New – Coaching during Corona Virus Lock-Down. Steve Mitchell has devised a coaching programme to help athletes to stay fit during these unusual times. You can view it here.

Athletes representing East Wales (or on the cusp of joining the team)  benefit from a program of development days to supplement their own club coaching. The region also hosts occasional ‘taster days’ for athletes and coaches to try different disciplines in a fun environment.

Endurance Athletes – Development days to develop the regional Endurance Team
Track & Field Athletes – Development days to focus on sprints, hurdles and middle-distance events.
Cross Country – Development Days to develop the regional Cross Country Team
Trail and Mountain Running – Development Days to develop technique and develop the regional team.

Coaches are invited to attend development days to further their coaching development.

Endurance Coaching with Steve Mitchell

Development Days

Lead Coach – Steve Mitchell
Support Coaches – Dave Rolls, Deb Quirk, Luke Morris
The East Wales Welsh Athletics regional endurance program is an exciting initiative which aims to improve performance in endurance athletics in the region.
Throughout the year there are three regional training days, and approximately 9 hub training sessions (leading to approximately one session every month).
The aims for athletes of these sessions are as follows:
1. To provide additional regular high quality training group for junior athletes
2. To provide information to athletes on training and athlete lifestyle choices
The aims for coaches at these sessions are as follows:
  1.  To provide session and coaching ideas
  2. To build a network of coaches who want to share and discuss ideas
 If you have any  queries regarding the program, please contact Steve by email

Session Dates

Saturday 28th September  regional training day 1 – Markham Leisure centre – 10am
aerobic interval session on grass, followed by athlete lifestyle and conditioning workshops

Saturday 19th October – hub training session 1 – Brecon – 10am
aerobic interval session on grass, including maximal speed and power work on hill

Saturday 2nd November – hub training session 2 – Chepstow – 10am
aerobic interval session on grass, including maximal speed and power work on hill

Saturday 30th November – regional training day 2 – Brynmawr Foundation School – 10am
aerobic interval session on track, finishing with speed. This is followed by athlete lifestyle and conditioning workshops

Saturday 28th December  – hub training session 3 – NIAC – 10am
either aerobic interval session on indoor track, finishing with speed, or a speed endurance session on the indoor track, finishing with speed

Saturday 18 January – Pontypool Park

Sunday 15th March – Newport

Morning session will be an aerobic interval session
Afternoon session there will be two workshops. One is on athlete lifestyle. The other is a conditioning workshop.

Saturday 18th April – Brecon – CANCELLED

Either an aerobic interval session on track, with hurdle option for steeplechasers, or a speed endurance session on track. Both sessions finish with maximum speed and power work.

Session Notes

First Regional Training Day
*28 September – Markham Centre
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First Hub Session
*19 October – Brecon
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Second Hub Session
*2 November – Chepstow
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Second Regional Training Day
*30 November – Brynmawr Foundation
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Third Hub Session
*28 December – NIAC
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Fourth Hub Session
*18 January – Pontypool Park
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3rd Regional Training Day
*15 March – Newport (Cancelled)
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Fifth Hub Session
*18 April – Brecon (Cancelled)
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Track and Field Coaching

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Trail and Mountain Running Coaching

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Cross Country Coaching

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