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Kent AC has a number of organised training groups who run together supported and are led by qualified coaches. Our training groups are made up of all levels of runners from beginners to international athletes who come from London and some from further afield.

Training groups normally operate from Ladywell Arena in Catford (South East London, SE6 4QX) on Tuesday & Thursday evenings throughout the year. 

Ladywell Arena is only 4 miles from Central London and is well served by public transport being only 13 min by train from London Bridge and has 8 bus routes serving itThere are a number of organised groups who train with qualified coaches all of whom are DBS checked. Training night start times are currently subject to change from week to week due to maintaining and following government guidelines.

Training Group Organisation:

Training Group Overview :CoachesTuesday time
Middle- and long-distance running seniors (29 min to 32 min 10km runners and 800/1500m runners of similar ability) Ken Piketbc
Long distance senior (33 min to 40 min 10km runner) Stuart Beaney/ Ben Cook/Barny Day tbc
Long Distance (Seniors). Women’s group and 40+ min 10km men (most are very much slower than that) Adrian Musson tbc
1500m and Distance runners for Women Pete Boxshalltbc
Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps/ Juno Field
Juniors group for school years 6 – 13Ted Aston tbc



Non-members are always welcome to join our training groups.

If you are interested please come along – you normally don’t need to be a member of the club to join in – but Covid Restrictions have made this more difficult to manage

The best times to come for a look at what goes on at the track is around 6:45pm on Tuesday evenings.


Training Group Contacts


Junior Athletics

The Kent AC junior athletics group is going from strength to strength and has attracted a number of core regular runners. We aim to provide a varied session including warm up, dynamic stretching and drills, followed by anything from pyramids, through fartlek and hill training. The junior athletes compete in cross country events, track races,...

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Seniors Training

The majority of Kent AC runners fall into the senior category (a Senior is a competitor who is at least 20 years of age on 31st December in the calendar year of competition).  If you are unsure whether you can compete within a certain age group (u11, u13, u15, u17, u20, senior, master, veteran) then...

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Vets Training

If you fall into the veteran or masters age category there are many different opportunities for you to compete for Kent AC on the track, road and cross country. Events for master’s are for athletes who are at least 35 years of age on the day of competition. Athletes are then categorised into 5-year age...

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Training Schedule

Training group description and criteriaCoachTuesday eveningstart timeJunior group for school years 6 – 13 (all disciplines) TuesdayTed Aston /Sarah Young5:45pm - 6:45pmJunior group for school years 6-13 (sprints) ThursdayHassan Davis6:30 pm - 8:00pmSenior / Veteran newcomers & long distance(40+ min 10km men and women, and much slower)Ted also regularly coaches a Thursday session starting @ 7:00pmAdrian...

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Track Training

If you are new to running, training on a running track is a great session to introduce a more formal training routine to your running. If you are a more experienced runner, you may be more familiar with the track sessions that are hosted on Tuesday evenings ranging from 200m – 1-mile reps. Weekly track...

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Off track Training

Tuesday track training sessions are supplemented periodically with off track training sessions around Ladywell Park and laps of Hilly Fields.  For all of these sessions, meet at the track at the usual time then you can jog to the start of the session together. Many of these sessions will run through the winter months when...

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Club Runs

Club training runs are organised throughout the week and cover different distances, paces and surfaces to accommodate runners of different abilities and specificities. These are not coached sessions, nor races, and are usually led by one or two club members. Club runs are organised either through the Kent AC mailing lists or What’s App group.  ...

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