Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club

Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club is based at the Aberdeen Sports Village on Linksfield Road, Aberdeen. The Club caters for all levels of interest, from serious athletes to recreational runners looking to keep fit. With over 400 members, the Club has a range of training groups and coaches catering for athletes aged from 9 and over through to seniors and veterans.

We promote all aspects of athletics from road running, cross country, hill running to track and field and the Club has teams which compete in outdoor and indoor track and field and cross country leagues each year.

Current opportunity

Frame running (formerly race running) originated in Denmark in the 1990s. It is an athletics event in which individuals with impaired mobility can walk or run using a special running frame called an ace runner. The running frame is a 3-wheeled frame with handlebars, a chest support and a saddle, but no pedals. Both children and adults take part in frame running, and train for track events from 60m sprints to 1500m events. AAAC are looking for volunteers to help with frame running sessions on Mondays, 4.30-5.30pm at Aberdeen Sports Village. Volunteers will provide 1-to-1 support and encouragement to athletes and help deliver the training programme developed by the lead coach. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary; the club will provide training and mentoring. Knowledge of basic bike maintenance would be helpful. A fantastic opportunity to help and all assistance makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Ruth at email: pathways@aberdeenaac.co.uk