Sprint, middle distance and distance running sessions are available within the Moore Park and Centennial Park precincts as follows:

  • Mondays 6.00 pm @ ES Marks Athletics Track or Moore Park
  • Thursdays 6.00 pm @ Centennial Park or Moore Park
  • Saturdays 8.00 am @  Centennial Park 
  • Sundays AM @ Centennial Park (middle distance & distance long run)

Tuesday & Thursday 6.00 am training sessions also take place for middle distance & distance.

It is expected athletes commit to at least 3 sessions per week. Minimum age is 14 years. Training fees do apply (which are entirely separate to Registration fees) so please contact Dean Gleeson to discuss training requirements.

At the Tan with Melbourne University

Wanda Beach session


Profile of Director of Athletics and Head Coach Dean Gleeson

Dean Gleeson attained a Bachelor of Education in Human Movement and a Post Graduate Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Sydney. He is an accredited Athletics Australia coach. Dean has been coaching for well over a decade with SUAC following his own athletic career with the club.

Dean has coached a large number of athletes to state and national championships medals across a number of different age groups from Junior through to Masters competition.

As both coach of SUAC and Director of Athletics, Dean has led the club through its most successful period in both summer and winter competitions.  In this time, SUAC has won multiple NSW Club Championships, a string of medals at National Club competition, Australian University Games Championships and Summer and Winter competitions.

Dean has been awarded a University Gold for ‘Outstanding Service to the Sydney University Athletics Club’, making him one of less than 50 people in University history to have been awarded both a University Blue and University Gold.

Dean currently coaches the club’s core group of athletes in distances ranging from sprints through to long distance.