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!
The rain was beating down hard on the window. The street was full of puddles. Do I really have to go out in that? That was me being soft. Imagine young athletes wanting to go out in that? Just try and stop them! Wythenshawe Park is one of the flatter courses in...read more
Despite a typically dank, wet and cold February morning, spirits and hopes were high amongst our junior athletes as they donned their spikes and tackled a tough, muddy, Heaton Park course. Last year’s junior girls performances had been excellent with very impressive...read more
For this year's Northern XC we went to Harewood House, north of Leeds. Little was known about the course beforehand, but we should have been able to guess - lots of hills and mud! It was a good course for spectating, providing opportunity for non-runners to destroy...read more
I'm coming to the conclusion that Woodbank Park is the toughest of the Manchester XC League courses for the juniors. This year not only did it have the killer hill and 'the cliff', but it was full of mud. Several of our athletes lost their footing during the run...read more
2018 has begun brilliantly for our juniors with a great turnout for the Greater Manchester XC Championships, particularly from our U13 girls. The clear highlight was the performance of Aisling McHale, who managed to beat tough competition to win the U13 girls crown. ...read more
We had 18 juniors in action at Wythenshawe Sports Ground this weekend. We managed to field full teams in four age categories, despite illness and conflicting events claiming a few of our athletes. A mention must go to Aisling McHale who continues to rise up the ranks...read more
Aisling McHale produced another stunning Cross Country performance at the weekend to win the inter schools North West regional final. She claimed the scalps of several runners who had been faster than her over the course of the track season. This is inherently a team...read more
I don't know what our record junior attendance is in the Manchester XC League, but the numbers that took part in the event at Boggart Hole Clough were way in excess of those in recent years. In total we had 21 taking part, 23 if you include our two U20 lads, Dan...read more
After a top 40 finish in the National Road Relays and some very promising early season cross country performances, our promising U13 girls team took on the best in the country at the National XC Relays in Mansfield. We had the same A team as at Sutton Park, with...read more
The first Manchester Cross Country League fixture of the season is particularly interesting. It offers a guideline as to how the clubs match off against each other and how athletes are performing compared to the previous year's races. The race at Heaton Park was for...read more