- Last Updated: 15 November 2014 15 November 2014
Welcome to the "on-line home" of Crawley Athletic Club for members & anyone who trains with us, helps us or takes part in our events - "promoting athletics and social fellowship" being our aim!
Anyone over the age of 10 is welcome to join (to train with us you must be a member of Crawley AC).
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When? Monday and Wednesday at 7pm. Training fees for junior athletes are £2, Seniors £3
Where? K2 Crawley. Click here for a map
Crawley AC training sessions at K2; fee for non-members is £4, after one month you must be a member.
Serving local sportspeople of all ages for more than 50 years, run entirely by volunteers
- Last Updated: 20 December 2014 20 December 2014
There was a fantastic turn-out of Crawley AC Runners for the Tilgate parkrun held on the 20th December.
Although Crawley athletes filled the first four places, the objective was very much for the runners to have a good social run which, for many of the older members, was followed by tea/coffee/breakfast at the nearby Tilgate Golf Club.
Making a welcome appearance was Olympian 5000m runner Tim Hutchings (extreme left in the photo above).
- Last Updated: 14 December 2014 14 December 2014
Congratulations to Crawley AC's (and Centurion) ultra-runner Paul Navesey.
A week after finishing fifth in the Sussex Cross Country League, Navesey clocked 3:05:37 at Profeet Fulham to beat the existing mark of Stephen Courtney 3:09:08 (RSA) set in 2010.
- Last Updated: 10 December 2014 10 December 2014
Crawley AC's leading U17 hammer thrower Munroe Ritchie has just received news that UK Athletics recognises his outstanding hammer throwing and offered him a place on their prestigious Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) Programme in 2015.
This is a great achievement as only athletes who their National Governing Body, in this case UK Athletics, feel have demonstrated potential to perform at the highest level are selected for the programme. Ritchie has been ranked No. 2 in the UK at hammer throwing for the last three years and won medals at national competitions.
Ritchie said: “I was really pleased when I got the letter at the weekend. I’ve trained hard with my coach to get to a high standard in my throwing. I will enjoy this course and it will help me move up to being an U20 athlete.”
Ritchie will join other elite young athletes aged 16-18 going to regional centres across the UK studying for this National Vocational Qualification in sporting excellence. He will attend workshops at St Mary’s University, Twickenham during 2015 to develop a broad range of competencies, transferable skills and sporting qualifications.
On hearing the news his Coach Karl Lasis said: “Munroe is a technically capable and highly motivated young athlete of enormous potential. His training has been carefully structured to enable him to graduate to the highest level of senior competition, while allowing for the natural processes of growth and maturing to occur.”
- Last Updated: 07 December 2014 07 December 2014
Sunny, but cold conditions awaited the runners at the third Sussex League Cross Country fixture of the season held on the challenging, hilly course at Lancing Manor.
Paul Navesey had an excellent run to finish fifth in the Senior Men's event, and not far behind, in 9th, was leading M40 athlete Neil Smith. With athletes missing due to injury the team were fourth and lie fifth overall in a very tightly contested Division 1.
For the ladies, Crawley's leading runner was once again an U17 athlete and this time it was 800m runner Jo Boxall who finished in 26th place. The ladies finished in second place in Division 2 and are second overall with one fixture remaining.
It was youngsters to the fore as once again Jade Dancaster, with second place in the U15Girls, was Crawley's highest placed runner. With his best run of the winter Tom Thayre finished an excellent fourth in the U15Boys event. In the non-scoring U11 race Dylan Hanslow was second boy and Alicia Macleod second girl.