Athletics & Cross Country

Southampton University Athletics and Cross-Country Club provides training and competition opportunities for all levels. Competitions include Varsity vs Portsmouth, SESSA, BUCS XC, BUCS indoors and BUCS outdoors (British University and College Sport).

We also have a team in the Hampshire cross country league, and regularly have team trips to open events through out the year (we have England Athletics affiliation, and so all performances can be recorded on the Power of 10, if you are not already a member of a club at home).

About Athletics & Cross Country

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 run pressure-free training sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays, as well as chatty group runs on Mondays which are a fantastic way to get to know other members! Furthermore, if you're recovering from an injury we can help guide you through rehabilitation, such is the frequency of injury our sport inevitably someone will have the experience to help!

We are also 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. They run sessions throughout the week, so if you wish to supplement your training then we can put you in touch with the relevant coaches! Also, if you wish to use the track any other time then you are free to do so anytime with a Sports and Well-being membership (e.g. a gym pass gives you full access)!

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.

Send a committee member a message, or join the Facebook page to find out more!

Membership Fee 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 Mondays MembershipFREE22/09/2019 - 30/06/2020This membership gets you access to join in with our weekly group-runs on Mondays (6.15pm meeting at the Redbrick). There is a build up to 5k group, 3 mile group, 4 mile group and a 5 mile group. All groups are very relaxed social runs. Anyone is welcome to come, at any level of fitness and the build up to 5k group is perfect for those looking to build up fitness in a very relaxed way beginning with walking/jogging. This also grants you access to social events, 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, we will take registers at other sessions so this is by no means a back-door entrance to the club.

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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:

  • Liam Barry-Carroll
    Endurance Captain
  • Anna Berry
    Endurance Captain
  • Michael Stocker
    Endurance Captain
  • Kwok Liu
    Field captain
  • Sophie Trew
    Kit Sec
  • Celia Matthews
    Kit Sec
  • Katherine Rennie
  • Annabel Cossins-Smith
    Social Secretary
  • Mihir Dodhia
    Sprint Captain
  • Laura Kulagowska
  • Brandon Mulliner
    Vice President