SS Cross Country comprises of all of the long distance running events – cross country, hill and road racing.
The main league within our programme is the Winter League Series. This comprises of a series of races across Scotland that are organised by individual universities or colleges. The races offer a supportive and encouraging environment for everyone to compete in – whether you are a beginner or a well-seasoned XC runner! For more information on the Winter League series please see below. Alongside the league series, SS Cross Country also hosts numerous Championship events across all 3 disciplines and competes as a National Squad in the Inter-Districts.
For more information about the races on offer at your University/College please get in touch with your Institution’s Cross Country Club or contact the SS Cross Country Chair on the following details:
Sport Chair: Katie Lowery
Governing body: Scottish Athletics
Upcoming Cross Country Events
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Meet your Sports Chair
Katie got into running when she was 13 years old when a friend’s dad took her to the local athletics club – Macclesfield Harriers. Katie had great fun trying all the disciplines and has a pretty impressive long jump PB for a distance runner! Since joining University of Edinburgh, Katie realised how many types of distance running there are and has since enjoyed testing herself on the track, hills, cross country and road.
Katie graduated her undergraduate degree in Mathematics in 2020 is now studying a Master’s degree in Carbon Management, also at University of Edinburgh. She plans to keep up running as the running community is one big family where everyone is friends and supports each other.
Katie says: “Being part of a team is wonderful – being there to support each other, compete with each other and socialise together gives a massive sense of belonging. This is why I would encourage everyone to get involved in a sports team when they join university or college!”
Governing Body of Sport