Welcome to the Oxford University Cross Country Club – one of the most welcoming and inclusive of all 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!
As well as a committee of keen and enthusiastic students running the club, we have a fabulous coaching team, keen to help athletes at every level make improvements. Head coach is Jenny Harris, lead coach from England Athletics and she is supported by club veteran and varsity winner Richard Franzese.
So if you fancy meeting a great group of people, competing for an historic club and having a lot of fun, come along to a training session and give it a go. You will get to know your way around Oxford better than anyone else through our club runs, fully understand the importance of always finishing ahead of Cambridge and maybe even pick up some silverware en-route. See you there!
Naomi Webber (Club Captain, 2013-14)
Alex Muir (Men’s Captain, 2013-14)
Well done to everyone who raced Cuppers on Saturday!
It was great to see so many of you there and we hope you enjoyed the race. The official results can be found on the link below:
Cuppers Results 2013
This is just to remind you that the first event of the Cross Country year is coming up on Saturday the 26th of October. Make sure to turn up at South Parks at 12 p.m. for women and 12:45 p.m. for men for what promises to be a really fun and exciting race!
As mentioned in the last e-mail, no minimum level of ability is required and everyone who comes wins points for their college, so bring along all your friends!
For those of you dreaming of Blues glory, this is the first selection race of the year, so make sure to come!
- wear appropriate clothing for the weather on the day
- show up with enough time to register and warm up
- if you have cross country spikes, bring them (9 mm spikes would be ideal, but you’ll be able to race with any running shoes)
- check the race course.
Also, come along for the pub crawl in the evening – meet at The Lamb and Flag on St Giles at 7.30 p.m..
See you on Saturday!
- REST FOR 30 SECONDS AFTER EXERCISES 3 & 6
- STRIDE 100m BETWEEN EACH EXERCISE
- SHUTTLE RUN IS 10m/20m x 2
- AFTER EXERCISE 9 JOG A WHOLE LAP (1000m) AND THEN REPEAT
- NUMBER OF EXERCISE AT EACH ACTIVITY AND NUMBER OF CIRCUITS DEPENDS ON THE ATHLETES AGE AND FITNESS.
1. Side bend
2. Can can clapping underneath
3. High jumps with knees up
7. Elbows to shoulder height and twist body
8. High knees on spot