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Membership Renewal 2024/25

Just a reminder to all existing club members that your membership expires at the end of March and new membership is due 1st April 2024.

Your membership this coming year will increase by £3 as the UKA affiliation fee has been increased to £19. The £21 which is retained by the club in order to enable events to be organised and sometimes subsidised, to pay for training and maintaining the facilities amongst other things will remain the same. At just £40 for a whole year of training, events (sporting and social) it represents good value for money – not to mention the £2 off affiliated race entry fees.

March Athletic Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening and occasionally a small group meets up on Sunday at 8:30am as well for a long run. Training is from Elm Road Sports Field, Elm Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0BH.

TRAINING

Tuesday is speedwork! Don’t be intimidated by that, basically it’s just running a little faster efforts than you usually would. The sessions vary from week to week. One group starts at 6pm and usually works on the field and another group starts at 6.30pm starting with a warm up from the club then running efforts in various locations.

Thursdays there is a warm up session starting at 6:15pm followed by group runs starting at various intervals depending on pace in order than everyone aims to finish at around the same time in order to socialise over a cup of tea regardless of their running ability/pace. The first groups go out at 6.30pm. One group follows a route of around 5 miles which has a group leader and is run at the pace of the slowest runner. Also at 6.30pm the first group running the full route (usually around 10K) leaves followed by the quicker runners at intervals of around 5 minutes.

The junior members meet on a Thursday evening but it is still possible for members to run “laps of the field” as long as they don’t impede on whatever activities the juniors may be doing.

We are not an elite club, just runners meeting to enjoy the experience. We now have a qualified UKA Coach and 5 Assistant Coaches. The Club also has 6 qualified First Aiders.

All abilities are welcomed from beginners to Marathon runners. There are changing and shower facilities at the club, and refreshments can be purchased after the run.

If you wish to run to keep fit you can, or you can take part in the many races throughout the year, including cross country. The choice is yours. Whatever you decide you will be assured of a warm welcome! So why not come along one evening and see how you get on.

If you are interested in finding out more about joining March AC please speak with our Membership Secretary, Toni Alcaraz, who will be pleased to give you any further information you require.If you’re ready to join:

  • A printable membership form is available to download here.
  • Alternatively, if you would like to complete the form on your device and then print or email, please click here to download this Microsoft Excel version instead.

Club Kit

Every Club within England Athletics has a specially designed club vest and the one for March is royal blue with a white diagonal band from right shoulder to left hip, front and back. When representing the club in races this vest must be worn or there is a chance of disqualification. In winter it can be worn over warmer clothing. Please contact a member of the committee to enquire about purchasing a club race vest.

We also have a selection of branded March AC training kit, including long and short-sleeved t-shirts, a sweatshirt and a jacket, which can be bought online from Total Clothing: www.totalclothingshop.co.uk/mac