About Linlithgow Athletics Club
Linlithgow Athletics Club is very much a small club that is part of our local community and whose ethos is about participation and enjoyment of athletics regardless of ability. We cater for both juniors and adults. We offer juniors a multi-disciplinary (run-jump-throws) introduction to athletics while for adults our training focuses on running, whether social, training for fitness or training for competition. Our club is run by volunteers for the benefit of its members.
We are a not-for-profit Community Sports Club accredited to Foundation Level with Scottish Athletics and to Access Level with West Lothian Council and are a member of the Community Amateur Sports Club scheme.
The aims of the club are to
Membership of the club shall be open to all persons irrespective of ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, or of age, sex or disability except as a necessary consequence of the requirements of athletics as a sport.
Junior training sessions
The main training session for children is held at the following times and venues.
Age: group: 9 years onwards
Day: Monday Time: 18.45 – 19.45
Venue: Linlithgow Academy Cost: £10.00 per month
Contact: Gerry McArdle Phone Number: 07966 220483
This session is supervised by Ian Douglas, and Matt Richardson and Frances Wood, all UK Athletics (UKA) Level 2 coaches with full PVG Scheme Membership. They are supported by a number of Coaching Assistants and Athletics Leaders.
Additional training is also intermittently offered at Grangemouth Stadium, usually at 19:45 on a Thursday evening.
There are also opportunities for endurance runners and sprinters aged over 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays - please get in touch with Gerry McArdle for further details.
Adult training sessions
Adults train on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, mostly from the Lowport centre but sometimes at other venues such as Grangemouth stadium.
Longer informal Sunday runs are also available. Check the senior club page on the website for the monthly schedule
Formal structured adult sessions on Thursdays are coached by David Marshall, John Redding and Johan Meintjies, all of whom hold UKA qualifications.
The club competes as a team in the following athletics leagues and events
As a community amateur sports club, Linlithgow AC is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. These people are athletes, parents and other supporters who give their time to ensure athletes benefit. They administer the club, conduct the coaching and transport children to activities and games. Linlithgow AC is able to fund it's activities through member subscriptions and fundraising, principally through the Linlithgow 10K road race.
The club is run by many volunteers providing small amounts of assistance. We understand the time commitments of parents and would happily appreciate any support available. This may be in helping administer the club, by coaching or helping with juniors or by helping us with events such as the Linlithgow 10K
If you are interested in supporting the club please contact the any of the club staff. If you can commit to the coaching of Junior members the club can offer training support (both financial and mentoring).
Policies and Guidelines
Everyone who takes part in athletics is entitled to participate in an enjoyable and safe environment. Our coaches are disclosed under the Disclosure Scotland scheme and Linlithgow Athletics Club has policies in place for the welfare of it's members, for disciplinary proceedings, and has a code of conduct for coaches, athletes and parents, adapted from the templates recommended by Scottish Athletics. These can be found at the links below.
Athlete Protection Policy
Linlithgow Athletics Club subscribes to the UKA welfare policy (see link below) and has a code of conduct for all coaches, athletes and parents.
Our aims are to