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Poole Athletics Club

Ashdown Centre, Ad Astra Rd
Canford Heath
BH17 8PY

Poole Athletic Club is offers a wide range of running and athletic activities for all ages and abilities from 8 to 70+. Poole AC is a progressive Club and is the first Club in Dorset to receive the Sport England ClubMark award for the quality of its coaching and backup. Poole AC is one the oldest clubs within Dorset and we are also one of the largest running clubs in Dorset with over 300 active members within the Club. Our coaches are CRB checked and all are experienced and qualified with UK Athletics, meaning that we are able to offer structured training which members from other clubs come to take advantage of. We also compete in a number of race leagues. Our Road Running group meets twice a week at the Ashdown Leisure Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we particularly welcome “beginners” and those looking for their first club.

Your questions answered!

Where can I find you?

On Tuesdays and Thursdays we meet at the Ashdown Leisure Centre on Canford Heath from 7pm

What training do you do?

We always run in groups with similar abilities in each – and each group has a qualified coach – nobody gets left behind! For more advanced/experienced runners we also offer speed work on the athletics track.

Can I turn up or do I have to join first?

Just turn up and see if you like it – there is no charge to try us out.

I am only looking to train for the Virgin London Marathon, how will I find others to train with?

We always have a number of runners in the Marathon of various abilities from 2:30hrs to 5hrs+