WHAT IS A PORTABLE ATHLETICS TRACK?
Our Portable Athletics Track is a colourful track that can be set up in any location either outdoors or indoors and can be configured in a variety of ways (so for example 2 lanes of 100m or 6 lanes of 30m). SW Athletics Academy has already run many successful and fun events with the track including:
- 2016 – Deptford – London with Christian Malcolm
- 2016 – ITV – its not Rocket Science – man v red arrow jet – with Adam Gemili video here
City Centre Athletics at Exeter’s Princesshay- open for all members of the public
Taunton Somerfest festival of sport and the arts
- Track vs Tree challenge – GB sprinter vs World Pole Climbing champion – video here
- World Pancake Racing Championships in Exeter’s Princesshay
- Girl Guides Cookafest event nr Exeter
- Olympic relay celebration in Birmingham
Race for Life event at Westpoint Exeter
Devon Games to Inspire
Aller village Community Event
Exeter University Freshers Fair
This track together with our experienced coaching team can put on events such as:
- Launch events to promote a new sports / activities /health programme
- Community Events to increase participation – anyone can try out the new surface- we are an inclusive academy
- Community events in city centres or villages and towns
- Events which are great for attracting media attention
- Events to Inspire young people and adults to try athletics and also to volunteer at similar events
- Sprint challenges – try and get on the leaderboard!
If you are interested in booking a Portable Athletics Track event please call Sonya Ellis on 07745 616852 e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Guides – Cookafest Event
Events in 2015
We attended a number of varied events in 2015 including – the plan for 2016 is already under way – watch this space for more exciting events.
Track v Tree challenge with Harry Aikens Aritee
Westpoint – Exeter – Brownies and Guides Cookafest
Plus a number of events in Princesshay – Exeter
The portable track headed to Exeter’s Princesshay on Shrove Tuesday 17th February for the World Pancake Racing Championships. Click HERE to read how it went.
Track Launch in Princesshay, Exeter City Centre.
iTV – its not rocket science – Man v Red Arrow Jet – with Adam Gemili 2016
Deptford Portable Track Event – London with Christian Malcolm 2016
PLANS FOR 2016-17
Our plans for 2016 and the lead up to the Rio OlympicGames and the World Athletics Championships in 2017
‘So far the portable track has been a huge success. With the Rio Olympic Games and World Championships in London coming up we have plans to put on lots of portable track events across the south west and beyond and will be speaking to city and town councils about these events. The track is very eyecatching and attracts a lot of attention. We have found it is a great way to encourage people to try out athletics. We also provide lots of Come and Try opportunities such as out winter series of Sportshall indoor athletics.
USAIN BOLT RUNS ON A PORTABLE TRACK!
South West Athletics Academy’s Director of Coaching Sonya Ellis recently staged a portable athletics track event for the BBC’s One Show. Together with our track supplier, South West Athletics Academy set out 100m of track for the One Show for their special guest Usain Bolt who was on the show to promote his new book.
Said Sonya ‘ I got the phone call from the One Show out of the blue and it was a great opportunity to be invited to put on this event and create a track event right next to the BBC building. It was great to see Usain Bolt on the portable track talking to people. It was actually quite funny as when he walked up the track the speed gun beeped and he wanted to know what it was – I said that was probably the slowest 100m he had ever run and he laughed.‘