Athletics & Cross Country

Interested in Athletics & Cross Country?

You can join as an "interested member" for free until 18 October 2020. This will allow the committee to contact you with details of taster sessions and welcome activity and allow you to decide whether you want to join for the year

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Hi! We’re the University of Southampton’s Athletics & Cross-Country Club!

We pride ourselves on being an all-inclusive, socially active club. Often the perception is that Athletics is an elitist sport, but this is far from the case. Our committee is dedicated to helping each and every member achieve their own specific goals.

We offer a wide range of training so that all of our members feel comfortable from complete beginners up to members competing at the highest standards. We are very fortunate to offer high-level coaching to our members from Southampton Athletics Club who have years of experience, and various training groups including sprints, field, middle-distance and long-distance. As well as coached sessions with Southampton AC we run weekly group runs and long runs. With over five sessions a week you can join in whatever your schedule! If you wish for additional sessions with Southampton Athletics Club then we can put you in touch with the relevant coaches. Furthermore, if you’re recovering from an injury, we can help guide you through rehabilitation, such is the frequency of injury in our sport inevitably someone will have the experience to help!

We enter many competitions throughout the year including BUCS Cross Country, BUCS Indoors, BUCS Outdoors, Hampshire League Cross Country and Varsity. There is also the opportunity to represent Southampton Athletics Club in the Southern Athletics League and the British Athletics League, by becoming a member of their club.

We also go on tour in the first week of the Easter holiday, in the past two years we have gone to Cyprus and Croatia - this is a definite highlight of the year! Furthermore, each semester we do a weekend away, where we travel to another city such as Bath, as a team, for a mix of training and socialising. 

We run a wide range of regular socials for our members to get to know each other better and forget about the stresses of university life! Our socials vary year to year depending on our members but there will always be something for you no matter your interests!

To find out more about SUACC visit our website and join our Facebook Group. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to message a committee member on Facebook.

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Athletics & Cross Country this year are:

Emily Wymer
Endurance Captain
Cordelia Halfhead
Endurance Captain
Joseph Frean
Kit Sec
Fraser Munn
Kit Sec
Mario Pulze
William Lynes
Social Sec
Michael Stocker
Sprint Captain
Byron Theobald
Tour Sec
Natalie Griffin
Maisie Taylor
Vice President

Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Athletics & Cross Country, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

Please note that some memberships of this group may also require you to purchase Sport & Wellbeing membership from the University of Southampton in order to use the relevant sport facilities
You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
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Group Run MembershipFREE01/09/2020 - 30/06/2021Our Group Run membership is perfect for beginners! This membership allows you to join in with our weekly group-runs on Mondays. These sessions include the ‘couch to 5km’, 3 mile, 4 mile and 5 mile groups. All groups are very relaxed social runs and anyone is welcome to come, at any level of fitness. Group Run members are also welcome to join us at Saturday Parkruns and Sunday Long Runs. This membership also grants you access to social events and trips, however for the subsidised events you would need to pay as you go. The group is typically quite big and the group leaders will be wearing high-visibility vests so it is a safe way to go out for regular runs. There is also insurance cover when you take up this membership. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of ability, gender etc! Please note: This membership option is strictly for those who just attend group runs and does not grant access to any other part of the club and is by no means a back-door entrance to the full membership.


All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Athletics & Cross Country are available to view below