If you are interested in joining the club, you are in the right place. This page contains information that will help you decide if Corstorphine is the club for you.
What ages does the club cater for?
We accept members from ages 8 upwards. (If your child is younger we may be able to point you in the direction of a pathway partner where they may participate in athletics then progress to CAAC at a suitable age).
Is the club suitable for me?
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, from beginners through to performance athletes. Some of our coaches have completed a Disability Inclusion workshop to ensure we can provide a pathway for those athletes with a disability.
We have multiple groups within the club covering, Development Squad (age 9 to 11), Intermediate Squad (age 11 to 13), Junior Middle Distance (age 14+) and Junior Sprints (age 14+). On the Senior side we have a Middle/Long Distance squad for beginners/intermediate and a Middle/Long Distance squad for performance athletes along with a Senior Sprints group. We are working to add other groups such as jumps and throws. Each training group is overseen by at least one UKA qualified coach.
This table can also be viewed here.
What should I expect of a club training session?
The Development and Intermediate groups focus on giving a taste of all athletics events before specialising in a preferred event, usually around age 14.
For all groups 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 i.e. “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. 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 achievements and plot for challenges new. Please see our What, Where and When section for further details.
COVID 19. In partnership with Edinburgh Leisure and scottishathletics CAAC have robust systems in place to keep our coaches, volunteers and athletes safe during sessions and at any competitions
How much does it cost to join the club?
Come and join us for a couple of sessions and see if you like it!
Once you have decided to commit the fees are:
- For those who attend training at venues such as Saughton or schools:
Junior or Student Club Training: membership £18 pa + £12 pm training fees (£13.50 per month).
Senior Club Training: membership £36 pa + £12 pm training fees =(£15 per month).
Family Club Training: membership £60 pa + £25 pm training fees =(£ 30 per month).
- For those who do not attend training and/or live further afield:
Junior or Student: membership £18 pa (£1.50 per month).
Senior Club: membership £36 pa (£3 per month).
Family: membership £60 pa (£5 per month).
Coaches and Officials: membership £36 pa (£3 per month) | non-competing is free
WHERE DO I BUY CAAC KIT?
CAAC branded kit can be bought from our handy kit shop!
Answered your questions and would like to join?
If your enquiry is about joining the club it would be really helpful if you can indicate your age, what level of experience of running you have and in case of seniors your most recent 5K/10K time. This information will help us direct your enquiry to the most suitable coach.