Welcome to Cornwall Athletic Club...


Throughout it's history, Cornwall Athletic Club’s (CAC) athletes, members, coaches, officials and volunteers have worked tirelessly to help make it one of the most successful clubs in the South West.


Now the ever growing membership includes all ages - Juniors (9+) up to Veterans (70+) - all abilities - able bodied and disabled athletes, from complete beginners to recreational, County, National and International level, competing in track and field disciplines plus road running, multi terrain and cross country events.

CAC was first established in January 1982, as a result of the amalgamation the Duchy of Cornwall Athletic Club and West Cornwall Athletic Club. Today it is based at the Carn Brea Leisure Centre, Pool, Redruth (view on map) where the main weekly training takes place every Tuesday evening on the athletics track, beginning at 6.30 pm (Note: Under 11's summer sessions begin at 6.00 pm). Training takes place throughout the year. In the winter the track is floodlit and a range of indoor facilities are also available.

Cornwall Athletic Club offers the full range of Track and Field events, under the supervision of  30 UK Athletics qualified coaches. There is also a strong Road Running section and in the winter Cross Country is a popular form of competition, plus the younger members also take part in the increasingly popular Sportshall athletic meetings.

Interested in joining CAC? Then please click here for further details and download a membership form, or come along on a Tuesday evening and see how we train. (Parents should please contact our Track and Field Chairman, Martin Gray in the first instance, if their child is Under 11/Primary School age [9 or older] and wishes to join - due to the ongoing popularity of this section of the club).

Recent Awards & Accolades...


Over the years Cornwall AC has enjoyed some truly outstanding achievements, thanks to the hard work of the many coaches, officials, athletes, committee members, parents and volunteers. Most recently, the club is proud to have celebrated a string of successes, including...


  • 2018 - Lifetime Dedication Award to Schools Athletics (42 years - so far!) - Mo Pearson
  • 2015 - British Ladies Marathon Championship Team Silver

  • 2015 - English Ladies Marathon Championship Team Bronze
  • 2015 - British Empire Medal for Services to Athletics in Cornwall – Alan Rowling
  • 2014 - Cornwall Grand Prix Series (Road Running) Mens and Ladies Team Champions
  • 2014 - National Ladies Marathon Championship Team Bronze
  • 2012 - South West Athletics Services to Officiating - Ron Hill
  • 2013 - Athletics Weekly / Ron Hill British Female Athlete of the Year – Emma Stepto
  • 2013 - Cornwall Grand Prix Series (Road Racing) Men’s and Ladies Team Champions
  • 2013 - UK Athletics Services to Officiating Award - Ben Penberthy
  • 2013 - Cornwall Sports Partnership Disability Coach of the Year - Neil Tunstall
  • 2012 South West Athletics Services to Officiating - Ron Hill
  • 2012 - BBC Unsung Sporting Heroes Awards SW finalist - Alan Rowling
  • 2012 - National Ladies Marathon Championships Team Silver
  • 2011 - UK Athletics / Alfa Romeo Coach of the Year - Peter Meredith
  • 2011 - National Ladies Marathon Championships Team Gold
  • 2011 - Cornwall Sports Partnership's Adult Sports Club of the Year
  • 2011 - England Athletics South West Development Club of the Year
  • 2011 - South West League and Cup (Track and Field) Winners



The Scrooge - 7 miles of muddy terrain

16 December - Lost Gardens of Heligan, PL26 6EN

Brown Willy New Years Day Run

1 January - Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor

Westward Cross Country League Match 4

13 January - Westward Ho, near Bideford

Years 4,5,& 6 Sportshall Competition

19 January - Carn Brea Leisure Centre

British Athletics Cross Challenge Race 4

19 January - Antrim, N Ireland

Storm Force 10 miles (GP1)

20 January - Camborne School

South of England Cross Country Championships

26 January - Parliament Hill Fields, North London

South West Schools Cross Country Championships

2 February - Blaise Castle, Bristol

Newquay 10k (GP2)

3 February - Newquay Sports Centre

Years 4,5,& 6 Sportshall Competition

9 February - Carn Brea Leisure Centre

Launch into Cross Country contact Angela Burrows to register find out more about cross country click here for XC fixture dates

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