ADAC encourage youngsters to become active in the sport of athletics, we have a team of qualified coaches who work with young people on a wide range of athletic events to help them develop and improve as athletes. With the younger athletes the emphasis is on fun and taking part.
We do not focus solely on a single discipline with our young athletes, instead using Athletics 365 we encourage them to try a wide variety of events and work to develop all round athletic skills.
We do encourage competition and take part in Track and Field events/ League meetings, Club Competitions, Sports Hall and Cross Country.
As the athletes develop, we will continue to encourage multi-event training; however we will also help to develop specific disciplines and encourage each athlete achieve their personal goals.
Although England Athletics operate and age badning system, we work to develop athletes depending upon their own physical abilities. Our focus as a club with our youngsters is on participation and enjoyment, respect and tollerance are placed high on our agenda.
Track & Field
Notice for new athletes
Due to the popularity of athletics we now have a waiting list for 8, 9 and 10 year old’s. You can help!
Well done to team Altrincham on Saturday! We had a great turn out and our U13 Girls won the 4x100m Relay (as pictured). Another well done to Ben Lomas for winning the U15 200m race. Looking forward to the next event!
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If you'd asked me last year what the best performance was from our U13 girls, I'd have said their amazing 28th place at Mansfield. On that occasion a stunning performance by Aisling in particular bumped them well up the order. It would be a huge challenge this year to...
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For the second year in a row the girls were out in force at the NW Road Relays. We had three teams out for the U13s and two teams out in the U11s, matching last year's five teams when we gave this event a big push for Don Nichol's retirement celebration. This time the...
The mile is a magic distance and that first 4 minute mile in 1954 holds a special place in British athletics history. Of course, many athletes have dipped under that barrier since. This includes one Altrincham athlete, Matt Barnes. Now the challenge is on to see how...
From team manager Mark Simpson.
It's always exciting to see how new athletes get on when they take part in a club competition for the first time. Every great athlete needs to start somewhere and many will be able to point to a modest first performance as where it all began. Club competition is...