In order to train with the club you need to become a member. As well as becoming a member of the club you also need to have at least silver sports centre membership. Membership can be payed via the student union website. We have two levels of membership on offer for members, each with its own benefits. These are:

Social Membership

This is the minimum level of membership required to be part of the team. This is aimed at social runners and people who want to train not using the track or wanting to compete. For this level of membership you will receive;

  • Regular training sessions
  • Circuit Training
  • Opportunity to go warm weather training with the club (extra cost)
  • Training sessions organised and lead by UKA qualified coaches
  • Free entry until 12 in Tiger Tiger on a Wednesday night

This membership costs £20

Performance Membership

For those that want to train and compete regularly performance membership is the package for you! This membership has many perks which include;

  • England Athletics Membership
  • Access to Gateshead International Stadium for track training
  • Strength & Conditioning training*
  • BUCS Race entry
  • Entry to local races including harrier league and Gateshead open competitions plus discounts on other competitions competing for the university.
  • Opportunity to go warm weather training with the club (extra cost)
  • Free entry until 12 into Tiger Tiger on a Wednesday night

This membership costs £65

*Gold sports centre membership is required

Gateshead College Performance

As well as the two tiers of membership on offer we have places available on the Gateshead College Performance scholarship. This is aimed at people with the potential
to compete in finals at English Schools, BUCS, England Age Group and Senior Championships.

  • Event group coaching (minimum x2 per week)
  • Integrated S&C coaching
  • Full Indoor and Outdoor training access
  • Competition support
  • Workshop series covering; Nutrition, Psychology, Competition Prep, Stress and Lifestyle Management.
  • Opportunity to attend Warm Weather Training with Gateshead College(extra cost)

Performance athletes with Gateshead will be required to complete a formal goal setting and athlete agreement prior beginning the programme
so that both parties know what are expected of each other. The programme costs £400 a year, but the university has a couple of places available.
However in order to be able to participate in BUCS competitions you also require standard membership.

If you think you are eligible for the Gateshead College Performance programme please contact the club and we will pass on your details.

To be eligible for BUCS competitions and to train with the club you need to have sports centre membership. For more information and to obtain membership visitSports Centre