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If you are looking to enrich your university experience to the fullest look no further than the Athletics Club. We are a club that accepts people of all experience, background and confidence. As much as we strive for success in competition we also work on maintaining and building the strong family values for our new and returning members. This consists of a healthy balance of training, competition and socials  


Our main training schedule for the whole club takes place on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. Sessions are held at the Temeraire track from 7-8pm (if you are a track athlete), or organised runs or hill climbing sessions will take place via our facebook page. 

Due to our close links, all our field athletes have coached sessions with the City of Portsmouth Athletics club at the Mountbatten centre.


Who can join?

We pride ourselves in the fact that anyone is welcome to join, no matter what your ability is.  There are no requirements, expectations or trials, simply join in for a session. We have a short and long distance track team alongside a cross country team. The track events take place over the year with highlights of weekends away to the indoor and outdoors British University Championships (BUCS) and the Southern England Student Sports (SESSA) indoors and outdoor competitions. On top of this there are also opportunities to compete with us at local open events.

The Cross Country team currently compete in the top division of the Hampshire Cross Country League with five races over the course of a yearly season. This team also enjoy a highlight of the annual BUCS Cross Country weekend away.


Our membership is competitively priced for an AU club at £65 for the year. This gets you four training sessions a week (track x2, strength and condition x1 and yoga x1), as well as entry and transport to most competitions. 


Monday: Strength and conditioning. This is a one hour session designed to increase whole body strength, with a short session ran by Vice-President Filipino Dabinski. 5-6pm meeting at Southsea Community Centre.

Tuesday and Thursday 7pm, This is dependent on your running/field group. Sprints will now be at TEMERAIRE track along with Middle and Long distance. Otherwise you may join one of our Beginner, intermediate or advanced group participating in hill sessions or running routes around Portsmouth!

Saturday - Parkrun day and race day! The club will have many competitions throughout the year, and the Southsea parkrun takes place every week which is free and open to everyone

Sunday - Yoga. This focuses on core strength and body control as well as flexibility  

Competitions - We have loads of competitions and events throughout the year. Ranging from track and field meets, relays for the whole club to participate and many Cross Country events including the Hampshire league and BUCS.

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Athletics Club Committee Members

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Filip Dabinski

Vice President/Secretary
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Abigail Campbell

Social Sec
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Karl-erik Laid

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Benjamin Crompton-allison

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Sarah Hall

Cross Country Captain
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Kenneth Muhumuza

Sprint Captain
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Leia Bateman

RAG Secretary
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Daniel Slayford

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Philip Samuel

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Katie Barney

Track Captain

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