Clane AC - Adult Running Club
Where beginners get strong, and the strong become champions!
Adult club training
Clane AC is run entirely by volunteers
Yes, its true!
Clane Athletic club is a completely volunteer based organisation.
All our juvenile coaches, running club leaders, administration staff, committee members and other club helpers comprise of local residents from around the area of Clane. Some have experience, others are just learning as they go. They have same common goal of passing on the love of athletics and personal fitness to the next generation.
They happily offer up their free time, at no financial gain whatsoever, to train both the children and adults, while also covering all our administration roles and other club duties.
Your membership fee goes towards maintenance of our track facility, winter lighting, upkeep and replacement of club equipment, and the administrative expenses that are required for general running of the club. Your fee is a valuable contribution towards this wonderful facility within your local community and plus it is also helping to secure the future of Irish Athletics
Why join Clane AC Adult Running Club?
*Achieve your goals within a club structure, while enjoying a sense of camaraderie in a fun, sociable environment.
*Access to our social messaging group for arranging runs, getting training updates and other relevant information.
*Be part of a large, dedicated, well established, local 'Fit4Life' group with access to ‘tried and tested’ training plans all year round.
*Benefit from help & experience from our ‘seasoned’ members.
*Use of the club track at the designated open club training times.
*Proudly represent your club and community in the now well recognised "Orange & Black" adult Clane AC colours at nationwide organised walking events, road races & fun runs.
*Annual Membership includes Athletics Ireland Insurance cover and eligibility to enter all Athletics Ireland events throughout the country.
(Please note: Athletics Ireland memberships runs from 1st January to 31st December, regardless of what date you register)
*Athletics Ireland members can also benefit from discounted registration rates at Athletics Ireland approved running events using their membership number.
For example: The Great Ireland Run offered €10 off their entry fee, The RocknRoll Half Marathon Athletics Ireland championships in Dublin offer €15 off their half marathon fee.
*Flexible training options. i.e Members are free to join in on as many or as few sessions as they like, to suit their life schedules. (However, if you are part of a dedicated training programme such as the C25K, it is expected that you complete your scheduled training given to you weekly by your leader, in your own time, otherwise, you will fall behind.)
*New Adult members receive a complimentary Clane AC Hi-Vis jacket.
How do you join the Adult Running Club?
Please go to our dedicated membership page for all information on how to join the adult running club :
Membership 2023 - Clane Athletic Club (claneac.ie)
Running for COMPLETE BEGINNERS
Please don't try to use the formal online registration with Athletics Ireland if you are a beginner runner and want to join the Couch to 5km group.
The Couch to 5km 7 week membership is not an Athletics Ireland full annual membership. Only use the special link to register for the C25K.
It is a short term, 7 week membership and is dealt with separately from the main Clane AC Athletics Ireland annual membership.
Beginner adult runners must come through our Couch to 5km programme.
This is a 7 weeks dedicated leader led programme held in January and is independent of the annual Clane AC Athletics Ireland membership.
Interested C25K participants must register with us in person at our designated registration evenings held in late December/early January.
This programme takes place in early January and finishes in mid-February.
We run ONE Couch to 5km programme a year.
We cannot cater for complete beginner runners after mid-February as our leaders will be moving on with the group to other training programmes.
*Full Clane AC Membership runs from January 1st - 31st December, regardless of what date you register. This is governed by Athletic Irelands membership criteria, not the club *
Clane AC encourage its members to participate in weekly parkrun events, which take place all over Ireland.
Clane AC caters for adults of all ages
So come along and join us!
“Clane Athletic Club...be part of it!!!”