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Why Parkour should stay out of the Olympics
December 12, 2018
Parkour as an Olympic Sport? The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has included Parkour as a new gymnastics discipline to be included in the Olympics. This is a concern for all those who enjoy the freedom of expression and creativity that is at the heart of Parkour. Young men running and jumping through the woods is […]
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Athletics Club

Excelsior ADC: Athletics

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Excelsior ADC training

Welcome to our Athletics Club page. We have weekly sessions in the Spring and Summer that are open to all, plus workshops and seminars. We are a fully affiliated Athletics Club and a member of British Athletics.

We accept athletes who are in school year 5 and above. Before that, we recommend they get outside and play and enjoy school activities.

Autumn Training 2018: 

Sessions resume after October half term.

Monday night: Strength and co-ordination training 1730-1830

Based on feedback and observation from the team sports players who came to the club last Winter. This session will help the youngsters improve their co-ordination (especially important around the growth spurt) and underlying strength.

The strength and co-ordination will help form the foundation for all sporting movements, including athletics.

£4 per session for club members (£3 if already doing gymnastics).

Feedback from the athletes

At the end of their each block of training, every athlete is asked to provide some feedback anonymously. Here is what they had to say after the September block:

I shall use this information to adjust what we do accordingly. Thanks to everyone for this useful information.

The programme shall be self-contained, but will provide foundation for future work. It will include:

athletics training devonWhilst the benefits of running are well known, there are also risks of just being a runner: overuse, monotony, one dimensional approach to fitness. As a member of the Excelsior ADC you will benefit from expert coaching to help you get better at running, but also be fitter and healthier overall.

Head Coach James Marshall is the author of Run Faster and has coached athletes from many sports to run faster. He designs the training sessions with the participants ability in mind. He is a fully licenced Athletics Coach with British Athletics

An example of the coaching tips you get is here:

For those wanting Individual running coaching with James Marshall, see the Run Faster page. 

Our base is in Willand, Cullompton,Devon, Ex15 2RN. This is only 15 minutes from Tiverton and Wellington in Somerset, only 25 minutes from Honiton, Exeter and Taunton in Somerset.

Further reading:
Should I start running? 

Client Testimonials

Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy
James was in sole charge of fitness related matters, organising and implementing training programmes... also provided players with mentoring and advice on nutritional needs. He varied the programmes and was keen to keep ideas fresh and designed activities suitable to help young rugby player's progress. James was keen to put time into the thought process of his ideas and carry out to a very high standard.
 
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Upcoming Courses

Sports Performance Workshop: Willand
02 Jan 2019

Sporting success starts here

  • Are you a sporting teenager who wants to get better? 
  • Do you play more than 1 sport?
  • Do you want specific advice on how you can prepare for the matches ahead?
  • Do you want to know how to balance school/ club sporting commitments?
  • This day is for you. 

The Day will include: 

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