Joining

How to join

Please note, athletes who will be aged 14 or under on 31st August in the current calendar year must come to an induction meeting before joining the club. Details are set out in 'What to do first' below.

Please read through the explanations below. Once you've decided to join, CLICK HERE to go to our membership pages. You can pay by credit or debit card.
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Full membership is open to adults or young people aged at least 10, and over 11 on 31st August in the year of competition, i.e. young athletes should be in year 6 or above. Our members range in age from 10 to over 80 and everything in between.
We have three levels of membership:
  • Waged applies to any competitive athlete who is in paid work
  • Unwaged applies to any competitive athlete not in paid work - this applies to young athletes, students, full-time carers, pensioners and anyone out of work
  • Associate applies to anyone who would like to be associated with the club but doesn't wish to train or compete
We also have family memberships and we discount the subscription for higher education and further education students who are living away from Cambridge.

All our memberships are 'rolling'.  They are renewable on the anniversary of the date of joining.
 
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!

What to do first

If you will be aged 14 or under on 31st August in the current calendar year, you must come to an induction evening, along with a parent or guardian, before joining the club. Induction evenings are held regularly in the summer and less frequently in the winter. They give a full introduction to the club and show you the kinds of things you will be doing, including an opportunity to try out some events for the young athletes.

 

The induction evenings are currently full. We have a waiting list and we will give all interested young people an opportunity to try athletics as soon as we can. If you would like to join the list, please send a note including the athletes name, age and school year toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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. They should wear loose clothing and trainers. The meetings are informal and there is plenty of time for questions. The notes which will be used at the meeting are here

 

For adults and young athletes who will be aged 15 or over on 31st August of the current calendar year, interested in track and field, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make sure there will be someone to help you.  You are welcome to come along on a Tuesday evening in the summer, when most coaches will be around, and ask for advice but we can't guarantee there will be anyone free unless you check first. 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.

What if I’m new to athletics?

The club welcomes athletes of all abilities and we’ll try to find a group that meets your needs. Check out the options below and if none describes your position, even approximately, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are 14 or under go along to an induction evening (as outlined above) at the University Track in the summer and at Chesterton Sports Centre in the winter.
If you are adult, or a young athlete over 15, and interested in track and field, speak to the relevant coach or come along on a Tuesday evening in the summer, when most coaches will be around, and ask for advice. It will be possible to fit you in to a training group appropriate for your needs. You may find it helpful to attend one of the induction evenings.

If you are interested in road running or general endurance events for fitness and competition, come along to the University Track on a Tuesday evening at 6.30 (winter or summer) and introduce yourself to the coach for that session.

We also have a group for complete beginners to running who are over 15. You don't have to have run at all before and you can be any standard. Details are on the running for beginners page.

What if I’m experienced?

Come along on the relevant evening and talk to one of the coaches. Please check there is someone available by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you’re interested in coaching or becoming a track or field judge….. we’d be delighted to explain how to do that. We will subsidise the cost of training courses. Please turn up and enquire or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Subscriptions

The annual individual subscription, which includes the England Athletics registration fee, is very reasonable:
  • Unwaged athlete £59
  • Waged athlete £69
  • Associate £6
  • For higher education students who are living away from Cambridge the unwaged subscription is reduced to £39
  • 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 which means the C&C annual subscription plus the track user card is virtually the same price as the track user card alone for non-C&C members.)
 
We have family membership for families with three or more active members.

You can buy a vest for £16. This is essential for competing for the club and is a requirement for new members. If you already have a vest in the family - maybe passed on from a brother or sister - it isn't necessary to buy one when you join.

 

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News

  • English Schools 2017 +

    Congratulations to our English Schools medallists. Thomas Keen (U17M 3000m), Julia Paternain (U20W 3000m) and Adelaide Omitowoju (U17W Triplejump) all took gold, and Stephanie Browne took silver in U15Girls Hammer. Unlucky Jordan Wood was 4th in the U20Mens steeplechase.

    C&C had 16 competitors in the Cambridgeshire team and one in the Bedfordshire team.

  • Scottish U20W 60m Hurdles champion +

    Finlay Marriott was a clear winner of the Scottish Under 20 Womens Indoor 60m Hurdles Championship at the Emirates Arena on 11th February with a time of 8.90 secs.

  • Special General Meeting +

    There will be a Special General Meeting of the Club on Tuesday 21 February 2017, at 8:15pm at  the University Track.  The meeting is being held to consider approval to convert C&C into a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.  Further details can be found on the link below. https://www.dropbox.com/s/a8ehab9yxpnuldy/170118specialmeetingnotice.docx?dl=0

    Because of the quorum requirements please make every effort

  • Superb County XC results +

    Magnificent results from the County Cross-country Championships.  C&C destroyed the competition.  Congratulations to all athletes and coaches.  For full results click here and for a match report click here 

  • Christmas Party +

    This year's C&C Christmas Party will be held at Anglia Ruskin University on Friday 2nd December, 7.30 - midnight. There will be a Ceilidh band and a buffet. Open to all C&C members and their guests. Over 18s only. To buy a ticket  click here

  • U15 boys win National Road Relays +

    Brilliant result from the under 15 boys in the National Road Relays.  National champions!  Other teams did well too.  Full results are here 

  • Barry Wallman +

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Barry from a major heart attack.  Barry's funeral will take place on Thursday, 16 June at 12 noon at Linton Parish Church and the burial at Little Abington church cemetery.  A number of tributes to Barry have been posted - Read them here

     

  • English Cross country champs 2016 +

    A brilliant 2nd team place for the U17 men (Ashley, Rob, Ollie and Jordan), and 3rd team for the U17 Women (Julia, Belinda, Alice and Evie). The U13B were 7th team.

    Best finish of the day was 5th for David Dow (U15B). The womens team was 11th of 84 teams with Vikki Knight 19th of 700.

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Important Notices

Special General Meeting of the Club on Tuesday 21 February 2017, at 8:15pm

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The track and field results and 2015 ranking lists are on the T&F results page and are updated weekly when possible.

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Latest newsletter July 2017 - Click here

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