Main club training nights are Monday and Thursday at Saughton track with other sessions at different venues throughout the week.
These sessions involve all aspects of running (long distance, sprinting and hurdles), jumping (long jump and high jump) and throwing (shot putt and javelin), together with general conditioning work to improve strength and mobility.
You only find out what you can achieve if you have a try so we encourage all our athletes to compete in competitions appropriate to their level.
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every athlete, coach, technical official and others involved in athletics and treat everyone equally.
Uphold the same values of sportsmanship off the field as you do when engaged in athletics
Cooperate fully with others involved in the sport such as coaches, technical officials, team managers, doctors, physiotherapists, sport scientists and representatives of the governing body in the best interests of the yourself and other athletes
Consistently promote positive aspects of the sport such as fair play and never condone rule violations or the use of prohibited or age-inappropriate substances
Anticipate and be responsible for your own needs including being organised, having the appropriate equipment and being on time.
Maintain a good attendance record at training (ideally more than 80% of sessions) and let the coach know when you are unable to make it as early as possible.
Not attend training if you are injured or otherwise unable to train fully without consulting your coach in advance.
Inform your coach of any other coaching that you are seeking or receiving
Always thank the coaches and officials who enable you to participate in athletics
As a responsible Athlete, when participating in or attending any athletics activities, including training/coaching sessions and competition events you will:
Act with dignity and display courtesy and good manners towards others
Avoid abusive language and irresponsible behaviour including behaviour that is dangerous to yourself or others, acts of violence, bullying, harassment and physical and sexual abuse
Challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others
Never engage in any inappropriate or illegal behaviour
Avoid destructive behaviour and leave athletics venues as you find them
Not carry or consume alcohol to excess and/or illegal substances.
Avoid carrying any items that could be dangerous to yourself or others excluding athletics equipment used in the course of your athletics activity
In addition, athletes, especially young athletes and vulnerable adults, should follow these guidelines on safe participation in athletics
Notify a responsible adult if you have to go somewhere (why, where and when you will return)
Do not respond if someone seeks private information unrelated to athletics such as personal information, home life information
Strictly maintain boundaries between friendship and intimacy with a coach or technical official
Never accept lifts in cars or invitations into homes on your own without the prior knowledge and consent of your parent/carer
Use safe transport or travel arrangements
Report any accidental injury, distress, misunderstanding or misinterpretation to your parents/carers and club Welfare officer as soon as possible.
Report any suspected misconduct by coaches or other people involved in athletics to the club welfare officer as soon as possible