Athletics South West Turbines first training session back from the COVID-19 break was so popular, president and coach Jeremy Dixon had to turn people away.
Ten keen athletes turned up for the Turbines first session on Tuesday last week and another nine showed up for session two on Saturday at the Brauerander track.
Dixon, while gutted to turn people away from the first workout, said it was clear athletes wanted to get back into training since the state government eased pandemic restrictions.
He wasn't expecting to have more than 10 athletes wanting to get involved, especially in cold weather.
"It shows the motivation and desire for many of our young athletes to get back into some form of structured training," he said.
Dixon took numerous measures to ensure the sessions were safe such as allowing 30 minutes to set up markers and stations.
As coach, he also has to take into account athletes have been in lockdown and unable to be as active as they normally would.
He said sessions were structured around helping athletes find their rhythm.
"At the start of training, some of the coordination and execution was lacking but as we progressed the old muscle memory and training started to kick in," he said.
Training involved some straight-line accelerations and hurdle drills.
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