Corby Athletic Club was formed in 1977 by a group of enthusiastic parents and officials who wanted to provide the opportunity for athletes to train locally and compete for the town.
The Club has gradually grown over the years and is now well established with a reputation for first class coaching and organising well run events.
The Club has been based at Rockingham Triangle Stadium since 1985 and enjoys superb facilities, which include our own clubroom, 8 lane 400m floodlit all weather track, weights room and indoor sports hall.
The Club draws members from all over Northamptonshire as well as the surrounding counties of Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire.
The Club completes and organises events in all disciplines of the sport e.g. Track & Field, Road Running, Cross Country, Sportshall, Indoor, Schools, Disabled, etc etc.
Highlights include when the Club were crowned overall champions of the Midland Men’s Track and Field League in 1997.
The Club has members that compete at all levels e.g. Fun Runners, County, Midlands, English Schools, National and International. The most successful of whom are Brendan Reilly who has competed in the high jump at European, World & Olympic level and Karen Harewood who competed in the World Indoor Championships over 800m.
The Club recently became only the 3rd athletic club in the East Midlands and the 1st in the county to be awarded Clubmark accreditation by UK:athletics. This Sport England award is available to all sports clubs not just athletics. It is awarded to a Club that is able to demonstrate that it meets all the criteria set for competition, child protection, sports equity, health & safety and club management.
The Clubmark is an acknowledgement that we take the above issues seriously and that we are striving to provide a high quality and welcoming environment for all, especially young participants in
We welcome parents attending all competition and training sessions and value their support.
We are keen encourage any parent to get involved with the Club at any level for example helping a coach, manning the refreshment counter or maybe even getting fit for themselves.
The Club is a voluntary non-profit making organisation. The Coaches, Officials, Team Managers, Volunteers and Committee Members all give their time freely and without this the Club would cease to exist.
The Club is affiliated to UK Athletics, AAA of England, Midland Counties AA and Northamptonshire AA and competes as a team in various leagues and championships, as well as athletes competing individually in open competition and major championships.