To be the best Athletics Club in Buckinghamshire by providing good quality Coaching and facilities for all Club Members. By catering for all ages and abilities we will build a large Community Athletics Club helping its members to fulfil their dreams and ambitions.
Vale of Aylesbury Athletic Club, established in 1893, welcomes athletes of all abilities who want to improve in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Our sessions are supported by qualified, experienced coaches who can offer individual advice on training, competing, nutrition, footwear and injury prevention.
We are affiliated to England Athletics for athletics, road and cross country running and hold Clubmark status. Clubmark is the universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. It shows the club is recognised as a safe, rewarding and fulfilling place for participants of all ages as well as helping parents and carers know that they're choosing the right club for their young people. It is based on criteria which must be supported by specific evidence based on activity programmes, duty of care and welfare and quality club management.
We are fortunate to benefit from a variety of training squads coordinated by a number of UKA qualified coaches, which include sprints, middle distance running, hurdles, jumps, throws, multi-events and road/cross country running. The majority of our squads train outdoors year round, but we do arrange for indoor facilities to accommodate our younger groups during the Winter months.
Most of our squads meet and train on both a Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium athletics track. The 8 lane, synthetic track comprises all the facilities for standard events and special facilities for disabled athletes. The facility is also floodlight which allows for year round training. We hire the facility from the Stoke Mandeville Stadium which entitles all our members to use the sport centre's changing facilities.
Our club calendar lists all upcoming competitions and events. We are a competitive athletic club and compete in various leagues throughout the year (listed below). All club members are encouraged to compete for the club as much as possible as competitions are a great way to chart progress and development in chosen events.
Track and Field:
With nearly 900 male and female athletes taking part across all age ranges, the Chiltern League is England's largest cross country competition, bringing together clubs from Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire.
The league runs five "mob matches" per winter season with two large divisions competing in the same races.