‘I really regret that run.  Said no one.  Ever’

Who plays? There are currently 12 Universities and Colleges participating in our cross-country programme.

What is there? Scottish Students Cross Country Championships in early December – both individual and team. The Scottish Universities Team is subsequently selected to compete against some of the best runners in the world in the televised Great Edinburgh Cross Country, in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh. Additionally, there are annual fixtures hosted by Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Heriot-Watt Universities. In addition, many Institutions provide running and jogging groups on a non-competitive basis, to promote physical activity and keep fit in partnership with jogscotland.

When does all this happen? All the events are generally on the weekends and spaced throughout the course of the academic year.

Sport Chair: Sophie Collins


Governing Body:

Scottish Athletics

For all British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) fixtures, results and leagues please visit the BUCS website.

SS Cross Country Winter Series 1819 

Six events hosted for students are included in the Scottish Student Cross Country Winter League. Each athlete’s overall score is calculated from the 3 best performances within these designated races. make sure you enter to be in with a chance of being the overall winner!

The final 2018-2019 Series Standings can be found HERE. Congratulations to University of St Andrews student, Kevin Wood, and University of Edinburgh student, Amy Frankland, for placing first overall!

Chariots of Fire 5km Beach Race                 29/09/2018

Stirling Freshers’ Race                                    10/10/2018

Cross Country Championships                      03/11/2018

Braid Hills Race (5km and 10km)                  17/11/2018

Glasgow 5 Mile Road Race                               16/02/2019

Heriot Watt Round the Grounds                     23/03/2019

SS Cross Country National Squad representation

The Scottish Students team is selected following results from the SSS championships. Placings at this race will determine the team that will compete in the Stirling Inter-District XC on the 12th January 2019, as per the SS Cross Country National Squad selection policy.

Congratulations to all runners in the 2019 Scottish Student Cross Country National Squads! You can find the results on the event page HERE