THEN AND NOW

                                          The London Western Track and Field Club was established in 1970 by Bob Vigars. The

                                        original emphasis was on creating a training environment for his UWO athletes during

                                       the summer, and secondarily, to attract top high school athletes who would then

                                     compete for UWO.  By 1975 the club was well established and since then, the club has                                                                     consistently been a leading organization in the sport of track and field, not only in

                                  Ontario, but across the country. In the summer of 2016, we were awarded Top Overall

                                Club in Ontario!

                             We are a not-for-profit organization and a full service track and field club, catering to all

                            ages and abilities, including para-athletes, across all event disciplines within the sport.


                         In 2016, we followed up on a stellar 2015 year with some exceptional results. The club

                       had 2 athletes at the Olympics and 1 athlete at the Paralympics.  Damian Warner won

                     a bronze medal in the Decathlon, while Lanni Marchant became the first Canadian

                   woman to double in the 10000m and Marathon!  Kevin Strybosch finished 9th in the

                  F37 Discus at the Paralympics.  We had a record 17 athletes be nominated for

                 Athletics Ontario AOY awards.  A true testament to the quality of our coaches and

               work ethic of our athletes.

            As a club, we do not rely on the success of our past, but rather our success in

           the future.  This philosophy is what keeps us growing and producing the results

         that we do.

WHAT WE OFFER

                                Our club provides training year-round.  Most of our athletes train a minimum of 3 days

                              per week - Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays (not including JD), while our elites are                                     training up to 6 days per week. We are London's ONLY full-service track and field club,                                       meaning we have a full coaching staff to cater to all event disciplines within the sport.  

                         During the fall, our training groups are spread out in various parks to meet the needs of

                       each of those groups. In early November, we head indoors to train at Thompson Arena

                      (yes, there is a track around the rink).  After a brief break during the latter half of March, 

                    we head back outdoors to train at TD Stadium.  Outdoor season ends at the beginning of
                   August and this is where the majority of our club takes a break until September, and the

                 cycle continues.

 

              There are plenty of competitve opportunities available both indoors and outdoors - locally,

             regionally and nationally.

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