Exeter Harriers launch second DSActive Athletics session

This summer the DSActive team are launching our DSActive athletic sessions. The first session to launch was our running group in Manchester, the second is with athletics club Exeter Harriers in Devon. One of the DSActive team popped along for the very first session.

The Exeter Harriers are an athletics club which was founded back in 1904 and is based just outside the city centre of Exeter. The club has over 800 members, with ages ranging from 8 to 80 and they agreed to run one of the first athletics sessions. The DSActive team ran athletics summer camps last year which proved to be so popular they decided to launch athletics as their next official sport.

The very first session took place under a clear blue sky at the athletics track at Exeter Arena and the session was taken by two main coaches from the club, with the support of many of their young leaders.

Eight brave participants turned up for the first session and they all thoroughly enjoyed the session. Each participant got to try running different distances, jumping and throwing a range of different implements. Some had never participated in athletics before, and some were seasoned competitors, but one thing they all had in common was a big smile on their face when they left!

A DSActive team member said: It was the perfect evening to launch the first DSActive athletics sessions with Exeter Harriers. All of the new participants really enjoyed themselves and it was great to see all of the parents and carers getting involved in the session. A huge thank you to Chip and his team for running the session, I can’t wait to see the session grow in popularity.” 

To find out more about DSActive or to find a session near you please email the DSActive team or give us a call on 0333 1212 300.