Athletics Club

Welcome to Cardiff University Athletics Club!

From casual social runs to national championships to socials in the SU, Cardiff University Athletics Club (CUAC) has something for you. Whether you are looking for a fun sports club, training for your next goal or want to compete at the highest level it would be great to have you along!



We organise training for every type and level of athlete. From track and field, to cross country and road racing, to jogging around Cardiff, we offer something for everyone. See our Endurance training, Field training and Sprint training pages for full details of what’s on and who to contact, and the Routes page for where to go. Our sprints, field and endurance sessions are professionally coached to provide a fun and safe environment for you to develop as an athlete. For information on use of the indoor and outdoor track at NIAC, see Facilities.




Club nights in the SU are iconic for a reason, and we’ll be there, as well as at post-race pubs, picnics and house parties - we are always conscious of our hydration levels. We have socials to suit everyone. Follow our social media for updates about what’s going on every week. 


After major races like BUCS, there's a great tradition of a post-event party with all universities. Each year we offer a club Tour in Easter to run a road race in Europe or an international track and field event. In 2022 we went to Dublin, who knows what 2023 might look like..




The club has a range of different items of kit on offer. Exclusive Pactimo competitions vests pair beautifully with our casual wear by Rhino & Copa. For full details of what’s available and how to get hold of it, see the Kit page.



From the Parkrun to Cardiff half marathon, the Gwent cross country league to BUCS cross country, track open meetings to British Championships, we have athletes competing at all levels! There is an event to train for all year around, with the highlights of Varsity and BUCS the biggest fixtures each year. For full details on what's happening and how to take part, see the Races and competitions page, and follow the club on social media for the latest updates. To see what goes on at BUCS, go to the BUCS page, and for past results and club records see Results.