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 28 November 2020
Parc Bryn Bach

It was great to be able to hold the East Wales RDA junior endurance session at Parc Bryn Bach today, 10 months after we were last able to hold a session when we did hill reps at Pontypool Park. After such a challenging year it was great to see you all again, and to see new faces on the RDA too, and I hope you all enjoyed the session as much as I did. Sorry to those athletes who had to miss the session as they were self-isolating, I look forward to seeing you at future sessions. As always, feedback from the session is very welcome, both positive and negative. The RDA is for you, and we want to ensure we provide the best possible programme for the development of both athletes and coaches in East Wales, and we need feedback for that to happen.

Session Notes

2020 Session Plan
November 28 Parc Bryn Bach

Session Notes

First Regional Training Day
*28 September 2019 – 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

Trail and Mountain Development Days

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Cross Country Coaching

Cross Country Development Days

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