Performance Running

Our ethos is to cater for all abilities, and this includes top level performance runners. The Haries are a club competing at a high standard with top level athletes running for us. We regularly challenge non-university clubs within the Scottish cross-country leagues, and some members even compete internationally.

National XC Relay Champions 2016

Below you will find a training plan for semester one (published August 2017), information on the performance program provided by the sports union, and details of our coach Alister Russell who sets the sessions. If you already train at home and are making the transition to university running, Alister is more than happy to work with you and your home coach to make sure you get the most out of the training schedule.

You can find out more about Performance Sport at the University generally here.

Our Coach

Alister has been coaching for over 20 years, and has been coaching professionally since 2003. He holds a BSc(hons) in Sports Science, and is a British Athletics Level 3 Endurance Coach and a British Triathlon Federation Level 3 Coach. He is a TriathlonScotland coach education tutor and has been designated as the TriathlonScotland run training specialist.
Alister has worked with athletes ranging from beginners to Olympic medalists and has worked in UK, US, Canada, Singapore and Switzerland.

Training Plan

Date Location Session Race
25/09 Arthur’s Seat Hills
02/10 Meadows Tempo
09/10 Bruntsfield Hills East District XC Relays
16/10 Meadows Tempo East League XC
23/10 Observatory Hill Hills National XC Relays
30/10 Meadows Tempo Alan Scallies
06/11 Bruntsfield Hills Scottish Short Course XC
13/11 Meadows Tempo Braids XC
20/11 Observatory Hill Hills Scottish Uni’s XC
27/11 Meadows Tempo Glasgow Uni 5
04/12 Bruntsfield Hills East District XC
11/12 Meadows Tempo