Athletics is inclusive to all genders and levels of experience, and we welcome enquiries from those with a disability regarding the accessibility of Athletics. The club trains all year round, competing in indoor and outdoor events, against Cambridge in an annual Varsity match and against other universities at BUCS. Athletics also hosts inter-college tournaments.
Our Club | Oxford University Athletics Club
Whether you are looking for something new or are a well seasoned athlete, OUAC welcomes anyone who wishes to come and train with us. The club is currently going from strength to strength and we are always looking for new people to join the team. There is no pressure to come to sessions; the choice as to what you do is entirely up to you! Aside from the training, we have a good social scene which has contributed to the fantastic team atmosphere that currently surrounds the club. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. For the Americans out there athletics means track & field
We have close links with OU Cross Country Club who also enjoy running!
For more details on our club including memberships & training times please visit our club website:
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Inter-College | Cuppers
Cuppers takes on a similar form to a school sports day with athletes scoring points for their college by competing in different events. It provides an opportunity for athletes of all abilities to compete in a relaxed competition against their peers in Oxford. Cuppers also helps the club identify new talent and potential and select teams for fixtures.
Michaelmas cuppers takes place at the end of October, 2 weeks before the Freshers’ match. Athletes who have competed for OUAC in Varsity competition are not allowed to enter an event that they have competed for the university in. This gives Freshers the chance to shine and not feel intimidated in the first athletics event of the year.
Hilary cuppers takes place at the end of February, 2 weeks before the Field Events and Relays match and all athletes are allowed to compete in any event they like.
Although athletes score points for their college there is no need to worry about whether your college has a team or not. Each college is assigned a college rep, who will be sent information about Cuppers and is responsible for informing members of their college about the date and timings of cuppers and, if they wish, they can put those who want to compete in cuppers in touch with each other. You can contact your rep and find out about cuppers info and about who else in your college does athletics at any point in the year. Close to the date of cuppers, timetables will be distributed and you can simply turn up an hour before your event and register to compete; you will automatically score points for your college.