On 8th October we have the Welcome Relays at Wollaton Park (situated close to the University). This is a fun and sociable - yet competitive! - event and we will go to Mooch afterwards to wind down with some drinks and food!
Meet at University Park Sports Centre entrance at 13:00 on 8th October and we will walk to Wollaton Park together.
North Midlands XC league
The North Midlands Cross Country league features 4 races during the Winter outdoor season. The lengths of each race are 10km for Men and 6km for Women. The dates for the 15/16 season are:
We travel by coach to all of these races and the cost is £5 for the race entry and transport.
East Midlands XC League
A relaxed league suitable for any regular runner, the East Midlands league features four Sunday morning races during the Winter season. Typical race distances are 5km for Women and 8km for men, and we encourage anyone and everyone to give it a go!
We take part in several University XC relays throughout the year. These are for athletes with a range of abilities and transport and race entry is £5. The University relays that we are entering this year are:
Manchester Relays - Saturday 22nd October
Leeds Relays - Saturday 3rd December
BUCS Cross Country consists of 3 races at the end of January/start of February. Typically, the Mens A race covers 12km, Mens B covers 8km and the Womens race 7km. Then, after a day of hard running, all of the teams come together to celebrate as the only way student athletes can with a massive afterparty! This year BUCS XC is on Saturday 4th February at Sheffield!
Track and Field
Our Track and Field Group is aimed at anyone interested in training for track and field events. However, we advise any middle/long distance athletes to train with the distance squad during the winter then move onto the track in the spring. During the autumn and winter the squad concentrates on the Indoors Season, and then the Outdoors season during the spring and summer. We take part in a number of fixtures throughout the year. BUCS Indoors in February and BUCS Outdoors form the main focus; additionally we take part in both Indoor and Outdoor Opens such as the Leeds Met University Open and the Steel Cup. The captains will provide a fixture list for the term and notify members of upcoming races and how to sign up for them, for most races this will be via the Students Union website. The normal charge for a race is £5 including transport (weekends away like BUCS will cost more, and you must sign up by the deadline specified by the captains to get your place).
We usually enter local road races in the spring/summer term. These races are yet to be confirmed.