Welcome to Retford Athletic Club and thank you for checking out our website. This site has been developed to provide a general introduction to our club for anybody who is interested in athletics and running and is considering joining our club. It also provides ‘first point’ information for existing club members.
We have two Facebook pages for keeping people up to date with the latest news. An open site which anybody can access and a ‘closed’ junior site just for junior members and their parents.
The Club is happy to welcome new members of all abilities across the junior and senior sections. We also always need volunteers to help run the club and to train as coaches.
WHAT WE DO
From its humble beginnings the club now boasts road, cross country and fell running sections in the senior cohort and track and field, cross country and sportshall opportunities for the juniors.
We provide qualified coaches for all training groups and we provide athletic facilities and equipment for all disciplines except Hammer and Pole Vault.
Retford Half Marathon
We are pelased to announce that the Retford Half Marathon will return in 2022. The date is confirmed as Sunday 6th March 2022 and entries are now open. Follow this link to register:
Covid-19 — Update 1st September 2021
Our club is fully open although we are taking precautions in line with Government guidance to ensure that we are compliant with all Government and England Athletics requirements in relation to Covid 19. We ask all athletes and members to abide by these conditions and to take personal responsibility for themselves and for others during their time with us.
The Junior Section, 7-18 is currently at full capacity but we do have a waiting list and should be able to offer places to some age groups very shortly. Please contact Gary Longden at the email address below if you wish to join the waiting list: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Senior Section has unlimited recruitment opportunities.
Please see the Membership section of this website for more information about joining.
how to find us
Visit us on club nights - Monday and Thursday 18.30
contact the club Chair, Membership Secretary or Junior secretary by following the links below
Oaklands Playing Field,
Monday & Thursday 18.30
Chairman: Gary Longden
Membership Secretary: Paul Geldeart
Junior Secretary: Bobbie Taylor