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Cross Country

Leeds University cross country and road running club. For all abilities.
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Welcome to the Leeds University Union Cross Country Club page!
From beginner to elite level, LUUCCC welcome all running abilities. In the past we have enabled athletes new to the sport to realise their potential and represent their country. Alongside cross country, we incorporate a wide variety of disciplines, including road racing, fell racing and middle/long-distance track events. The club also has strong links with the orienteering and athletics societies, enabling athletes to vary training and racing. Twice a week sessions are led by an experienced coach, Greg, complemented with group running throughout the week.

Some of our team train every day and others once a week, so you can do as much or as little as you want. The club committee is more than happy to help answer any of your questions!

Committee

Club Captain
Nathan Marsh um14nsm@leeds.ac.uk                  

Men's Captain  
Robbie Lightowler lightowlerdr@gmail.com

Women's Captain
Megan Walker

Club Secretary
Kai Sunman

Club Treasurer
Hannah Cox

Kit Secretary
Francesca Picucci

Social Secretary 
Angharad Pryce
Rian McCawley
John Tayleur mm14jt@leeds.ac.uk

Social Media Secretary
Madelaine Dodd madelainedodd3@gmail.com

Press Secretary
Joe Walton
Will Monaghan

Leeds Relay Secretary
Beth Garland um14bg@leeds.ac.uk
Joe Walton

General Committee Members
Sophie Lee
Maria Herbert
Andy Kershaw mm15apk@leeds.ac.uk
Emma Beckwith bn14e4b@leeds.ac.uk

Teams

We don't limit on the number of people and teams we can enter for races, so we encourage everybody to get involved as the social side is just as important. 

Competition

University Relays series: Manchester, Edinburgh, Leeds (hosted by us), Nottingham and possibly one or two other university races.

We participate in Varsity against Leeds Beckett in January and compete in BUCS in Feburary.

We aim to have a big presence locally and successfully compete in the Peco XC League, Leeds Abbey Dash, local fell races and Leeds Half Marathon. Some of our athletes also compete in the track & field BUCS in May. With a lot of potential in the club including several international and top-ranked UK athletes, we are aiming to have yet another successful year with strong individual and team performances and medals.

                                                                                                                   

Hopes for season ahead

We are a Gryphon sponsored club, part of the University's sport development program, and enjoy the benefits associated with this, a reflection on the high standard of results we have achieved over the past few years. Last year our men's team were very close to medalling at BUCS and we are hopeful that we can go one better this year!

Training

  • Monday 6.30pm - 3, 5, 7 or 9 mile road run from Cromer Terrace Gym (by the Union) around Leeds
  • Tuesday 6.30pm - Grass session at Bodington with our coach Greg Hull. Meet at Sainsbury's in Headingley at 6.10pm
  • Wednesday - Rest or own run - check Facebook group. 
  • Thursday 6:30pm - Winter: Tempo run at Weetwood* or hill session near campus** with Greg. Summer: Track reps at Leeds Beckett track*. *Meet at Sainsbury's in Headingley at 6.10pm; **meet at Cromer Terrace at 6:15pm. Check Facebook or emails for this week's session.
  • Friday - Rest or own run - check Facebook group
  • Saturday 10.00am - Third training session (check Facebook group for location) if no race. Alternatively Parkrun in Hyde Park (for more information see http://www.parkrun.org.uk/leeds/home)
  • Sunday 10.00am - Long run, usually between an 60 and 90 minutes from the Skyrack pub in Headingley

On days when there is no training scheduled, there is almost always someone running if you don't want to go by yourself! Just post or reply to posts on the Facebook page for running buddies. 

Insurance

Please be aware that you do not have personal accident insurance cover related to this activity.  If you would like any cover, please seek this individually.  Here are some providers that you can enquire with:


For further information or queries, please contact the committee.

Contact Us

Nathan Marsh, Club Captain/President.

um14nsm@leeds.ac.uk

www.leedsgryphons.com/crosscountry 

Join our Facebook Group: University of Leeds Cross Country http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=37111715832

 

Useful documents

  • Social Guidelines

    Should you be running a social, check out the guidelines for events you run.

Training Monday 6.30pm - 3, 5, 7 or 9 mile road run from Cromer Terrace Gym (by the Union) around Leeds Tuesday 6.30pm - Grass session at Bodington with our coach Greg Hull. Meet at Sainsbury's in Headingley at 6.10pm Wednesday - Rest or own run - check Facebook group. Thursday 6:30pm - Winter: Tempo run at Weetwood* or hill session near campus** with Greg. Summer: Track reps at Leeds Beckett track*. *Meet at Sainsbury's in Headingley at 6.10pm; **meet at Cromer Terrace at 6:15pm. Check Facebook or emails for this week's session. Friday - Rest or own run - check Facebook group Saturday 10.00am - Third training session (check Facebook group for location) if no race. Alternatively Parkrun in Hyde Park (for more information see http://www.parkrun.org.uk/leeds/home) Sunday 10.00am - Long run, usually between an 60 and 90 minutes from the Skyrack pub in Headingley On days when there is no training scheduled, there is almost always someone running if you don't want to go by yourself! Just post or reply to posts on the Facebook page for running buddies. Next events are Leeds Relays on 3rd December and Christmas Dinner on 6th December Keep your eyes peeled for more events coming up!


 

General Committee

Events

President

Men's Captain

Social Media Secretary

Treasurer

Women's Captain

Social Secretary

Events Secretary

Secretary

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