Athletics and Cross Country

The Athletics and Cross-country club welcomes athletes of all abilities and disciplines to enjoy training, competing and socialising in a friendly social atmosphere.

Athletics

Training

Athletics and Cross country is a great opportunity for athletes to get involved to compete at a high level or to improve your fitness. Training at the harriers is held at least twice a week, with a range of events available including sprinting, middle and long distance to throwing and jumping. 

We train with Liverpool Harriers & AC at Wavertree track in Wavertree park.

Training nights:

Tuesday and Thursday; 

Sprinters group 1: 6-7pm 
Sprinters group 2: 6-7.30pm 
Long distance: 6.30-7.30pm 
High jump: only Tuesdays 6.30-7.30pm

Throws: Times are variable, please contact one of us for further information

Each session costs £2 payable in the clubhouse and £35 for a years membership to the club and the AU. 

Competition

Our main competitions throughout the year are the BUCS, for the track there is an indoor and outdoor event in the summer, and the cross country BUCS takes place in winter.

In 2012, the BUCS was held at the Olympic Stadium in London, used as a warm up for the actual Olympics! Competing in these high quality athletic events certainly provides great opportunities and experiences. There are also many low key competitions throughout the year in both track and XC that anyone can enter. 

Social

In addition to attending the monthly AU nights with fancy dress, we will welcome the new members with a team-welcoming social. Seasonal events will take place such as Christmas meals and organising further socials that include nights out and meals.

A weekly 5K run held at Princes Park ever Saturday called Parkrun is frequently attended by over 150 people for all abilities.