A warm welcome awaits you at Chester le Street & District A.C.

An overview of club training sessions is provided below. Our main sessions take place every Tuesday & Thursday at Chester le street Riverside Leisure Centre Complex Athletics Track.

If you would like to be introduced to a coach then please come down to the Chester le street Riverside Leisure Centre Complex Athletics Track on a club night (Tuesday & Thursday 6:30 – 8:00pm) and speak to them. They will liaise with the other club coaches in order to best fit each athlete’s individual needs.

Participation in Athletics is “open to all” from the age of eight, whether you are a budding young athlete or just new to running.

Chester le street & District A.C. competes in various leagues – young athletes league, junior athletes league, and senior league events and has teams for all age groups. You will have the chance to compete in these teams which are selected on performance.

Below is a list of Chester le street & District A.C Coaches with some information about their respective groups…


Groups Age Discipline Lead Coach / Assistant
Fundamentals Group 8 -10 years This will incorporate running, throwing & Jumping Deborah Russell, Paul Burdon
Multi Event Group
10 years + Long Jump* Triple Jump* Hurdles* High Jump & Throws Margaret Smith* Philip Corless
Sprint Group 11 years + /Senior Track 60m – 400m Paul Smith /Jack Young
Junior Endurance Group 11 years + Middle distance Suzanne Jones
Senior Endurance Group Senior/Vet Middle distance Scott Russell
Social Runners Senior/Vet Road and XC Mark Whitley

Safeguarding of our younger Athletes!

All parents must drop their child off and then pick up from the appropriate coach.
This will ensure the safety of our younger athletes, but also allowing the coach to pass on any information.

All groups can participate in jumping, hurdles, throwing or high jump after their main coaching session.