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)


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. As well as high-level training sessions lead by our coaches, we also run weekly casual group runs and long runs. With over five sessions a week, you can join in whatever your schedule! 

We are very fortunate to offer high-level coaching to our members through our UKA-accredited coaches, Steve Phillips & Jim Davies (Endurance) and Michael Coker (Sprint).

We enter many competitions throughout the year including BUCS Cross Country, BUCS Indoors, BUCS Outdoors, Hampshire League Cross Country and Varsity vs Portsmouth. 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 every year, in the past two years we have gone to Spain and Portugal - this is a definite highlight of the year!

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!

Training information (for more info join our Spond group below):

-Monday: Track Session, meeting @6:25pm at Redbrick
-Tuesday: Strength and Conditioning @8:00 am in the martial arts studio
-Wednesday: Track Session, meeting @6:55pm at Redbrick
-Thursday: Group Run, meeting @6pm at Redbrick (Free with the group run membership)
-Saturday: Endurance Grass Session, meeting @8:25am at Redbrick
-Sunday: Some Sundays we will host a big group Sunday long run but not every week so just keep an eye on the socials.

By no means does any member have to attend every training session you can chose and join in with how many you like.

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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:

Laurence Baker
Endurance Captain
Emily Brown
Endurance Captain
Jessica Corbett
Endurance Captain
Natalie Miller
Field Captain
Jacob Atwal
Kit Sec
William Sullivan
Mikayla Colegrave
Social Run Sec
Gracie Horton
Social Run Sec
Alexander Wilson
Social Sec
Byron Ewing
Social Secretary
Matteo Codispoti
Sprint Captain
Jinaan Lockwood
Tour Sec
Megan Coffey
Tour Sec
Chris Hudson
Alex Hutchison
Vice President
Alfie Moth
Welfare Sec

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
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
SUTRI-SUACC double membership £60.0030/09/2023 - 30/09/2024Joint membership: Access to compete for both SUTRI and SUACC at BUCS and attend all SUTRI and SUACC training sessions
SUTRI-SUACC-SURC triple membership£70.0030/09/2023 - 30/09/2024Triple membership: Access to compete for both SUTRI, SUACC and SURC at BUCS and attend all SUTRI, SUACC and SURC training sessions
Group Run 2023/24 MembershipFREE02/10/2023 - 27/09/2024Our Group Run membership is perfect for beginners! This membership allows you to join in with our weekly group-runs on Thursdays. These sessions include the ‘couch to 5km’, 5km, 7km, and 10km 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.
Full year Membership 2023/24£50.0002/10/2023 - 27/09/2024This membership provides exclusive access to training sessions with our national level coaches; such as the two weekly track sessions, weekly strength and conditioning session, use of the club's equipment, subsidised social events, the chance to compete at Varsity and part-subsidised competitions such as BUCS. This membership also part-subsidises England Athletics registration (we are a registered club, meaning we can enter teams into the Hampshire league etc), so that your performances can be recorded on The Power of 10 and you also get discounts on many external race entries.


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

Upcoming Events

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Sorry, there are no upcoming events for Athletics & Cross Country.

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