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Our highly qualified coaches provide quality athletics training for athletes of any ability for any discipline. We also hold recreational runs on Wednesday nights for our more casual members.
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Welcome to Stirling University Athletics club.

Through the use of our fantastic facilities and highly knowledgeable coaches we aim to provide something for each of our members. From the 60m sprinter to the marathoner we can cater for you. Once your membership is paid you can take your pick from six different training sessions a week. Turn up whenever and as frequently as you would like and we will always do our best to make you feel welcome.

Our expertly qualified coaches take three sprints sessions, three endurance sessions as well as a recreational run on a Wednesday.

The sprinting sessions are hosted by Kevin Reynolds. Kevin is a sprinting guru. A well-known face in Scottish Athletics who has been coaching for years and is known for getting the most out of his athletes whilst always providing a fun training atmosphere. 

The endurance training is taken by Gordon Crawford. Gordon brings a fantastic depth of knowledge to the club and, having worked with some of the worlds top athletes, experiences from all over the globe. On top of the endurance sessions Gordon also hosts one strength and conditioning session a week. Anybody is welcome to attend these S&C sessions. They take place on Tuesday 3pm - 4pm and Friday 7:30 - 8:30am in the Studio.

For the casual runner or those wanting to improve fitness, we always organise a recreational run at least once a week. This begins at the track on Wednesday at 5PM and we take a number of different routes.

The details on how to contact us and training times should be found on this page. Please don’t hesitate to ask us if you have any questions.

 

Do you already have a coach?

If you are coming to Stirling University and you already have a coach then as long as you pay your membership then you will be able to train at the same time as everybody else and you will be welcome to follow your own training plan. If our training times don't fit in with your plans then we will be able to book the track for you at a more convenient time. 

 

Membership:

There are two tiers of membership. The first is our competition membership, this costs £45. If you opt for the competition membership we will cover the cost of all your entry fees when you compete for SUAC at any of the seven official university competitions. If you decide to go for our non-competition membership, which is aimed at our recreational or social members who are less interested in competing and more interested in relaxed running for fitness, you will only pay £30 but we will not cover your entry fees for any competitions you decide to enter.  

The average cost of entering one event at one competition is £7. To make the competition membership worth the extra £15 you would only have to run at two competitions throughout the university semester.

Both tiers of membership entitle you to participate in any of our training sessions.

 

 

Contact details:

Suac@students.stir.ac.uk

'Stirling University Athletics Club' on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/209660899066718/) 

@_SUAC on Twitter

President - Jonnie Nisbet (jrn00002@students.stir.ac.uk)

Vice President - Aidan Thompson (ait00008@students.stir.ac.uk)

 

 

Training times are as follows:

 

Recreational running group.

Wednesdays 5pm 

 

Sprinting Sessions taken by Kevin Reynolds

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 6.30pm - Meet at the track

 

Endurance Sessions taken by Gordon Crawford (gordoncrawford10@sky.com)

Mondays, Wednesdays (recreational run) and Thursdays - 5pm - Meet at the track

S&C Session taken by Gordon Crawford

Tuesdays - Time 3:00PM - 4PM

Fridays - 7:30 AM - 8:30AM

 

Booking the track

If you would like to train at a time out with our advertised times contact one of the committee members and we will be able to book the track for you at a more suitable time.

 

 

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