If you've found this page your in luck, we've accumulated some of the most frequently asked questions and listed the answers to these here. If your still having trouble finding your answer - please use the Search feature, the Contact Us form. Or if your question is about joining the club please use the Join Us form at the bottom of the Joining Corstorphine Athletics Club page.
- What ages does the club cater for?
- Where do you meet to train?
- How much does it cost to joing the club?
- Is the club suitable for me?
- What should i expect of a club training session?
We accept members from ages 9 upwards. (If your child is younger we may be able to point you in the direction of another venue where they may participate in athletics)
Our set club training nights are Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm to 8:30pm. In the summer months we meet to train at Saughton Athletics Track. This is generally late March until mid September.
In the winter months we meet at Forrester/St.Augstine's High School sports halls. This is from mid September until late March.
Each club session costs £3 for all athletes. We also operate a monthly standing order system, this is charged at £12. The session fees are over and above an annual membership fee. There are three levels of fee; Juniors (under 16 years old) £16.00; Senior (over 16 years old) £32.00; and Family (2 Seniors & 2 Juniors) £55.00. The membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March.
We pride ourselves on being a 'family' club, and there are many mums, dads and their children training and competing on the same club nights. As such we have a very wide range of abilities and specialities. We have multiple groups within the club including Sprints, Middle/Long Distance Performance, Juniors, Junior Middle Distance, Senior Middle/Long Distance groups. Each training group is overseen by at least one UKA qualified coach.
Each session generally starts with an active warm up. Each group's warm up differs slightly but they all do so prepare for the evening's workout. Where the session is planned in advance the coach may make you aware before of any equipment required ie "We're going for a muddy trail run. Bring some shoe's with extra grip that you don't mind getting dirty!" You will then do the hard work which will last around 30-60mins in duration. Each session then ends with a short warm down. Corstorphine Athletics Club is very social so there will be time throughout the session to pick the brains of your fellow athletes and regale in the weekend's acheivements and plot for challenges new.