A warm welcome to the CAAC website. You should find everything you need to know about the club just here. From how to join, to where we train and much more. If by any chance you can't find what you are looking for just get in touch!
To help the club develop further we are keen to engage with more volunteers from both within the club and indeed the wider community. Please note no athletics knowledge is needed for most of the roles and full support and training will be provided. In particular we are looking for further help with communications and … Continue reading DO YOU HAVE A MINUTE……
You can read the CAAC Attack online or download it here.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 we weren’t able to host our AGM as normal last year. However, all club members and family are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 21st April 2021 on Zoom commencing at 7.00pm. Please confirm if you will be attending the virtual meeting by completing the form at this … Continue reading Wednesday 21st April 2021, 7pm
We are delighted to say we have two competitions available. Granted they are small, but they will be a great way to ease back into competing or even take part in your first event. Of course we will have guidance to follow (further info to follow) and for some there are also age limits and … Continue reading COMPETITION TIME!
Happy International Women's Day to all the amazing women at Corstorphine AAC - athletes, coaches and volunteers!
Dear Member/Parent When starting the post in April no one could have foreseen the problems Covid was going to cause, however I would just like to update you on the progress to date. Please note the progress has been thanks to many contributors within CAAC, so many thanks to all. Policies & Procedures. These are … Continue reading UPDATE FOR CAAC MEMBERS AND PARENTS
We have been working hard at getting all the Juniors back to training two sessions per week. However, considering the number of members we have, balanced against our coaching resource, the numbers guidance we have to follow, and the fact we are having to share Saughton each night means we are very close to the … Continue reading
CAAC Seniors returned to training on Tuesday the 1st of September. You can only come to training if you have read the guidance AND completed the acknowledgement form. Guidance Acknowldegement You MUST complete the acknowledgment before you can come to training. We will meet in the car park in Saughton Park at 7pm. We will … Continue reading CAAC Seniors Training
Training: In line with the new guidance we should be able to increase the numbers at training - although it is nowhere near pre lockdown levels. The club's exit strategy has been updated and viewable here please take a moment to read this and follow the links to the revised guidance.T&F and Cross Country Friendly with Harmeny: Although again they will be different we … Continue reading CLUB UPDATE
We are delighted to announce training will resume at Saughton on Aug 11th. Mails are being sent to our members with further info, so please check your inbox and spam folder. Update Monday 3rd - the links in the original mail have now been deleted by SA and replaced with this: Athlete Guidance View the return to training plan here. Please … Continue reading Return to training
Many of you will have heard the tragic news regarding James Harrison. James was involved in an accident while cycling to work on Thursday and did not survive his injuries. James was a massive influence on our club in recent times as an athlete, team manager, official , committee member, role model, teammate and friend. … Continue reading AGM Postponed
My name is Harry Baird and I stay in Stenhousemuir near Falkirk. I am married to Beth who is a Health Visitor, we have two kids, Emily 26 and Fraser 24, well we still call them our kids! I got involved with athletics fourteen years ago when Fraser joined Falkirk Vic’s. I joined their committee … Continue reading Meet Harry our new Club Development Officer
Dear CAAC members. As our training is currently suspended we have taken the decision to suspend training fees. Please cancel your standing order with immediate effect, we have no control over cancelling standing orders - so your attention to this matter would be appreciated. We will not be issuing refunds where standing orders are continued to be paid … Continue reading Cancel your standing orders!
In light of recent developments we are cancelling club training nights until the position becomes clearer. Accordingly there will be no club training tonight. Please look out for further information here or on Facebook and Twitter.The updated advise from Scottish Athletics recommends "that all formal club/group training sessions be cancelled for the time being but … Continue reading Coronavirus Announcement
Unfortunately tomorrow’s talk is cancelled due to illness. We’re delighted that former Olympian Freya Ross has offered to do a talk to club members at 7pm on evening of 11 March about race prep, training, diet and have a bit of a Q&A. The talk will last around an hour. It will take place at … Continue reading Freya Ross talk postponed!
Well done to all Corstorphine athletes competing in last week's Scottish Schools Athletic Association Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Glasgow Emirates. Georgia won O16G 1500m gold and 800m bronze – both with new indoor PBs. There were also new indoor PB’s: 1500m - David (O16B - 9th in final) & Olivia (U16G – … Continue reading CAAC continues to impress indoors
Congratulations to the Corstorphine men’s team of Moray Anderson, Ally Brockie, Malcolm Laing & Tom Ferrington who won silver in the 40/45 category at this weekend’s Lindsay's Scottish Athletics National Masters XC Championships at Johnstone.
My Dad, Fred Norwood, joined Corstorphine Athletics Club with me in January 1987, just after my 9th birthday. He would admit that he was never an outstanding runner himself, either in his prime for Queens University (Fred is the dashing young man third from the right in the second row) or for CAAC in his 50s, … Continue reading Fred Norwood
Please share & help spread the word about this fantastic opportunity. Closing Date: 21st February 2020 https://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/vacancy/club-admin-development-officer-corstorphine-aac/
CAAC has been awarded £17,000 of National Lottery cash over the next four years thanks to sportscotland’s Direct Club Investment funding programme. CAAC will use the funding to employ a ‘Club Together Officer’ who will help improve our policies and procedures. This will help build sustainability in coaches, membership and partnerships. The role will also … Continue reading CAAC awarded lottery funding for Club Together Officer
It has been an amazing couple of weekends for CAAC. At Livingston CAAC performed well at the final race of the East District Cross Country League. Highlights include: Georgia (pictured with Katherine) Gold🥇U17W; David Silver 🥈 U17M and our Masters men’s team who won League gold 🥇for the third year in succession 🍾 Well done … Continue reading CAAC continues to excel
Some fantastic runs by members of CAAC at Saturday’s Inter District Cross Country Championships in exceedingly tough conditions at King’s Park in Stirling. Highlights include a superb senior men’s individual silver 🥈medal for Tom Martyn who finished the 8km race a mere second behind the winner Sean Chalmers (Scotland North/Inverness Harriers). Tom and 7th placed … Continue reading CAAC excels at Inter District XC Championships
In the first big event of the year Georgia Ledingham won U20 bronze🥉in the Scottish Indoor 3000m Champs with a new PB (10m 02). Big PBs also for Anthony Addison (8m 36), David Addison (8m 51), Emma Johnson (10m 48) and Stuart Livingston (8m 59). Well done all! 👏
Saturday 21 December 9am. There is just over 1 week until the annual running of the CAAC down'N'UP. At its core a festive social hurrah to the year, but also a fierce battle with conditions, friends, foes and sometimes hangovers.. If you haven't done it before, we will be meeting at the top of Kaimes … Continue reading CAAC Down ‘n’ Up
Congratulations to all Corstorphine Athletics Club runners at today’s #LindsaysXC Scottish Athletics East District XC Championships, Piperdam. Here are just some of the brilliant CAAC highlights: Senior Men (pictured) Team GOLD 🥇: Ewan Brown (4th), Tom Martyn (5th), Calum McKenzie (6th), Dougie Selman (8th), James Dunn (12th) & James Harrison (32nd) - 36pts ahead of … Continue reading Corstorphine storm the East District XC at Piperdam
Well done Georgia (7th), Mhairi (17th), Emma (31st) & Katherine (36th), U17 Women silver medallists in the Scottish Athletics #LindsaysXC Short Course at Kirkcaldy.
We welcomed Dave Hall back into the Scottish hills today, and having lived at altitude for the last 3 months and then supplemented that with a shot of adrenalin before leaving the house (read car batteries flat and running late). He charged off up to the Tinto summit with a fair lead over Tom then … Continue reading Tinto Hill Race
We first ran Murieston Trail Race ten years ago to coincide with Livingston Cricket Club Gala Day. It was fitting that today, on its tenth anniversary, we ran it on the same day as the gala for a second time. Congratulations to all the prize winners. The women's race was won by Catherine Ferry (Edinburgh … Continue reading The CAAC Murieston 6K
The final match of the 2019 season took place yesterday in familiar surroundings, at Grangemouth, as 2 of the previous 3 had. Corstorphine sat 6th in the table, leading Falkirk and Victoria Park by 8 points to 6 and 6 points with the bottom two to be relegated from the 8 team top division. Whilst that … Continue reading Scottish Athletics League Match 4
A hot and sunny day for this year's edition of Baddinsgill. As the race organiser reported the heat was brutal, but it was as wet and boggy as always! Zoe Harding took 3 minutes off the women's course record in a time of 1:46:36. Well done to all who took part. The results can be … Continue reading CAAC Baddinsgill Hill Race
Huge congratulations to Georgia Ledingham for setting a new U17W 1500m Steeplechase record of 4:55:32 and putting in the Championships Best Performance at the Scottish U17 national championships. Georgia took a massive 25:88 seconds off her time at this event last year. Mhairi Arnott achieved a brilliant bronze medal in the same race in 5:55:79. … Continue reading Georgia sets new Scottish record
Congratulations to Jules Barrable and Nicola Ross on winning the CAAC Short Hill Race Championship event last night at Caerketton. The men's was a closely contested battle with Finlay Ross, Jules and myself over the summit in close order. Jules descended well to win clearly. The woman's race was also closely contested with Nicola and … Continue reading CAAC Short Hill Race Championships
Nick, Susan, Gillian, Alan T and mysef (Dean) headed over to Harris to take part in the inaugural event of the Marathon Hebrides. Weather didn’t bode well on the crossing on friday a pretty rough crossing from Uig on Skye to Tarbet on Harris. It was a pretty wet registration at the Talla na Mara … Continue reading Hebrides Marathon
You've done the CAAC 5 in June now it's time to hit the trails! Join us on Saturday the 7th of September at 11am at Livingston Cricket Club, Murieston the address can be found here. The inaugural Murieston 6K Trail Race took place on Saturday 10th September 2011. It was originally organised jointly by Corstorphine Athletics Club … Continue reading The CAAC Murieston 6K Trail Race
The 3rd and penultimate match of the 2019 Scottish Men’s League got underway at a hot and humid track in Aberdeen. Once again this year the club laid on a coach for the long-haul journey north to our furthest match, but holidays and injuries resulted in a squad of only 9 athletes and 3 officials … Continue reading Scottish Athletics League Match 3
The Northumberland Coastal Run has been an annual event for me the last 6 years. It’s an amazing run along some of the most beautiful beaches in the English border country. This year I was injured and away on holiday so missed out on one of my favourite runs. Still there were plenty of CAACers … Continue reading Northumberland Coastal Run 2019
And before you know it, it’s all over. The legs are tired and not that willing anymore, but somehow you get yourself to that last race to get it all over and done with! Five races in 5 days is trying no doubt and finishing it gives you great sense of achievement. Well done CAAC … Continue reading Tour of Fife the final day
If memory serves me right the fourth day is the hardest. Your legs are tired, your spirits low and unless you have Capt’n Al nobody who manically bounces around to get you going! Your attitude tends to be ‘right let’s get this over and done with’. Then once you get going and you’ve turned back … Continue reading Tour of Fife day 4
Then there is the mile. An ‘easy’ one to rest the legs after an evening on the beach and one in the hills. It would be easy weren’t it for the fact that you’ve been up and down a big hill and your legs are tired. Added to that you are now also firmly obsessing … Continue reading Tour of Fife Day 3