Sphinx AC Athletics Club

Established in 1984, Sphinx AC has grown from its humble beginnings at Rolls Royce to become a thriving running club firmly embedded in the Coventry and Warwickshire running community. The distinctive Sphinx logo adorning the royal blue vest with its broad gold band is widely recognised and proudly worn by our members competing in all manner of races and events on all types of terrain across the region, the UK and Europe.

Sphinx AC is Coventry’s friendly running and athletics club. We avidly support local running events such as parkrun and the Coventry Half Marathon. Our emphasis is on healthy competition and serious fun, accommodating runners of all abilities and ages. Whether your goal is purely recreational or seriously focused, you will find a warm welcome extended to new members and beginners alike at our home at the Copsewood Club, Allard Way, Coventry.


Come along to one of our training nights and see how you enjoy it! Contact us beforehand if you need any further information - enquiries@sphinx.org.uk

Tuesday - War Memorial Park 6:30pm Sprint/speedwork session
Thursday - Copsewood club 6:30pm Warm-up run/session
7:00pm Main runs (various options suitable for all abilities)

For the youngsters, our team of enthusiastic and professionally-qualified coaches invites all future Olympians age 8 to 17 to join its vibrant junior section based at Lyng Hall School running track and trail, Blackberry Lane, Coventry. Please note that there is currently a waiting list for the junior section; please contact our Head Coach of the juniors to be added to the waiting list.

Sphinx AC Races

The Sphinx AC Summer 5 is an annual 5-mile race held on a Wednesday evening in June organised and promoted by Sphinx AC in and around Coventry’s War Memorial Park. It has earned its deserved reputation by offering a value-for-money event that boasts free parking, excellent organisation, a medal and free cakes!

The Sphinx AC Coombe 8 is held in November and is a tough multi-terrain course with a mixture of wooded trails and undulating farm land at the historic site of Coombe Abbey on the outskirts of Coventry. The Coombe 8 is now in its 10th year and is a keenly anticipated race in the winter calendar.

Both races are well-supported by club athletes from all over Coventry, Warwickshire and the greater Midlands running community. Unattached runners and beginners are also assured of a warm welcome at Sphinx AC events.

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