Welcome to the Oxford University Cross Country Club – one of Oxford’s ‘Full Blue’ sports. OUCCC caters for those who just like to run socially to athletes competing at a national and international level.

In Michaelmas and Hilary we focus on cross-country, while in Trinity we join with our sister club OUAC and compete on the track (over middle distance, long distance and steeplechase). Highlights of the club year include our Varsity match against Cambridge, BUCS (British University and College Sports) Cross-Country Championships and inter-university relays. All these competitions are open for anyone of any level to compete in, whether you are aiming for a Full Blue or a fun day out (but mainly to beat the Tabs [Cambridge]).

New Runners!

To anyone who is thinking of joining OUCCC in the coming year:

Here are some important links:

Training Camp – one or two places left if you’re quick!

Committee Members

If you have any other questions, please contact alexander.howard@chch.ox.ac.uk

Or, if you want to be placed on the mailing list, contact adam.speake@worc.ox.ac.uk

We’re looking forward to seeing you!!


Very exciting announcement: training camp this year will be held at the Carroty Wood Centre in Tonbridge (http://adventures.rockuk.org/centres/carroty-wood). This will take place from Friday 26th September – Tuesday 30th September (with most returning to Oxford the following Sunday). Postgrads and alumni don’t look away, see the bottom!
Many people have come to me in the last term suggesting that we make training camp into a bigger, whole club event, so you can be assured that great efforts of every member of the committee have gone and will go into making this the best training camp yet.
Price: this is as yet to be confirmed (wait for an email from me or Lawrence in the coming days) but should be around £80 or £90 with a deposit of roughly £20, Note this is a heavily subsidised by the club and the old members, so makes it a great value for money week!
Location (see link above): Carroty Wood is an outdoor activity centre. We will staying in the Woodpecker lodge, which is newly renovated and has a number of separate bedrooms with a majority of single beds! Included in the price is an instructed activity at the centre (rock-climbing, raft-building or alike, yet to be decided).
There are a variety of reasons as to why we have selected this centre:
  • Proximity – only a half an hour train journey from London, so should make it easy to get to for the vast majority.
  • Area – the centre is only a 5 minute drive from my house, so I have a vast knowledge of the surrounding area with some really lovely runs. This also means that it will be easy to organise activities outside of the running, with a lot going on. In addition, a lucky few of you may get to experience the Howard hospitality experience!
  • Wimbledon common – subject to confirmation, it looks a good possibility that we will be able to get a short train to London to run the Varsity XC course with the help of Thames Hare and Hounds, which is only a short train journey away.
Included in the price we also hope to provide minibus hire.
Postgrads: training camp has been specifically designed to encourage postgrads to come (being held over a weekend), we may also be able to provide a reduced price if you can’t make every day (to be confirmed), for particular circumstances then just contact me!
Alumni: we will more than welcome alumni onto the trip (especially those leaving in the last couple of years), though you won’t unfortunately have the subsidised price and should we reach capacity then we will place preference on current members, again contact me for more specific details/queries.
There has been great enthusiasm for training camp this past term, and I know it will be a great week, so don’t miss out!
Should you be interested in coming on training camp, EMAIL alexander.howard@chch.ox.ac.uk