Track & Field
Corby AC welcomes athletes from age 8 upwards to train at one or more of the weekly training sessions which run all year round. Athletes are divided into coaching groups by category (sprint, endurance, multi-event and field). The sprint group is coached by Alan Wymant. The middle distance group, together with some adult sprinters, is coached by Bill Boyd. Charlie McConnell and John Montgomery coach an adult endurance group. The combined events, shot put, javelin, high jump, sprints, and sprint hurdles are coached by Aidan Bailey. Field activities are coached by a number of different coaches.
Training sessions take place at the Corby AC track on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week at 6.30pm throughout the year. The cost of the sessions is £2 for CAC members. In addition, Bill Boyd leads an endurance session for middle distance runners up to 10k at the stadium on Saturdays at 11 am from April to September. Alan Wymant leads a sprint session at the stadium on Sundays from 10 to 11.30am, all year round. Sue Rey and Alan Wymant lead the Wheelchair Racing Academy on Sundays from 10 to 11.30am, all year round. From September to April Bill Boyd leads the endurance session in East Carlton park on Saturdays at 10 am. From October to February Alan Wymant and Ian Merriman lead a sprint session in East Carlton park on Saturdays at 10 am. There is no charge for weekend sessions.
Athletes are encouraged to take part in the relevant competitions. Under 11 to Under 17 age group athletes participate in the Heart of England league (Team manager Alan Wymant) with clubs from across the Midlands. Corby is in division 3. Competition includes sprints, middle distance, relays and field events. There are 3 track and field meetings in May, June and July.
For those aged 18 and over there is the Midlands seniors (Team managers Jordan Spence and Yvette Clayton). There are 7 teams in the division and Corby is in division 5 of 6. There are 4 track and field meetings each Summer. The team is keen to welcome more women and more field sports athletes, and athletes of all ages (18 and over) are very welcome.
The Masters team was formerly known as the veterans/vets team (Team manager, Atholl Lawson). The Corby team participates in the Eastern Masters league, open to everyone over 35. The 5 year age groups provide a fantastic way to remain relevant within your chosen discipline whilst being ravaged by the unavoidable progress of time! Membership of the Eastern Masters allows entry to all the track, field and road events throughout the year. There are 4 meetings each summer. Corby has a strong presence in the league and is looking for new members at all levels.
Wheelchair Racing Academy
The Northants Wheelchair Racing Academy is based at Corby AC and welcomes disabled athletes who wish to try out this exciting para-athletic event. We have 6 different sized chairs belonging to the club, and an assortment of wheelchair racing gloves and helmets. If you have seen wheelchair racing and would like to try it out please get in touch. You will need to be self propelling, so you can reach the push rims, and able to lean forward. Contact Sue Rey on firstname.lastname@example.org or Alan Wymant on email@example.com.
The indoor track and field season runs from October to the end of March. This includes open meetings, regional championships and sporthall athletics. The Midland championships are held in February, and the National championships in February/March (requiring qualification).
Corby AC athletes also participate in outdoor track and field competitions including the Corby AC Open meetings, open meetings at other Midlands athletics clubs, the Chairmans Cup, County championships and Midlands championships. Further information can be found in ‘Fixtures & Results’.
Joining the Corby AC track and field groups
To discuss joining the Corby AC track and field groups please call either Alan Wymant on 07913 158576 or Bill Boyd (between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday) on 07970 812177 . Both Alan and Bill are also contactable on email at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com but please do allow a few days to receive your reply. Alternatively please feel free to come along to the training nights on Tuesday or Thursday at 6.30pm and speak to the person on duty at the gate. Prospective members can attend four training sessions for free while deciding whether or not to join the club. Further information can be found in ‘Membership’.