The University of St Andrews Cross-Country Club welcomes all levels of runner, from top athletes to beginners looking for running buddies. Offering three training sessions a week with Scottish Athletics qualified coaches, casual runs and core exercise classes, the Club caters for those who wish to compete at the highest level, as well as those looking for a relaxing run after lectures.
|Mon||3:00 pm||Circuits - Studio|
|Tues||5:30 pm||Intervals - Track|
|Wed||3:00 pm||Club run - Sports Centre entrance|
|Thurs||5:30 pm||Intervals - Track|
|Fri||3:30 pm||Circuits - Studio|
|Sun||10:30 am||Club run - Sports Centre entrance|
The club benefits from a group of 5 coaches from Fife Athletics Club who run two weekly interval training sessions. They all have Scottish Athletics Coaching qualifications and plenty of experience as coaches and athletes. The club's head coach, Ron Morrison has coached international athletes such as Andrew Lemoncello, whilst another coach, Donald Macgregor, placed 7th in the 1972 Olympic Marathon.
Teams & Competitions
The club competes in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) championships, Scottish Student Sport (SSS) events, Scottish National, Scottish East and local races. The races are a variety of road, cross country, track and hill. Generally the club tries to take as many people as possible to races as there is usually no minimum level to enter.
All training sessions are friendly to beginners and have no participant limit. Wednesday and Sunday sessions are more recreational, whereas Tuesday and Thursday training caters for more performance based athletes.