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.
It was Exeter University’s turn to host the BUCS Cross-Country Championships in 2019. The Oxford men put in an impressive team performance, defending their 2018 bronze medal in the A race, and the Oxford women improved on their 2018 result to finish as 4th team. OUCCC Women’s Vice-Captain, Floren Scrafton, tells all in her in-depth race report of the 2019 BUCS XC Championships, which can be read here. The 2018 BUCS Championships was hosted by Brunel University in Hillingdon, where the men won bronze medals in both the A and B races, and the women finished 5th in their race.
The men were also team medallists in 2011 and 2001 – 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).
Previous BUCS Cross-Country Championships race reports:
2019 | 2017