Portsmouth as a City offers some good training facilities with two outdoor tracks, a flat landscape ideal for road-runners and close proximity to the South Downs which offer the best practice place for cross-country runners. In Portsmouth, the Mountbatten Sports Centre is the home of the City of Portsmouth Atheletics Club who train on every Tuesday evenings and Saturday morning, which offers UPAC athletes another possible opportunity to train. The University's own gym at St Paul's building offers discount rates and a great way to meet other students. Portsmouth has many race meetings throughout the year both on the roads around the city, such as the Great South Run, and track meetings at the Mountbatten Centre giving plenty of training and competition opportunities.
(above) The Mountbatten Sports Centre (picture from http://www.runtrackdir.com/)
(below) Victory Stadium (picture from http://www.runtrackdir.com/)