Welcome to
Stratford-upon-Avon Athletic Club 

About us:

We are a friendly, successful and well-respected club founded in 1979, run by volunteers and based in the heart of Stratford upon Avon. We welcome all people from the age of eight upwards.

We have thriving track & field, road running, cross-country and triathlon sections. Regardless of your ability or experience, we are here to help and support you to meet your aspirations and expectations. If you just want to enjoy the benefits of training in different disciplines, would like to compete or just meet like-minded people, then click on the relevant sections for more information.

The club is committed to:

  • Promoting a supportive, family environment where people of all ages feel welcomed and are encouraged to enjoy athletics.
  • Help athletes improve their skills to meet their potential, irrespective of their ability level and provide the opportunities to compete in the different competitions the club is involved with.
  • Giving basic coaching for all in all the athletics disciplines where equipment, environment and safety allow.
  • Providing the opportunity for more gifted athletes to be coached and to compete all the way to international level.
  • Providing every member with the opportunity to participate in all forms of athletics activities to enable them to reach their potential.
  • Ensuring every member’s contribution, irrespective of ability, will be valued.
  • Encourage all members to attain a general level of fitness.
  • Achieving success for the individual athlete by monitoring personal best performances in training and in athletics competitions.
  • Providing a good social environment for all ages.
  • Meeting established standards of athletics achievement.


Congratulations to long standing Club member and Secretary, Tony Jackson who has now completed his year as Mayor of Stratford upon Avon up to 15th May 2021. 




Covid 19 – Return to track and training

Following the latest communications from the Government and England Athletics, SUAAC will soon be able to reinstate all the normal training sessions following strict protocols to protect the club members, their families and the wider community. More information follows. Obviously, this is a very difficult time but we would still encourage everyone to train and maintain their fitness as much as possible while following Public Health advice including wearing masks and social distancing.
Tuesdays Juniors track training opens. Detailed information here – More information

Wednesday night social runs can now start again, from 31st March subject to some restrictions.

  • We can meet outside the club, not inside.
  • Club facilities are not available until 17th May.
  • You MUST stick to the ‘group of six’ rule, in self-organised groups
  • Keep at least 2m apart before, during and after the run
  • Give pedestrians more than 2m space
  • To reduce congestion we will retain timings as before unless you have pre-arranged your group.
    • 1830: 3-6 miles @10 min mile pace
    • 1845: 5-8 miles @ 8.30 min mile pace
    • 1900: 10 miles @ 7 min mile pace
  • As soon as you have a group organised then leave the car park
  • Please think about where you’re going to run, and where there is restricted space (eg Tramway Bridge), please run in single file and remember to maintain 2m space around others.

Seniors track training opens. (School is closed on Monday 5th April)

Covid safeguarding instructions will be issued at the start of each meeting.


Key safeguarding points for Athletes included in above guidance:

  • Check and follow the latest UK Government guidance – see above link.
  • Bring hand sanitiser and food and hydration with you.
  • No socialising before and after the session.
  • Maintain social distancing (appropriate to the activity).
  • Check with your club, coach or leader on their policy for club, coach, or leader activity – per emails.
  • Follow the venue guidance.
  • Follow event specific guidance.
  • Follow public health guidance.
  • Take part if fit and healthy to do so.
  • Let your club, coach or leader know if you are returning to activity from a COVID-19 infection.
  • Do not take part if showing symptoms or are isolating.


Andrew Pozzi – European Indoor Championships

A major athletics championships usually has a noisy and enthusiastic British contingent cheering on the athletes. However, in the stadium in Torun that was devoid of supporters, it suddenly came to life when Andrew Pozzi lined up for the final of the 60m Hurdles and the raucous Italian athletes sitting in the stands “adopted” Andrew… [more]


New to running? Come and join our Couch to 5k starter sessions. Click the link for more info.


Quick links for races:

Open races Cotswold Hilly 100 Stratford Summer Six NTRIX Welcombe Wobbler
and Trembler
Leagues Track & Field Cross Country  Road Running  
Club races Shakespeare Races Grand Prix    
Senior triathlon Tri Grand Prix  
Juniors Stratford Junior
Aquathlon (Open)
Stratford Junior
Triathlon (Open)