Athletics Club

Why Join Us?

1) Get fitter with friends

2) Compete nationally

3) Social atmosphere

What do we do?

BU Athletics offers three different opportunities to get involved:

1) Performance athletes

2) Development athletes

3) Club member.

A performance athlete is able to compete for the university in any event.

A development athlete may not be able to compete at BUCs but may at other events, we look for the development athletes to move into the performance category during the year.

Club members are unable to compete but still have access to all of the sessions an coaching and still potentially able to run for us depending on individual enthusiasm.

Performance and development athletes will be able to engage themselves in Bournemouth Athletics Club in Kings Park for training session every Tuesday and Thursday. Here you will be able to meet qualified coaches to help you achieve your goals for future events.

BU integrates with BAC, this is where most of our coaching comes from, this means that week sessions will vary depending on group meeting times.

Performance athletes will get the opportunity to compete at BUCS at cross country, indoor and outdoor meets.

The BUCS standards must be achieved in order to compete, which normally requires experience in the chosen event over the last two years.

We may also only submit and athlete if we think they are of a good standard. All members will also have a Saturday session at which is TBC confirmed available to them.


Key Events

BUCS events:

BUCS National Indoors (Feb)
BUCS Cross Country Championships (Feb)
BUCS 10k Championships (Apr)
BUCS National Outdoors (May)

Other events:
Bournemouth/Poole Parkrun (Weekly Sat)
Bournemouth Festival (Oct)
Cardiff indoor Open (Jan)
John Rumbold Memorial Bournemouth Open (Apr)
Freshers Fair (September 22nd 2018), Activities Awards (April 2nd 2019)

When and Where?

Talbot Campus

Meet the Committee

President:  David Clark

Communications:  Lucy Daniel

Treasurer:  Joseph Thurgood

Health & Safety:  Alex Dytham

Equipment & Events:  Edward Frain