Due to the current situation in the UK regarding Covid 19, with much regret we are unfortunately not able to go ahead with our 2020 Young Athlete Camp. We look forward to running a fantastic camp next year from 26th to 30th July 2021.
We have been running our young athlete camps for 12 successful years. The camps are designed for 12-17 year olds middle distanc runners of all abilities to improve their knowledge and performance whilst enjoying a fun packed camp agenda. It's the perfect opportunity for them to meet and make new friends too. After 11 wonderful years at Wellington College, to ensure we offer the best dates for young athletes to attend, 2021's camp will take place at a fabulous location in the Cotswolds, Westonbirt School.
Young Athlete Training Camp 2021 Deposit
- Camp Dates : 26th - 30st July, 2021
- Led by a team of expert UKA coaches
- Set in the stunning grounds of Westonbirt School, Gloucestershire which is less than a 30 minute drive from Stroud.
- Residential or non residential 5-day camp
- Private boarding house with all meals included
- Designed for 12 - 17 year olds of all experience and abilities
- Track (middle distance), road and cross country sessions
- Dedicated pastoral care team
- Up to 7 fully paid scholarship places available as part of our support for young athlete development
Type of camp Price per athlete
Residential £ 400
Non Residential £ 230
To secure a place on the camp a non refundable deposit of £75 is kindly required along with a completed booking form.
For those wishing to attend the camp travelling by national rail to / from Stroud national rail station, Westonbirt School have very kindly offered to run a shuttle service using their own mini bus. The mini bus will provisionally leave Stroud station at 1230 on 27th July and arrive back at Stroud station for 1430 on 31st July. If you'd like to book this service for your child, then an additional charge of £30 will be kindly due.
As part of our continuing commitment to support young athletes, Full Potential is making available up to 5 residential scholarship places for our 2021 camp. We hope to be able to announce further scholarship places once we've heard from our previous kind supporters and new ones we are working to get onboard.
To be in contention to win one of these scholarship places, please send us your answers to the following questions along with a resume about yourself;
- What goals are you setting yourself for 2020 / 2021?
- How will you go about achieving them?
- What are your long term future goals and aspirations?
- Why should you be awarded one of the scholarship places?
- What do you want to learn most about at the camp and why?
Applications should be sent to us by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date is 1800 on Friday 26th March, 2021.
For full terms and conditions, please see the terms and conditions drop down on this page.
We have been running our young athlete camps for over 11 successful years at Wellington College, near Reading.
To ensure the best dates for young athletes to attend our camp in 2021, we have moved to Westonbirt School in Gloucestershire. Set in a stunning location, the school offers excellent facilities and superb private accommodation.
The camps are designed for 12-17 year old middle distance runners of all abilities to improve their knowledge and performance whilst enjoying a fun packed camp agenda. It's the perfect opportunity for them to meet and make new friends too.
We have a team of expert coaches and a dedicated pastoral care team. The residential 5-day camp includes accommodation in private boarding houses with full board catering.
The exciting agenda includes;
- Speed and strength endurance sessions
- Team relay race
- Drills for skills, agility and technique
- Strength & conditioning
- Video analysis of running style
- Mental preparations for training and racing
- Getting your nutrition and hydration right
- Planning your training
- Injury prevention, stretching and mobilisation exercises
- Team games
- Team and individual awards throughout
- Each attendee will have the chance to win the Steve Blosse Trophy which comes with a £250 scholarship from Full Potential that will go towards their training / running development
Westonbirt is a co-educational independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18 that was founded in 1928. The historical house and school stands in 210 acres of private estate consisting of woodland, immaculate playing fields and fine gardens. The grounds provide us with a stunning and safe environment with an endless choice of running tracks and trails during our camps.
The main school buildings and boarding houses enjoy fine settings surrounded by this glorious estate. As sole occupants of the school for the week, our accommodation will be in the main school. The boarding houses have common rooms with TV as well as having their own kitchens, which are stocked daily with tea, squash, coffee and snacks.
Westonbirt is situated in Gloucestershire, just 30 mins from junction 13 of the M5 or 20 mins north of junction 17 of the M4.
Stroud train station is less than 30 minutes away which enjoys superb rail links to London. Full travel details will be provided within the pre-camp information, however if you want to find out more details about the school and its location then click here and you’ll be taken to the Westonbirt school website.
We have put together a list of common questions that parents may have. Hopefully we have covered everything in this document, but if we are missing anything please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help.
To view them all, please download this pdf
Kerry coaches middle distance for Gloucester AC, working with U13 to U17 indoor and outdoor ranking athletes. She is a qualified Coach and works for British Athletics as a Tutor.
She is also the Run England Co-ordinator for Gloucestershire, alongside running two Run England ladies running groups. Currently also working as a mentor for up and coming coaches in Wiltshire, and on top of that is a full time mum!
All the members of the team have experience in the education system as school teachers or assistants or are Coaches who help within athletics clubs or professional organisations. All our staff are DBS checked and approved. The team of coaches and staff at our Young Athlete camps are committed, professional and passionate about developing young athletes’ skills, knowledge and potential.
Ben started coaching in 2011 and absolutely loves it. 'It provides such a buzz being able to write plans, talk to others about their running and see them develop as an athlete. Whether that's getting someone to run 2.40 for the marathon or talking someone who has only run a 5km to run their first half marathon, it's equally rewarding. Each day brings with it new challenges but getting to work closely with an athlete of any ability is really special.' Ben is a UKA qualified running coach.
Susanne August 2019
My daughter has really got a lot out of the activities that have been covered and enjoyed learning how to improve her training.
Vanessa August 2019
My daughter has had a fabulous time at your camp. She came back buzzing! You totally restored her mojo which had been lost through injury and GCSE's.
She cannot stop talking about your training tips and plans.
Helen August 2019
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the experiences that you gave my son last week. He thoroughly enjoyed himself and only had positive things to say about the whole week. It’s also lovely to hear that you would be happy for him to be one of your helpers next year if the opportunity arose.
Also from a parents point of view, thank you for communicating everything so efficiently. You made the whole process of sending him away for the week an easy one!
Toby August 2018
I would just like to say a massive thank you to all the coaching team and yourself for how amazing the camp was. I have learnt so much from it and made so many good friends. All the seminars about various different topics like nutrition and biomechanics has really broadened my horizons around running. It has certainly been a life-changing experience.
Alice August 2018
Just a quick note Richard to say thank you very much to yourself and your team of coaches, for last weeks Young Athlete Camp. Alice had an absolutely wonderful week, she thoroughly enjoyed herself, making many new friends and learning lots.
A great experience for these young athletes, so Thank you!
Emma August 2018
I just wanted to thank all the coaches at Full Potential for the young athlete camp last week. I had such a great time, learnt so much about training which has helped me this week with my running and I made many great friends! I really enjoyed the seminars especially Katie and Julia’s on Red-s and the mental strength talk.
I’m missing it so much and I’m hoping to return next year!
Emma August 2018
I just wanted to send a quick email to say a big thank you for putting on the Young athletes Camp in Wellington College last week. My daughter Maddie really enjoyed her week and after nearly eight weeks of not running due to her asthma, it has kick started her back into running again. She is really keen to go again next year, and so is her younger sister!
Ellie August 2018
Can I just say that Ellie really enjoyed every aspect of the camp and we’re so grateful to you for awarding the scholarship.
Thanks again to you and the team.
Josh August 2018
Just a quick email to thank you and the other coaches for a fantastic week. Josh had an absolute ball!!
Mimi and Spike August 2018
I wanted to write to say thank you for last week. Both Spike and Mimi came home with sore legs and huge smiles. I think you may be seeing them again!
Millie and Louis August 2017
Millie and Louis had a great time last week and haven't stopped talking about it since, and are keen to return next year. They wanted me to say how much they enjoyed working with you. They are filling me in on what I should be doing better!
Noah August 2017
Thanks you for everything this week. Noah had a wonderful time and really enjoyed himself. He is already looking forward to next year!
Rebecca August 2017
Thank you so much for again an amazing time at camp, im hoping to come back next year , i had such a good week and learnt loads and made loads of new friends , thank you again
Becky just wanted to let you know what a lovely time she had at camp and thank you for the week she really enjoyed it yet again more than likely be back next year. Thank you for all your help with everything,
Elina August 2017
I just wanted to thank you for having Elina for the week. She had an amazing time and has come back both exhausted but extremely fired up for her running.
Angus August 2017
I just wanted to drop you an email, to say that Angus throughly enjoyed his week at Wellington College. He's come home enthused about running generally, and has some great ideas to add to his training regime. I know he's attended for the last 3 years, and enjoyed every year, but for some reason, this year, more so in particular.
So a huge thank you to you and the team, and we hope to see you again next year.
Myles Caddell August 2017
Thank you very much to you and all the coaches who helped made the week really enjoyable. I hope to come back next year. Its been great every year and I’ve learnt loads of new exercises and I’m beginning to make lots of new changes to my training.
Once again thank you very much to you and the other coaches who made it a great week, I hope I can come back next year.
Ben Willison August 2017
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you, Ben and all the team for the amazing week on the Young Athlete Training Camp. My son Ben Willison came home so positive and enthusiastic, he hasn’t stopped talking about it.
He has been showing us all the exercises in the strength and conditioning and mobility.
We have also found that he’s eating a lot better. He found the nutrition talk really interesting and is now lecturing us on all the right proteins to eat etc.
Thank you once again to the whole team.
Ben is looking forward to next year already.
Emily Chong August 2017
Many thanks for last week, Emily enjoyed it immensely. She is still buzzing and wants to return next year! She made quite a few friends whilst there and based on their feedback, it would appear that all of the other participants enjoyed the camp also. It’s a great testament to you and the rest of the coaching team to be able to keep 80 teenagers occupied and happy for a week, well done! Please pass on our gratitude and thanks to the rest of the coaching team and Emily will hopefully see you again next year.
Harry and Emily Cocking August 2017
I would just like to say, many thanks on behalf of Louise & Harry for last weeks training camp. They really, really enjoyed it.
Juliet, August 2016
Just to let you know that Juliet had a great time at the camp last week. She enjoyed the fantastic facilities of the college and meeting lots of new people.
Patrick and Beanie, August, 2016
Beanie and Patrick had the most marvellous time at camp. They learnt so much as well as social and physical side of things. Please provisionally keep a place for Beanie & Patrick for next years camp.
Many thanks to you and your team for making their week so successful and fun.
Click here to read our full terms and conditions.
Young Athlete 2021 Scholarship Terms & Conditions
One entry is allowed per person.
You must include your full name, parent/guardian's name, address, email address & home telephone number on your entry.
Entries via email or mail must be received the closing date which is 1800 on 26th March, 2021. Any entries received after this date will be not be entered.
Winners will be notified by email by 2nd April, 2021 and acceptance of the Scholarship must be received in writing within 7 working days. If acceptance is not received within this time frame, the Scholarship may be offered to another young athlete.
The camp director's decision is final.
Scholarship does not include the cost of transport to/from camp or any other costs incurred by winners to attend camp.
Winners will be asked to write for use only on our website and any marketing promotional literature alongside their photograph:
- Their comments about winning the Scholarship & comments on their training pre-camp
- Their comments and feedback following the camp
- Have their photograph taken at camp for use as above
No cash alternative.