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How do I join the waiting list?

The waiting list is only for young athletes in school years 6-10 (10 years old to 15). If you wish to join the list send details of the athlete's name, age, and school year to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Unfortunately we are now at absolutely full capacity and the current waiting time is about 6 months.

 

How long is the waiting list?

We take as many athletes each month as we can sensibly integrate into the club. Unfortunately we are now at absolutely full capacity and the current waiting time is about six months.  We hope the list will get shorter.  The Commonwealth Games has produced a small surge in interest but so far not an unmanageable one.  We have been able to recruit new coaches and they are doing sterling work and have enabled us to keep taking in more athletes.  Unfortunately when we move to indoor training in the middle of the autumn our physical facility capacity is reduced and we are unable to increase as fast as in the summer.  We are doing everything we can to give everyone a chance to try athletics as soon as possible.

 

How do I join if I'm an older athlete?

For adults and young athletes over 15, interested in track and field, come along on a Tuesday evening in the summer, when most coaches will be around, and ask for advice but please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. first to make sure there will be someone to help you giving some detail of your background in athletics, if any, and interests. You may find it helpful to come along to an induction evening and will be very welcome.

For athletes interested in road or cross-country running, come along to a Tuesday night training session (summer or winter), join in and see if you like it.

 

Can I just come along and try out road running?

We have a big mixed ability group of all ages from 16 to 78 which goes out on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesday is probably the best day to start. Just turn up and see if you like it. We're very happy for you to come along two or three times completely free. Most people enjoy it and many have been coming along for years. It's a big friendly group, trying to improve, or minimise decline. You'll be made very welcome. Look at the Run Cambridge link and the road running pages to find out more.

 

What provison do you have for athletes with disabilities?

The club is open to anyone who wishes to participate in athletics and athletes with disabilities are most welcome.  Over the years C&C have initiated the careers of international Paralympic and Special Olympics athletes.

Where possible athletes with disabilities train with the main event squads or young athletes training groups, but there may be some circumstances where this is not always possible e.g. wheelchair racing or where athletes have severe learning difficulties.

In these circumstances the club will make special arrangements with coaches whenever possible, but there may be a minority of situations where we recommend a more suitable alternative.

The facilities used by C&C are all accessible for wheelchair users and athletes with other disabilities.

 

 

How much are subscriptions?

The annual individual subscription is very reasonable:
Unwaged athlete £45 plus £13 to register with England Athleitcs
Waged athlete £55 plus £13 to register with England Athletics
Associate £6

C&C members are eligible for a reduced fee for a University track user card*.
*Members can use the track completely free of charge for sessions booked by the club. To use the track at any other time, when it is not booked by another user, a track card is available from the University for £27 per year. (The fee for the general public is £80 per year)

We have family membership for families with three or more active members.

 

What athletic events do you cater for?

We cover all events in track and field, cross-country, road running and have a small group of fell runners.

 

What happens at an induction evening?

At induction evenings, there is a presentation to parents/carers and young athletes. The athletes have an opportunity to try out some activities and to see what our existing young members are doing. Athletes should wear loose clothing and trainers. The meetings are informal and there is plenty of time for questions. They are held regularly, usually on Monday evenings at 7.00, at the University track.

 

Can I have a trial to see if I like it?

You can come along on a trial basis for three weeks to decide whether you want to join and there are many people who can help you decide what to get involved in! But note, young athletes must attend an induction evening first.

 

Do you offer anything for youngsters in school years 5 and below?

Young athletes have different levels of physical and mental maturity from older athletes and their needs are different. We are keen to provide support appropriate to the needs of all young people. A number of Community Clubs, originally set up by C&C but now run independently, are available to provide for youngsters in years 5 and below. The clubs are aimed at youngsters in school years 3 to 6 inclusive. (Year 6 children are also eligible to join C&C as full members if they wish.) Please get in touch with the named person for the Community Club which suits you best.

 

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