We’re a large club with multiple groups; Sprint, Distance, Fitness and Field. We take part in many competitions such as cross country, BUCS, half marathons and fun runs!
A great proportion of attendance in athletics has been through fitness in previous years so our committee aims to continue its success. There are excellent local provisions such as parkrun which is a free to enter 5km run held every Saturday morning at 9:00am. Forest Rec parkrun is a 10 minute walk from City Campus and the course loops twice around the recreation ground. For those living on Clifton Campus there is another event, Clifton parkrun. These are a great gateway into running for beginners because you can run at your own pace and will often be surrounded by runners of similar ability.
Distance and sprint
During the early season, our distance athletes compete in local cross country and road events. We aim to work towards selection for BUCS XC that usually takes place in February. There is a healthy competitive environment among our runners that helps to make training exciting and fulfilling. There's always a brilliant atmosphere at these championships which boosts our athlete's performances, often leading to personal bests.
We are located in the City sports hall for circuit training and Harvey Hadden for sprint and distance.
Many of our members take part in road running events ranging from the 5k all the way up to the Marathon and they often choose to raise money for charity. This is brilliant for both causes because a clear goal can be set based on a fundraising figure or a personal time. Following the training recommended by Alex and the respective captain, these goals can be achieved.
We have three training sessions per week:
- Saturday 09:00
- Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00
- Thursday 19:00 - 20:00