2022 AAAC Yearbook

The 2022 AAAC Yearbook is now available here. Thanks and well done to John, Eoghan, Bob, and Denis for all your hard work putting it together.

GEF Safari Race Series

Entries are now open for the Gathimba Edwards Foundation Safari Series, licensed by Scottish Athletics, which gives runners the chance to compete over 3 different distances whilst also receiving a unique Kenyan safari animal medal at each event.  The 2022 series has 3 brand new medals and winners’ trophies up for grabs and sees Mel’s Mile take place in an exciting new location!

Full details here.

Enter here.

Gathimba Edwards Foundation aims to provide as many Kenyan children as possible with the opportunity of a bright future through education, house building, and business start-ups. Learn more here.

70 Years!

Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club is 70 years old today!

Have a look at our Facebook page for more photos.

Read the club’s origin story here as well as other bits of club history here. You may also visit the Special Collections at the Sir Duncan Rice Library at University of Aberdeen for even more.

Volunteer for Charity

Will you consider supporting AAAC member, Myles Edwards and his charity, The Gathimba-Edwards Foundation?

They are looking for 25 volunteers to help at one of the races in the GEF Safari Race Series to be held at the Prime Four Business Park in Kingswells on Sunday the 22nd of May.

From Myles:

I will email out detailed info to the volunteers a week or so before the race once start lists/times of each race are confirmed but here is some that may be useful…

Attached is the course map (below).  Each lap is a little shy of 1k and so the kids race (1k) has different finish line to the adults race (3k). 

We are looking for 3 people to help with car parking duties from 8.45AM.  The volunteer briefing will take place at the start point of the race next to the Equinor office (building number 5 on the map below).  Parking is next to the TAQA office (building number 9). There will be a few different types of volunteer roles such as marshaling, entries, handing out medals, recording finisher numbers and looking after the GEF shop.

The races start times in 2021 were as below but please note that this is subject to change depending on number of entries.

Kids – 10am

3k C race – 10.15AM

3k B race – 10.45AM

3k A race – 11.05AM

Medals will be handed out to runners as they finish and trophy presentations will take place ASAP after the final race.  We should be all done by 11.20AM.  

If you can help, please email Myles at myles@gathimbaedwardsfoundation.org.

Volunteer With AAAC

Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club is doing amazing things!

👉🏻 Sending athletes to major championships and winning medals
👉🏻 Winning awards on a local and national level
👉🏻 Engaging nearly 200 kids in communities of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
👉🏻 Setting examples and sharing best practice throughout Scotland within athletics as well as in other sports
👉🏻 Reaching more athletes with disabilities
👉🏻 Welcoming recreational athletes
👉🏻 Striving to be actively inclusive
👉🏻 Having a positive social impact, changing lives

The club lives and thrives through volunteers. You can be part of this!

We welcome and fully support volunteers as coaches, officials, committee members, informal helpers… Put your skills in action and help create an environment for athletes to achieve their potential in sport and in life.

Parents’ Forum

AAAC parents and any AAAC members or volunteers: Please consider joining Brian, AAAC club manager, and possibly some club committee members for a cuppa and a biscuit, and chat about anything related to AAAC or athletics…or just relax while your kids are in their athletics session. We will also have some AAAC Joma kit samples for you to see.

5:30-6:30PM
Tuesday 19 April
ASV Seminar Room

jogscotland AAAC

Join us!

A new block of jogscotland AAAC sessions starts on 6 April. Full details and registration here.

Aberdeen’s Sports Awards

AAAC 100 Club

February winners are:

DENISE CHEYNE!
ANGELA FARQUHAR!
ANGELA MURCHISON!

AAAC Needs Jump Spikes

AAAC could really use some JUMP SPIKES in larger sizes, e.g. 4-8. If you have some that are unused, but in good condition, drop them off with Liz at Aberdeen Sports Village during club sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-6:30PM.