Tuesday: Irishtown Stadium meet on track at 6.30 for warm up.
Thursday: Meet at Irishtown Stadium at 6.30 for training outside the stadium
Saturday: Phoenix Park at 10.00
Tuesday:Tuesday 6.15pm - 7.30pm For all 9 years old and older in the year.
Thursday: 6.15pm - 7.30pm For all 9 years old and older in the year.
Saturday: 10am - 11.30am
We split our runners into four separate training groups with each group supervised by a qualified coach. These are:-
"Note: Crusaders AC is a club run by dedicated volunteers and is a not for profit organisation. All our coaches are qualified by the Athletics Association of Ireland"
Crusaders Athletic Club, located in Irishtown Stadium, is one of Ireland’s premier athletics clubs.
Founded in 1942, the club has enjoyed a rich history in athletic development and success in its distinctive red and white colours..
The ‘Cru’ caters to athletes in a variety of disciplines from juvenile to veteran, novice to elite level, and everything in between.
The club welcomes members who wish to be active and train at a level appropriate to their fitness and ambition.who wish to be active and train at a level appropriate to their fitness and ambition.
Club members can train and compete all year round with cross-country, road running, mountain running as well as indoor and outdoor track & field athletics.
The club meet and train mainly in Irishtown stadium, but we also make good use of the parkland and Sandymount strand nearby (see training for more info).
Crusaders foster and encourage young athletes in an active and growing Junior section; the ‘Ju-Cru’ (see Junior Cru for more details).
The senior section of the club is comprised of casual and competitive Crusaders.
As well as recreational runners, there are developmental and elite athletes running in the red and white.
The club enjoys regular success with numerous national champions and league titles to its credit.
Notably, Crusaders have produced a number of Olympians, the first being the legendary Ronnie Delaney who won 1,500m Gold at the Melbourne 1956 Olympics.
Crusaders also know how to have fun off the track. The club is a good way to meet other athletes and has an active social scene organising club evenings and table quizzes.
For more on our Soical nights see the Social page.
If you’re interested in Crusaders Athletics Club, let us know.
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We offer potential new members a 2 week trial period, for which we ask for a € 10 deposit for temporary membership (which is refundable if you decide to join). This 2 week period is to allow you the opportunity to see if you enjoy the training/club before committing to paying the annual subs.
To pay subscriptions
In the event that you wish to fully join then we offer on line subscriptions on our web site www.crusadersac.org. Once you pay your subs on line you will receive an email. Bring the email to reception where staff will provide you with a swipe key which will allow you full access to the facilities and the club. Refund of temporary membership from Coach (s) at Reception.
Our subscriptions are for a calendar year and are as follows:
After June we begin to reduce subs to some degree to reflect the progress of the year.
The main training sessions for all adult members are held in Irishtown Stadium on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6.30pm, unless otherwise stated.
There are frequently training sessions organised either at Irishtown stadium or in the Phoenix Park on Saturday mornings.
For further details, one of our coaches on Tuesday or Thursday and they’ll be happy to advise.
Tuesday/Thursday sessions usually comprise of a group warm-up and drills.
Then the group splits into sessions depending on your level and event. The club makes the most of its idyllic location using the track, Sandymount strand, and local parkland.
track and field
Crusaders Athletics Club is one of Ireland’s most successful track & field athletics clubs.
There is a thriving track & field section in the club, young and old, ranging from beginners to our current crop of internationals.Track & field has events for people of all shapes and sizes from sprinters to distance runners, and jumpers to throwers.
The Club facilitates all track and field disciplines and can arrange coaching for specific events depending on your level. We appreciate that different people have different goals, so whether you want to compete, get fit, or just try it out, come down and let us know.
Road running has become increasingly popular around the country.
Barely a weekend goes by without a 5k or a 10k on offer, not to mention the many mid-week evening time races.
There has never been a better time to be involved in road running, and there’s no better way to get involved than with Crusaders Athletics Club.
Whether you’re a beginner looking to get started, would like to improve, or just add a bit more structure to your running, joining Crusaders Athletics Club should be your next step.
One of the oldest and possibly toughest sporting challenges is cross country running.
A foot race between two points over mixed terrain and changeable weather conditions, cross country running demands a stern resolve and firm commitment.
If that sounds appealing then cross country running may be the sport for you.
The cross country season spans from September to March with races to suit all abilities from beginner to international standard.
Whether you’re a seasoned cross country runner or looking for a new challenge, cross country running is an ideal way to add an alternative to your aerobic training.
Additionally, cross country is an excellent way of laying a good fitness base for many other sports in the winter.
Fed up pounding on the pavements? Looking for a change of scenery? Well, then mountain running may be the sport for you.
With refreshing trails and mountain races from the Dublin mountains and beautiful forests of Wicklow to the highest peaks of Ireland and beyond.
Mountain running offers a unique and exhilarating experience for the adventurer in you.
The Women's Meet and Train League has been going for the past 25 years and it's objective is to offer accessible races for old, new and recycled runners, of the female persuasion at a nominal cost.
In recent times Crusaders have had at least two teams participating in these events and we have gone from strength to strength,and it has proving to be very popular with the ladies.
One of the key areas of the meet and train is to encourage women of all ages and fitness levels.
From complete novice to seasoned veterans to take part in physical activity in a relaxed and friendly environment
It is a fantastic, friendly and fun opportunity to meet and compete against fellow women from other clubs
We are always looking for club members to join us and represent Crusaders as part of our team.
All women are always welcome to run. We promise a social and highly enjoyable run, with cakes, tea and coffee after with a lot of chat.
Crusaders welcomes children of all abilities who wish to participate in athletics.
Children must be 8yrs in the year of joining the club.
There are competitions throughout the year, (cross country, track and field) and children will be encouraged to participate.
Priority will be given to those children preparing for competition.
Please go HERE for Training Times
All training is outdoors, we have no indoor facilities so appropriate clothing should be worn. In winter and bad weather children should have a warm tracksuit and rain jacket.
We do not normally cancel for bad weather except for snow and extreme frost. Please do not send your child down when it is frosty as the track freezes and is unusable.
Subscriptions are paid annually on a calendar year basis, see website for rates (www.crusadersac.org). The subscription includes insurance and registration with Athletics Ireland.
Due to the large numbers of current juvenile members, a shortage of coaches, we currently have a waiting list. For NEW juvenile membership enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoyment is at the center of our coaching philosophy. Children are expected to abide by the normal rules of good behavior.
Where a child is being disruptive we will politely ask the behaviors to change and if this is not forthcoming we will talk to the parent/guardian.
If there is persistent disruption your child will be asked to stay away from the club for some weeks after consultation with you.
We all love running right?
Well Social is all about running...
up a tab at the bar!
Time to forget about the time trials and races and to get out there and enjoy yourself!!!
Whether its adrenaline filled Action Adventure or plain old Fun and Frolics. We do it all with a passion. Our events are relaxed, friendly and most importantly don’t involve a Garmin.
We try to organise Events every month. They range from Table Quizzes to Pizza Parties and your sure to have a good and memorable time, while meeting new people and making new friends!