Training groups

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.

Fay Jessica

Minors 7 to 11 years old 

Monday, Friday Saturday.

General Introduction to athletics 

Sprint Group age 13 upwards 

Tuesday and Thursday 19.00 to 20.00 

Jo Harding/Ian Wilshire

Multi Event 

Tuesday and Thursday 18.45 to 20.30 

Sunday 09.00 to 11.00 

Barney Gilligan junior athletics (year 6 and above)

Monday 7pm and Wednesday 7.30pm

Mike Doyle/Kerrie Wood Doyle

Multi Event and Middle Distance 

Tuesday and Thursday 19.00 to 20.30 

Andrew Owen/Pete Torrance

Girls Middle Distance 

Training sessions Tuesday 19.00 to 20.00 

Thursday 18.30 to 20.00 

Saturday 09.00 to 10.30 

Mike & Pete Nixon

Mike/Pete Nixon

Middle Distance and cross country 

Training Sessions 

Tuesday and Thursday 19.00 to 20.00 

Saturday Endurance training 09.00 to 10.00 

David Jackson

Multi event groups from introduction to experienced competitive athletes 

Saturday 9-10 am at Hazel Grove High School Recreation Centre (6-11 Years old)

Wednesday 6.30-7.30pm at Woodbank Park Track (7-11 years old)

Wednesday 7.30-8.30pm at Woodbank Park Track (12-16 years old) 

Adrian Nutter

Junior athletics introduction and development

Tuesday and Thursday 19.00 to 20.00

Andrew Mihranian - (No Waiting List)

Supported by Stewart Connor (Athletics Coach) & Bill Shone (Personal Trainer - Crazy Legs Fitness)

Athletics coach qualification

Endurance, Speed, Hurdles, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Discus, Shot Putt, Pole Vault (age 7-13 years old)

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

Jon Garrod

Junior multi event

Tuesday 18.00 to 19.00

Thursday 18.30 to 19.30

Sunday 10.30 to 12.30

Paul Stepto

Senior men’s & women’s endurance sessions

Track training sessions on Tuesdays 18.00 to 19.00 suitable for runners who wish to improve their race speed. Training is on the track and is based on interval sessions.

You will need to do a warm up prior to session so please arrive before 18.00.

Steve Shaughnessy

Senior endurance 

10K to Marathon training 

Monday 19.00 to 20.00 

Jayne Lawton

Senior endurance 

10K to Marathon training 

Thursday 18.00 to 19.00 

Alexis Dinsmor

Senior endurance, 10k to marathon

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. 19:00 - 20:00

Couch to 5K.

Monday, 19:00, from Woodbank community centre.

Darren Donald

Senior endurance, 10k to marathon

Tuesday, Thursday. 19:00 - 20:00

Inclusive Athletics

Inclusive Group

For athletes with disabilities

Age 8 to Young Adult

Term time sessions (Friday)

Partnership with Special Olympics

Supported by Stockport Local Fund 

Peta Walsh

Monday and Thursday.

Senior Improvers.

Welcomes any parents of the children training on the track.