Running & Athletics

About

QMRAC is a newly restarted society aiming to deliver a friendly group of likeminded people with whom to train and socialise – Running doesn’t have to be a solitary pursuit! We are open to all abilities offering long-distance social runs and track training sessions for both sprinters and mid to long-distance runners.

We have plenty of activities to suit all tastes. As well as the weekly training sessions members will have the opportunity to represent Queen Mary and race against other university teams in various events held by LUCA and BUCS (COVID permitting of course)

But if not into racing or competing you are more than welcome to come along to training, meet some new friends, unwind from your studies and keep fit – there’s no pressure to compete if you don’t want to.
Not racing or competing? You are still more than welcome to come along to training, meet some new friends, unwind from your studies and keep fit – there’s no pressure to compete if you don’t want to! We are constantly working closely with the QMSU to organise a variety of 'COVID safe' activities including socials.

Training

Whether you are brand new to running or a seasoned athlete we want to welcome you to train and have fun with us! Each training session will cater to new runners as well as those a little bit faster, so please do not worry. 

Our training schedule consists of a combination of coached and member-led occurring throughout the week. Following the QMSU COVID-19 guidelines, all training sessions will begin from the week commencing 5th of October.

Training Schedule:

Monday Night 7:00-7:50pm 5k or 3K Social Run (Followed by rehydration in spoons)

Tuesday – Sprint training with Coach Kelvin, this session will be 2 hours long

Thursday – Middle/Long distance training with Coach Steve at 17:40, this will be 1-1.5 hour long

Saturday – Parkrun day in Mile end park 

Sunday – Long Run day

Obviously, it is completely up to you which sessions you would like to attend, but if you would like to attend the coached sessions (Tuesday and Thursday) you must purchase the full training membership. 

Social membership will only include the Training on Monday, Saturday and Sunday. 

 

Taster Sessions:

#1 Track & field: 6th October

16:00-17:00. Meet at East Gate, Mile End Campus at 15:45.

#2 Middle-long distance runners: 8th October

17:40-18:50. Meet at Victoria Park Pavilion cafe at 17:15.

Currently we are planning two taster sessions, this will be FREE to attend before you commit to a membership.

Membership

Social Membership benefits include:

  • Access to all group led runs and track sessions and merger cup events.

Training Membership

  • Access to all the benefits as Social Membership
  • Free access to Mile End Stadium and coached training sessions
  • Entry for all event types

Our Kit

This year we have a brand new design for our club kit, including an amazing race vest that we'd encourage you all to get it! As well as a whole assortment of other merch, such as socks, hoodies and long-sleeved training tops, which believe us you will be thankful for when it's dark and cold in the winter. You can buy your kit here - https://iconsports.co.uk/qmul-athletics-running

Get Involved

  1. Like the Facebook page and get in contact with the club committee members.
  2. Join our WhatsApp group (link in Facebook group) and follow our Instagram: @qmrac. If you are not on social media, please email us so we can add you to our Whatsapp group to ensure you receive the most updated news from us!
  3. Attend a session - the first session is free!
  4. Purchase your subs - at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel) or online.
  5. Take part in the sessions and enjoy!

Contact Details

Co-Presidents 

  • Isabella Molloy - i.e.molloy@hss19.qmul.ac.uk

  • Vanessa Lok - c.w.lok@se16.qmul.ac.uk

Welfare Officer – 

  • Simon Ochiengo - s.o.onyango@se19.qmul.ac.uk

 

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