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Welcome to the City of York Athletic Club Website

City of York AC is a local grassroots Athletic Club catering for beginner and elite athletes, newcomers and veterans alike. We offer quality and friendly coaching in a supportive environment providing opportunities for all participants to try all track and field events as well as road, cross country, trail and fell running. We have an established disability athletes group and run weekly athletics training sessions in York to cater for all ages from 5 for all levels of ability.

Wednesday 13th December
The U15 and U11 groups are in the Sports Hall at 6pm. Entry to is via Reception and register in the Hall. Please Use the track toilets first and take clean trainers. At 6.50 some U15’s may go outside if the weather is suitable, so take spikes. Under 11’s finish at 7pm. If the hall is available until 7.30, some U14 will be able to stay in there and do Sportshall Athletics relays.

West Yorkshire X-Country – Medals lead a massive team effort!

Angus McMillan (number 58), was crowned West Yorkshire Cross Country League under 20 men’s champion after victory in the final round at Keighley. Although the league does not award an overall men’s title, instead listing champions in age groups, McMillan would have comfortably taken that honours well.

Finnian Hutchinson (number 44), also took the 15 boys’ championship.

In addition there were team medals and great performances across many of the age groups! Well done to all athletes and helpers for making this a fantastic series. See the associated news report for details of the other successes.


New Year Relay

An informal cross country relay at the Racecourse on Saturday 30th December. Suitable for all standard whether a family team, runners just aiming to get round or good standard runners having a fast run before the Yorkshire Cross Country. Also a Primary School Age run. Further information is available here while last years results are available here.

Christmas & New Year Training

A huge thank you to Avril, Sarah and the rest of the team at University of York for providing the junior members of the club with an indoor training – totally free of charge! Very generous and a massive help to the club and our young athletes. The training schedule is available here.

The Committee, Coaches and Officials of COYAC send their best wishes for a restful Christmas and a successful New Year to all of our members and their families.

Club News

Club news will be updated regularly and is available via the links on the homepage. Additional news, reports and photos are available on our facebook page.
– Club Chairman’s Update: Click on this LINK to read an update from Paul Baxter.
Club rankings are updated regularly and can be found under Our Club – Records & Rankings page. Please note there is a separate Indoor & Outdoor list.

Autumn Road and Cross Country Competition

If you would like to run in this autumn’s northern and national relays at either road or cross country or would like to take part in the West Yorkshire Cross Country League then please can seniors contact Michael Raynes on mike.raynes1@gmail.com, with juniors contacting Garry Dickinson on gdpestcontrol@talktalk.net. A list of the dates for all road and cross country events can be found under the ‘Teams & Fixtures’ and the Endurance Running section of this website.

North Yorkshire Athletics Competition (Indoor)

The competition is on Sunday 17th December 2017. The entry which includes details of the event can be downloaded here.

DEAFinitely-Inclusive-Branding-ClubCity of York Athletics Club is a Deaf Inclusive Club with the coaches of the disability group both attending the Sport Coach UK Effective Communication for deaf people in sport. As well as the Club Development Officer who helps and supports most of the other training sessions

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