Junior Training

Our Coaches Kelly and Eric will be leading a 10 week training course aimed at Juniors who are keen on running.

These will be on Monday evenings at Wigmore High School playing field, from 5.30pm -6.30pm.

The sessions are built around physical conditioning, which looks at the fundamentals of movement and postural control. Also running technique, running in teams, obstacles, sprints and endurance running.

The first session will be a free taster session on Monday 15th May 2023 – where you can come along with your child, chat to the coaches, they can do a short session to find out if they want to come along to the 10 sessions and then you will get details on how to sign up.

These sessions are for boys and girls in two age groups,  8-11 and 12-16.

There will be a maximum of 24 places.

It will cost £20 for the full 10 week course.


All signed up on Entry Central? Please download the CARC junior registration form, complete it and return it to either Kelly or Eric before your childs first session.




We take safeguarding of all our runners seriously at Croft Ambrey Running Club.

All our coaches and helpers have up to date DBS checks.

The club safeguarding policy can be downloaded here croft safeguarding policy 2022

If you have any concerns regarding safeguarding please contact our safeguarding officers Sam Harper or Howard Verran. You can do this by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]


We hope your child will have a fun and fulfilling time at our coaching sessions. We would like all parents/carers and the children to abide by our Code of conduct to ensure that the sessions are safe and enjoyable to all:


Code of Conduct for Parents / People with Parental responsibility at Junior sessions.

As a responsible parent / person with parental responsibility you will:

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every athlete, coach and official involved in athletics, and treat everyone equally.

Avoid using abusive language or irresponsible behaviour, bullying or harassment, and challenge inappropriate behaviour and language by others.

Promote positive aspects of the sport such as fair play, and never condone rule violations.

Ensure that your child(ren) arrive at training sessions or events in good time.

Ensure that your child(ren) have a drink with them; either water or squash, NOT sports or energy drinks.

Ensure that your child(ren) arrive with appropriate clothing/footwear for running and have additional warm clothing/hat/gloves to put on if the weather dictates, particularly at the end of training or events.

Take an active interest in your child(ren)’s participation

Never place undue pressure on child(ren) to participate, perform or compete.

Help your child(ren) to recognise good performance, not just results.

Help your child(ren)  understand the importance of long-term development, not short cuts and quick fixes.

Encourage and support all junior athletes whilst training or competing, including competitors.

Consider what volunteer help you could provide for coaches or the club.

Inform coaches of any illness or injury that needs to be taken in to consideration for the activity being undertaken.

Inform coaches of other sporting activities participated in.  Be aware of cumulative effects of activities.

Notify coaches of any changes in medical history that are relevant to participation.

Notify the club of any changes in contact details.

Assume responsibility for safe transport to and from training and competition.

Ensure that your child(ren) does not take any unnecessary valuable items to training or competition.

Ensure that your child(ren) is/are collected promptly at the end of the session or event by their designated responsible adult.  In the event of possible late arrival please contact the coach as soon as possible, but be aware that they may not pick up any message until the end of the session.

Never make any assumptions about your child(ren)’s safety.

Report any concerns you have about your child(ren)’s or any other child’s welfare to the club Welfare Officers Sam Harper or Howard Verran.

In the event of persistent or extreme poor behaviour you may be asked to remove your child(ren) from the activity or event.