INTRODUCTORY pole vault sessions are to be held in Wimborne this month, on the back of the recent success of British star Molly Caudery.

Caudery, 23, won gold at the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow in the women’s event over the weekend.

Now Wimborne Athletic Club are hoping to capitalise on the success of the Truro star, by starting to grow some of their own pole vault talents.

Top coaches Dave Pearson and Trudi Carter have organised sessions for an introduction into the sport, which will take place at Queen Elizabeth Leisure Centre in Wimborne on the next two Saturdays, March 9 and March 16.

They will take place between 10am-11am, and can be booked by emailing

Applicants must be at least nine years old.

The cost is £5 per session, or £3 for Wimborne Athletic Club members.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth AC’s Brooke Ironside has been dominant at 200m during the UK indoor season, writes club chair, Robin James.

On February 4, Ironside broke the Lee Valley Athletics Centre 200m track record when she won the Southern Individual Championships with a championship best of 23.58 seconds.

She followed this a fortnight later with 200m bronze in the Microplus UK Athletics Indoor Championships at Birmingham’s National Arena. 

Ironside, who is studying at Bournemouth University, also claimed a championship best in Sheffield at the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Championships on February 25.

She secured the 200m gold in a new indoor personal best of 23.37s. She had earlier taken bronze in the 60m sprint with 7.48s.

Ironside, who is coached by Zac Kerin, ended her winter indoor season sixth all-time on the UK Under-23 200m indoors rankings and third on this season’s European 200m indoors list.