About Stella Athletic Club
Stella Athletic Club (Stella AC) is a Road Running and Race Walking Club based in the heart of Glenwood, Durban. We cater for a range of athletes, from beginners wanting to run their first 10km race, right through to athletes training for the Comrades Marathon. Stella Athletic Club prides itself in making everyone feel welcome and is a great place to make friends, and fulfill your running goals.
Stella AC is a sub-section of a main club, namely Stella Sports Club. Other sub-sections of Stella Sports Club are those of the Soccer Section, Snooker Section and the Astro Soccer Section. There are also a number of social members that are not affiliated to any sporting sub-section but who enjoy the facilities that Stella has to offer, such as Weighless Classes and the Restaurants on the property.
Where are we?
We are based in Durban, more specifically at 175 Helen Joseph Road, (Formerly known as Davenport Road), Glenwood. We have a full-time Club Manager that is available each weekday during normal office hours (0312014842). The Club manager is in a position to answer most queries. Queries more specific to any of the sub-sections may be referred to a relevant sub-section committee member.
When do we train
Our regular club runs start from Stella at 17h15 sharp on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The main group runs approximately 10kms whilst the beginners group runs approximately 6-8kms on the same days.
Saturday Gillies Route
On Saturday mornings we run a route traditionally known as the “Gillies” route. The run starts from Stella at 6:00am during the winter months and at 5:30am during summer (October through April). For this run there are two distances to choose from – 12km or 16km.
Stella Time Trial
On the last Thursday of the month, we hold our Time Trial (5km or 8km). All Runners and Walkers, irrespective of what Club they belong to, are welcome. All participants in the Time Trial are eligible for lucky draw prizes that are handed out once all the runners/walkers have finished. Everyone is also welcome to stay directly after the Time Trial for a bring and braai.
The club also hosts long runs on weekends for those training for marathons, Two Oceans and Comrades. Once you join the club you will receive regular updates via WhatsApp and our Facebook page on these long runs.
When do we socialise?
After our training sessions, not compulsory but enjoyable. Why not join us in the Athletics Den. Visitors are most welcome to join us in any of the training sessions and are invited to the Athletic Club Den for refreshments and to socialise with our Athletes. If you are planning a holiday in Durban, don’t give up your training, join us at Stella.
We send out a quarterly newsletter to all members. The newsletter contains a variety of interesting Athletic related articles, race reports, away race stories, race results, forthcoming events etc.