The University of St Andrews Athletics and Cross Country Club welcomes athletes of all abilities with a keen interest in track and field events and/or long distance running. The club offers an extensive training schedule for both athletics and cross country and members are welcome to participate in both. Sessions are offered everyday with a social every Wednesday. In addition to regular training, members can compete in a wide variety of competitions. The club has a busy race schedule, which consists of a large variety of cross country, road, and hill races for Cross Country and both indoor and outdoor competitions for Athletics.
The Club has two training sessions a week on the track, overseen by our coach Kenneth. With two optional circuit sessions in the sports centre, which we share with the Cross Country Club. We also have social events organised most Wednesdays.
For our current training times please contact the club using the information below.
The club works very closely with the Fife Athletics Club. Every Tuesday, Athletics interval training is coached by Kenneth Duncan, a British Athletics qualified coach who works with Fife AC. Additionally, members have the option to train with the Fife AC every Tuesday and Thursday for longer interval training. These sessions are run by Fife AC coaches who all have Scottish Athletics Coaching qualifications and are highly experienced coaches and athletes.
Athletics compete at five main meets per year which include both outdoor and indoor competitions:
- Scottish Universities Freshers Match
- Scottish Universities Indoor Championships
- Scottish Universities Outdoor Championships
- British Universities Indoor Championships
- British Universities Outdoor Championships
Cross Country competes in many different races throughout the year, including cross country, road, and hill races. Some of the races include:
- British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) championships
- Scottish Student Sports (SSS) events
- Scottish National, Scottish East, and local events
We encourage people of all abilities to participate in the many training sessions the club has to offer. Club runs are divided into multiple pace groups and are a great opportunity for new runners to get involved. Additionally, at the beginning of each semester, we run a few beginner sessions for new members so they can experience what each training session is like.