The Athletics Club (the UCDAC Bears) has produced more Olympians and World Championship competitors than any other UCD sports club. Past club members include Olympian James Nolan, World Indoor champion Derval O’Rourke (100m hurdles), Irish Senior record holder David Matthews (800m) along with Olympian Joanne Cuddihy (400m).
Currently the club boasts a number of junior, under-23 and senior international representatives including Mark English, Ciara Mageean and Ciara Everard who all competed in Rio 2016, however the club also provides training and competition for all abilities and levels of participation. Teams regularly compete in Track & Field, Road Relay, Mountain Running and Cross Country Intervarsities, as well as the annual Colours event with Trinity. Training is provided for jumps, throws, sprints and distance athletes.
The club also includes a large group of beginners and fun runners with circuit sessions and meet & train groups organized each week. Members are also abale to avail of Athletics Ireland coaching courses. So whether it’s a vibrant social scene, serious training or even just a way to keep fit during the year, check out the Athletics Club.