Running and endurance is at the core of pretty much all team sports. We are very lucky to have so many options in South West London for children to get involved.
Our first stop suggestion is visiting your local junior parkrun. This is a shorter distance (2K) than the normal adult 5K’s on a Saturday morning and are held on the first Sunday of the month. These events are specifically created for ages of 4 – 14 years old and are a lot of fun!
As you can see from the map below there are many in the surrounding area. For more information & to find your nearest one, please click here.
Fun Junior Handicap Series
The Stragglers and Ranelagh Junior Running Group (SRJRG) Junior & Mini Handicap Series.
The first event for 2023 will be held on Thursday 27th April. All events this year are at the Stragglers new venue: Bushy Park Sports Club (formerly NPL), Pavilion Road, Queens Road, Teddington TW11 0EL. As this year is the 20th Anniversary for the SRJRG Series we will hold a special Anniversary Event on Thursday 22nd June. Details about this event will be published well in advance of this date.
2023 Dates for the Minis’ and Juniors’ Events:
Thursday 18th May
Thursday 8th June
Thursday 22nd June – Anniversary Event
Thursday 13th July
Thursday 31st August
Registration at 6.50 p.m., Minis start at 7.20 p.m., Juniors start at 7.30 p.m.
Local athletics or running clubs:
Local athletic clubs are great to build confidence and allow juniors to try different athletic disciplines. Try these local
All abilities are welcome to our Junior sessions and the emphasis of the sessions is on age-appropriate development, keeping it fun and sociable. Our coaching is centred on each individual’s needs, with the goal of helping our juniors to reach their potential. We run two groups, catering for children up to 13 years old and between 13 to 20.
St Mary’s Richmond
Membership is available to anyone from the age of 11 years up and everyone can benefit from coaching suitable to them. St Mary’s Richmond AC provides competition opportunities for our members throughout the year, and actively encourages the membership to compete in order to realise their goals and achieve their full potential.
Sheen Shufflers Juniors
Sheen Shufflers Juniors is a new and much needed local Junior Athletics club, meeting at Barn Elms running track on Sunday mornings from 09:00 am to 10:30 am. The Sheen Shufflers have run a successful adult running club for over 25 years and have now opened a junior section. The age range will be from 7 to 15 years old, with UK Athletics coaches in attendance. The cost is £5 per child, per session.
For more information email@example.com or 07936 240937
Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers
Welcome to the Young Athletes section of the Kingston & Poly website. Here you will find information relevant for our young members, including how to join the Club. We will have the latest news from Championships and League competitions – National Young Athletes League, Ebbisham League, LilyB League, Downs Cross Country League, Sportshall. The section will also feature nominations and awards for the Jack Petchey Achievement Scheme.
For information on the Kestrel Club, for School Year 4 and upwards, please visit the Momentum Sports site:
- JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
- JACK PETCHEY AWARD SCHEME
- YOUNG ATHLETES NEWSLETTERS
- JUNIOR LEAGUE COMPETITIONS