ATHLETICS

KA Athletics Classes

Our new Athletics clubs support the introduction to all formats of the sport including run, jump and throw. The groups are ideal for beginners looking to introduce themselves to the sport.

KA Athletics Centres

KA Campus Dalry

Friday 18:00 – 19:00

Cost £2.50 per class

For further details call Dalry 01294 832263

Events

KA Leisure is delighted to run annually both the North Ayrshire Primary Schools Sports Hall Athletics Competition and The North Ayrshire Schools Cross Country League which have been running now for approximately 27 years. Details of the events for 2018/19 including dates etc are listed below:

North Ayrshire Schools Cross Country 2018/19

The final race of the 2018/19 North Ayrshire Schools Cross Country League is now concluded, please see the links below for the individual and final race results for each race.
This years Cross Country League was a huge success with approximately an average of 250 runners attending each race representing 26 Primary and 6 Secondary Schools from throughout North Ayrshire.
Our gratitude is extended to the many volunteers from North Ayrshire Athletics Club and Officials from Ayrshire Harriers Association who’s help in running the event we couldn’t do without.

Race 1 – Saturday 19th January 2019
Race 1 Results
Race 2 – Saturday 16th February 2019
Race 2 Results
Race 3 – Saturday 23rd March 2019
Race 3 Results
Race 4 – Saturday 27th April 2019
Race 4 Results

There are four League meetings in the series. Remember, the overall League results depend on each athlete’s best three results, so participants need to take part in at least 3 out of the four races. Of course, any youngsters who wish to come along and run without necessarily taking part in the whole League are most welcome.

Each race usually follow at about 8-10 minute intervals however, all athletes should be prepared for their race to be called early in case of bad weather and ready to participate. All race meetings will adopt the same times and event format as follows:

9.00 – 9.45 am Registration

10:00 am – Race 1 P5 Girls 1,000m
10:08 am – Race 2 P5 Boys 1,000m followed by the P5 Age Group Presentations

10:16 am – Race 3 P6 Girls 1,000m
10:24 am – Race 4 P6 Boys 1,000m followed by the P65 Age Group Presentations

10:35 am – Race 5 P7 Girls 1,500m
10:46 am – Race 6 P7 Boys 1,500m followed by the P7 Age Group Presentations

10:55 am – Race 7 S1-S4 Girls & Boys 2,000m followed by the P5 Age Group Presentations

Each separate race will start as soon as possible after the conclusion of the previous race.

To save queuing on the day schools are asked to pre-register their teams prior to race day. However individual runners not entered through their school will be able to register on the day. Athletes doing this should report to the Registration desk, in the North Ayrshire Athletics Club House within the Track Area where their name will be added to the appropriate race list and they will be issued with a competitor number. Athletes whose entry has not been pre-paid by the school should pay the entry fee at this time. All competitors should have their correct number pinned securely at top and bottom to the front of their shirt/vest. Please note that the registration times are from 9:00am till 9:45am and no late registrations will be taken after this time.

The entry fee is £3.00 per race per runner.

The prizes will be:
1st, 2nd and 3rd individual placing in each race section
1st Girls’ and Boys’ Teams (3 athletes to count) in each race age group (Primary Schools only)
All competitors will receive a certificate of participation.
The overall League prizes will be calculated from each individual’s top three placings from the four events. The same will apply to the Team positions. This means that if an athlete misses one race, he or she can still be in contention for an overall League prize. The overall League prizes will be awarded to: 1st, 2nd and 3rd individual placings in each race section 1st Girls’ and 1st Boys’ Team in each race section (Primary Schools only)

League events will be postponed only where a risk assessment prior to or on race day indicates that this is appropriate, e.g. icy conditions, high winds, very heavy rain. The decision to postpone is usually made based on weather forecasting, and schools would then be advised by phone call on the Wednesday prior to the race. However, weather forecasting is not always entirely accurate, and sometimes a decision may be taken based on risk assessment at the venue early on race day. In this case, we will do everything we can to advise schools of the decision to postpone prior to the scheduled start time of the event. Postponed events are usually rescheduled by adding an event on after the scheduled end of the league.

For further information please contact Stephen Browning by emailing sbrowning@kaleisure.com

North Ayrshire Primary Schools Sports Hall Athletics Competition 2019:

PROVISIONAL DATES:

Arran Festival
Auchrannie, Arran 10.00am – 2.30pm

Friday 25th October 2019

Portal, Irvine
Time – 10.00am – 2.30pm
Heat 1 – Thursday 31st October 2019
Heat 2 – Thursday 7th November 2019
Heat 3 – Thursday 14th November 2019
Heat 4 – Thursday 21st November 2019
Final – Thursday 5th December 2019

For further information please contact Stephen Browning by emailing sbrowning@kaleisure.com

Parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. Every Saturday Eglinton Park 9:30am Junior Parkrun is a series of 2k events for children aged between 4 and 14. They are held in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Every Sunday KA Campus St. Matthew’s 9:30am

Jogging Group

FREE Jogging Group for beginners Mondays, 10:00 – 11:00am.
Leaving from Auchenharvie Leisure Centre main reception area, everyone is welcome!  

For more details contact the Active Lifestyles team on Tel: 01294 605128 or email ActiveLifestyles@kaleisure.com.

Every Monday, Auchenharvie Leisure Centre 10:00!

Club Development

KA Leisure is committed to working in partnership with all three Local Athletics clubs in North Ayrshire in order to develop the sport through stronger links and a defined athlete development pathway whereby at each level children can develop their individual skills progressively and link to their local Athletics Club. Below are the athletics clubs in North Ayrshire. For information on training times and venues please contact the following:

North Ayrshire Athletics Club (Three Towns)
Email: info@naathletics.co.uk
Club website: naathletics.co.uk

Beith Harriers (Beith)
Susan McIsaac 01505 503254

Irvine Running Club
John McGarry: 01294 211930
Email: johnmcgarry@51talktalk.net
Club website: irvinerunningclub.co.uk