Category Archives: General Information

Training Group and Coaching Updates

The club is sad to announce that Ben Kennard will no longer be able to coach at the club on a regular basis for the time being. Walton AC is extremely grateful to Ben for his efforts and work to date in establishing a very successful group of junior athletes with a wonderful, motivated and friendly dynamic. We wish Ben all the best in his new career- but fear not, we will still see him around at the club, most likely firing a starting gun..!

Ben’s group will be continued by Paul and Jemima, who will be offering the same coaching to separate groups at slightly different times. Head over to the updated coaching page to be reminded of the coaching groups on offer.


Waterside Drive

This evening saw the first club session at the new facility at Waterside Drive, which went well, with athletes reporting a firm, fast surface with sweeping bends- it feels (and looks) fast!

At this stage, only a small number of athletes are using the facility on a trial basis until we have fully sorted out access, other logistics and transfer of equipment.

We understand you are all eager to get your feet on the new track, and we ask that you are patient, as groups are gradually migrated into the new facility and the kinks are worked out- please talk to your coach, who will have further information.

Additionally, we are still in the process of confirming access arrangements for the track outside of club training sessions, and will publish further information as soon as we have reached a full agreement with Places for People.

Interim Training Facilities

As you know we have to vacate Stompond Lane over the next few days.

Development continues on schedule at Waterside Drive and we expect to start using the new facility in September.

In the meantime, Elmbridge BC have arranged temporary alternative accommodation for us.

Please talk to your coach to determine where and when group sessions will be held for the coming months.

The main site we will use is St George’s College in Weybridge.

We have the use of the track and field at St George’s on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs from 6.30 until 8.30 and from 9 until 1 on Sunday.

There are limitations to the facility at St Georges and some restrictions on what we can do.
There are no floodlights which should not matter unless Waterside Drive is delayed. We do have use of the high jump and long jump and hurdles as well as the track and throwing facilities. There is no water jump or steeplechase barriers and no pole vault.
There is no changing accommodation and very limited toilet facilities.

We are not allowed to enter the site until 6.30. We will use the Woburn car park, marked on the map here, and follow the one way system show on the map. There is a strict speed limit on site.

We will also have use of Ansell Hall in Oakbank Avenue, Walton for indoor sessions.