About

Cirencester Athletics Club is the focus for all runners from Cirencester and the surrounding area. The club was formed in 1985 and has steadily grown to the current membership of 150 with runners aged from 17 to over 70 of all abilities from novice jogger to international. Cirencester AC incorporates the increasingly successful Cirencester Triathlon Club and also has an active Junior Section for track and field athletes of school age.

The main club meets at the Cotswold Leisure Centre in Cirencester on Tuesdays at 6.30pm for a structured training session and Sundays at 9.00am for longer runs, usually in the idyllic surroundings of Cirencester Park. Smaller groups also run on Monday and Thursday mornings and there is a swim training session at the Leisure Centre on Sundays at 5.00pm. Prospective new members are always welcome - just come along on a Tuesday evening and join in to see if the club can help you to enjoy and get more out of your running.

 

Above - Team from Bourton 10k Feb 2014

The club competes as a team and individually in a wide range of road races, triathlons and cross country events and has recently become successful in regional and national road relays. It also organises four events each year. At the beginning of February it hosts a round of the Oxford Cross Country League, in April there is the Chedworth Roman Trail 10 mile multi-terrain race, followed by 10k races in Westonbirt Arboretum in June and Cirencester Park in September. The traffic-free courses in scenic locations have made these events some of the most popular in the region.

The social side of the club is encouraged and everyone is welcomed for a drink and chat at a nearby pub after training on a Tuesday evening. During the summer, barbecues combined with a light hearted time trial or handicap race have been held at the Cotswold Water Park and at the end of the year the annual awards dinner takes place.