Star Track comes to Marlborough College to inspire future Olympic gold medal winners

Written by Neil Goodwin on .

Aspiring Olympic athletes wanting to emulate Jessica Ennis and Usain Bolt can have a week trying athletic disciplines on a dedicated sports track as part of a special summer camp this month. 

Marlborough College athletics track will be hosting its own athletics camp from August 20 to 24 for young people aged from eight to 14.  The camp, a national initiative called Star:Track will cost £80 for the whole week with each day running from 10am – 3pm.

Fully qualified coaches will lead young people in a variety of athletic events including hurdles, sprinting, long jump and javelin, with the final day set aside for an Olympic competition.

Stuart Wheeler, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for leisure, sport and libraries, told Marlborough News Online: “We have all been inspired by the wonderful achievements of both the GB athletes and the world’s athletes in general.”

“Wiltshire’s young people are being given an opportunity to emulate their heroes on the track and we hope as many as possible will sign up and take part in what promises to be an enjoyable week.”

For more information and to book a place on the course, please contact Alex Muse, sports development officer for Wiltshire Council on 01380 724911 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.