Park Track (12-16 years old)

Coachdavidsk [at] gmail [dot] com

Middle and Long distance/Cross country U13/U15/U17/U20/Seniors Male and Female


Peter Nixon/Mike Nixon - Level 2 coaches

We endeavour to assist athletes to achieve their full potential.

Stockport Athletes we have coached from aged 13/14 years old:
Jessica Coulson -  GB international track/cross-country
Steve Vernon - GB international cross-country
Ross Millington - GB international track/cross-country
and many more.

Maureen Wilkins - Mixed Endurance

Intermediate mixed group. Sessions held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7.00pm at Woodbank Stadium
Contact Maureen Wilkins: 0161 429 0039 / 07976 131046

Steve Shaughnessy - Senior Male/Female

Contact: Steve Shaughnessy steveshaughnessy5 [at] gmail [dot] com 07872556371
Mondays at Woodbank Stadium 7.00pm

Paul Stepto - Senior Male/Female

Adult training sessions at 6.00pm
Tuesdays in Woodbank Park
Thursdays at Woodbank Stadium
Contact Paul Stepto: 07595 935466

Peta Walsh - Adult Social Improvers

Monday and Thursday Adult Improvers group 7pm at the track

Tuesday Adult Walk2Run group 7pm at the track.

Contact Peta Walsh: peta_lynne [at] msn [dot] com

Alexis Dinsmor: Mid week road / trail runners.

Wednesdays at 7:00pm
Star & Garter (61 Higher Hillgate, SK1 3HD)
3/5/7 miles according to demand
Contact Alexis Dinsmor: alexisdinsmor [at] ntlworld [dot] com