UoM Sport

Athletics and Cross Country Club

Club Name

The University of Manchester Athletics & Cross Country Club

Contact Details

Athletics email | uomathletics@gmail.com

Cross country email | umaccc@ymail.com

About the Club

Athletics and XC have regular training sessions held throughout the week. Please come along to as many as you like. All abilities are welcome! XC consists of repetition/interval sessions on Mondays and Thursdays led by the coach, Geoff, circuit training on Tuesdays, steady running on Wednesdays and Sundays and Parkrun on Saturday. All sessions start from the Armitage centre unless arranged otherwise. Athletics have a close-knit group concentrating training mainly on events from 100m-800m as well as field events. The club train twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays at the excellent Sportcity facility. With the season highlights are the BUCS indoor and outdoor championships.

Club Philosophy

We are a close-knit group of all abilities where everyone is welcome , we organise lots of social activities throughout the year including the AU club nights, the freshers’ curry and the Christmas Dinner as well as attend lots of events during the year where we compete against other universities.

The highlights of the year are the BUCS Cross Country and Athletic championships and the Easter Isle of Man weekend. Post events there are great nights out. Some of us drink, some don’t – there is no pressure either way!

Training Times and Locations

  • Monday 18:30 - 20:30 Track Session at SportCity (Athletics) | Intervals 6:30pm from Firs Pavillion (XC)
  • Tuesday 19:00 Circuit training at Armitage (£1 members, £2 non-members)
  • Wednesday Steady run 6:30pm 3,5 or 7 miles from Firs Pavillion (XC)
  • Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 Track Session at SportCity (Athletics) | Track Session/Fartlek 6:30 pm from SportCity or Firs Pavillion (XC)
  • Saturday 9am Platt Fields Parkrun (XC)
  • Sunday Long run (XC)

Other ways to get active

If you want to get involved in running and walking with less competition and commitment, check out our Running and Walking page.

Social Media


Athletics Twitter

Cross Country Twitter


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The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Purple Door opposite the Students' Union

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