Run, Jump & Throw Athletics Programme

Athletics Training Tailored For P1 – P7

This programme focuses on fundamental movement skills and helps children learn vital skills which they will need as they develop. Youngsters are introduced to a range of athletic events, basic skills, balance, coordination, and speed sessions; the essential ABC’s of all sports. Run, Jump and Throw (RJT) is based around athletics, but the skills acquired can be extremely beneficial to children across a wide variety of sports. It operates in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment, allowing children to enjoy their experience, make new friends and to progress athletically. The RJT programme is designed to give children an opportunity to discover and participate in athletics all year round, before taking the step in joining Orkney Athletics Club from age 12. The sessions are tailored to suit children of all skill levels from beginners to those who have already taken part in introductory athletics programmes, holiday courses or local community competitions.

P1 and P2
Children will have the opportunity to practice and become familiar with the basic techniques involved in running, jumping and throwing events. Enjoyment is the key factor in this age group.

P3 and P4
As the sessions progress, we will introduce additional events and technical aspects to the athletics activities and continue to build on the foundations of good technique, enjoyment and a healthy lifestyle.

P5 – P7 (Junior Athletics)
This class will provide a transition for athletes to move from our RJT classes to the OAC junior sessions. Whilst attending this course, children will be able to take part in OAC open competitions to start gaining competition experience.

Wednesday 4pm-5pm P1 & P2
Wednesday 5pm-6pm P3 & P4
Thursday 4pm-5pm P5 – P7


Athletics Club
Orkney Athletic Club (OAC) are delighted to support the introduction of the Pickaquoy Run Jump and Throw (RJT) Athletics Programme, which will offer younger athletes a great introductory step into the sport of athletics and a stepping stone towards joining OAC. Athletes who enjoy the RJT programme and wish to progress to OAC and compete in competitions, should note that they require to be at least 9 years of age and that, at present, training for juniors takes place on Tuesday evenings between 6pm-7pm. There is currently a waiting list to join OAC and all membership enquiries should be submitted in the first instance to

To enrol a child in any of our courses, we require their details to be registered on our booking system, linking to a parent or guardian (main applicant). You can download a copy of the registration form here. This can be handed in at Reception or scanned and e-mailed to


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