Welcome to C&C
If you're keen to take part in athletics, we'll be delighted to help you be the best you can. We're run entirely by volunteers and we're very stretched at the moment because of the enormous interest created by the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our young athletes sections are currently full but senior membership is open. Please look at the relevant pages on this web site for further details.
The club is pleased to offer full membership to athletes of any ability from 10 years old upwards. We have active members of all ages from 10 to 80+. For athletes aged 10 or under we have a number of community clubs to choose from. Please look at the 'Athletes aged 10 or under' page (under 'Membership') on the web site if this interests you. Details on how to join the club - for athletes from 10 to as old as you like - can be found by clicking here.
We take part in all the athletic disciplines involved in track and field, cross-country running and road running and have a beginners' running group too for people who've never tried anything like this before.
The only thing we ask is that athletes try hard and do the best they can. We are keen to put teams into local and national competitions so we encourage everyone to take part. It isn’t necessary to be national standard to compete - great if you are! Teams are made up of people who want to have a go.
The club is organised entirely by volunteers. We are able to provide most activities most of the time, but our ability to do that is limited by the availability of volunteers. If you would like to help out, in any capacity, please get in touch.
Our aim is to promote athletics in Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas. We have an equal opportunities policy and try to make it possible for all who are interested to have a go.
For training times and venues and other information please click on the relevant buttons.
What does the club offer?The club's mission (in words agreed with the Charity Commission) is 'to promote community participation in healthy recreation by the provision of facilities for athletics'. This includes:
- Free coaching and advice
- Free entry to league matches in track and field, cross-country and road running
- Free entry into regional and national competitions
- Reduced entry fees for road running events
- Excellent, free training facilities at the University track (please note the University code of conduct for track users) plus a substantial reduction on track user cards for use outside club hours
- Free indoor training in winter at Chesterton Sports Centre
- Excellent services to athletes negotiated with local specialists for medical and training advice and treatment, kit etc
- A regular newsletter
- Maybe most of all, club members to train with, compete with and enjoy each other's company
We try to offer coaching in all the major disciplines but the club is run by volunteers and not all events are available all the time. If you are interested in a particular event, please ask about it. We can usually put you in touch with someone or let you know about regional coaching clinics.
Welfare and child protection
We want all our athletes to feel safe and to be able to train and compete without being subjected to any form of harassment, bullying, verbal or physical abuse or excessive pressure. We have adopted the UKA Welfare and Child Protection policy as part of our club constitution. If you have any concerns about the way you (or your children) are treated by Club officers, coaches or officials, we encourage you to contact one of the welfare contacts listed below, and discuss the issue with them. Similarly, if you feel concern that another athlete, or a friend, is being subjected to any form of abuse, you should mention your concerns to one of the contacts. Any discussions you have will be treated in complete confidence, and the contacts will help to resolve or eliminate the problem, and have access to professional assistance if required.
Alternative contacts to be used if the Welfare officer is not available include:
Welfare and child protection contact details can be downloaded here.
The club's welfare policy is available here
What we expect from our members
Please read the documents, which apply to you, on the guidelines and documents web page.
We are keen that all members should get the most they can from the club. We understand that athletics has a different priority for different members and that some will want to do more than others. The following notes are intended to give guidance on the broad expectation the club has of members.
Members are expected to participate fully in the club so that the enjoyment and success of all can be enhanced. This means taking part in team events, whenever possible, or helping out in other ways to try to make events successful.
All members are expected to treat each other with respect and to adopt the club’s equal opportunities policy.
It is important that all activities are carried out safely. Equipment should be used only as appropriate for the relevant event. Members should NEVER cross the infield at the track except when part of a supervised group of throwers or taking part in a throwing event. All members should be aware of the activities of other athletes and avoid getting in each other’s way, through, for example, poor lane discipline.
Use our interactive map for directions to the track and sports centre, click here.
The track is closed on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May
The track and field results and 2013 ranking lists are on the T&F results page and are updated weekly when possible
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Track safety rules have been updated
Details of Cambridge University's terms and conditions and code of conduct for use of the track are now on the links page
The C&C expenses form is now available here and on the Guidelines and documents page
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