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UPAC offers a variety of training for long-distance and sprint distances for all abilities, whether you have never run before, just finding your running legs or are an experienced runner our club intends to cater to you. We give our members opportunities to compete throughout the year, both on track, in cross country, and local road races. Our club has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and everyone is welcome! If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch via Facebook, Instagram or the email below!

Memberships

Standard Membership (£45): This membership enables access to track training sessions, socials, social runs and competitions.

Social Membership (£20): This membership is for those who would like to join social runs and socials, but not track sessions or competitions.

Committee Membership (£25): This membership is for committee members only.

Training

Track sessions commencing from Wednesday 5th October 2022

Wednesdays: 14:00 - 15:30 (meet at SU roof at 13:20, walk to Brickfields track at 13:30)

Fridays: 19:00 - 20:00 (meet at SU roof at 18:20, walk to Brickfields track at 18:30)

Social Runs

Tuesdays: 19:00 (meet at SU roof at 18:50)

Thursdays: 19:00 (meet at SU roof at 18:50)

Sundays: 10:00 (meet at SU roof at 09:50)

Any changes in times / social run cancellations will be updated via Instagram story and Facebook Messenger. Please click our LinkTree to follow our social media accounts for updates.

Socials

We have socials every other week in the club with varying themes throughout Fresher’s Week, as well as sober socials including bowling, mini golf and meals after training. This year specifically we want to focus on having more bigger socials with links to other clubs and drinks deals throughout Plymouth as we do enjoy a good night out as a club!!
We also have a more formal meal at Christmas where everyone attends and dresses to impress with prizes throughout (though none are serious). We pride ourselves on being an approachable and friendly club and have won most social club in the sports awards for our performances in intramural events. 

Events

We participate in Varsity against Exeter and other universities in both terms and also send a team to BUCS cross country and indoor meet annually, with the option of attending the BUCS outdoor athletics meet as well. We highly recommend attending this event as it’s a great opportunity and a fun weekend away!

More regularly, we attend the Westward cross country league monthly, and also compete in the local road races, including the Plymouth 10k and half marathon as well as the Armada 3k/5k monthly series.
This year we hope to attend more Park runs throughout Plymouth and the surrounding area! 
All events are open to everyone to enter or to come along and cheer other members on! If you don’t want to compete don’t worry we aren’t competition crazy. See our race schedule calendar attached for more information on upcoming events to enter! This will be updated as the year progresses.

Fundraising and Volunteering

Throughout the year we have the opportunity to take part in fundraisers and volunteering events. In the past we have run cake sales, charity runs, and athletics relevant tasks on the SU roof to raise money for charity. A lot of previous members of the club have entered the Plymouth Half Marathon to raise money for their own causes.

Social Media

Follow our Instagram for updates on training and events throughout the year:
Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/upathletics
Page: https://www.facebook.com/upathletics
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plymouthuni_athletics_club/
Our race event calendar / schedule for 22/23: see 'website'
 

Please send us a message on Instagram if you have any questions.

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  • Athletics Standard Membership£45.00
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  • Athletics Social Membership£20.00
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