UoM Sport


Athletics and Cross Country Club

Club Name

The University of Manchester Athletics & Cross Country Club

Contact Details

Dowan Kown

umaccc@ymail.com | www.umaccc.com | 07599815829

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 Wednesdays led by the coach, Jackie, circuit training on Tuesdays and steady running on Thursdays and Sundays. All sessions start from the Armitage centre unless arranged otherwise.

Athletics have a small, close-knit group concentrating training mainly on events from 100m-800m but field athletes are also welcome. The club train three times a week at the excellent Sportcity facility. Their season highlights are the BUCS indoor and outdoor championships.

Club Philosophy

We are a close-knit group of all abilities where everyone is welcome as long as we all share the same enthusiasm in the sport!

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!

Teams and Current Position

Athletics finished 15th overall on the BUCS points table, including medals in High Jump (2), Pole Vault and 4x200m relays.

The Cross Country women’s team finished 18th and the men’s finished 22nd at BUCS championship.

Training Times and Locations

  • Monday 18:00 - 29:00 | Wednesday 15:00 - 17:00 | Friday 18:00 - 20:00 (Athletics only)
  • Monday 18:30 Interval session | The Armitage Centre (Cross Country only)
  • Tuesday 19:00 Circuit training (£1 members, £2 non-members)
  • Wednesday Tempo/Interval session | Stockport
  • Thursday 18:30 Tempo/Interval session
  • SaturdayRace/Park run
  • Sunday10:00 Long run

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.

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

Purple Door opposite the Students' Union

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