The British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Cross Country Championships is the highlight of Hilary Term for the Club – a chance for OUCCC to put all the hard work training into racing against other universities.
Also a chance for a fun trip out, 2018’s BUCS Championships was hosted by Brunel university in Hillingdon. It was a fantastic day out for Oxford, with the men winning bronze medals in both the A and B races, and the women finishing 5th in their race.
The men were also team medallists in 2001 and 2011 – mixing it among Loughborough, Birmingham and St Mary’s. In terms of races, there are three long-course races: an A-race for the men with a team of six (four to score), and an a B-race with any other men wishing to run (four to score for a team again), and the women have a single race in which anyone can compete (three to score).