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 (Rhona Auckland and Andrew Lawler, for example) running for us. We regularly challenge non-university clubs within the Scottish cross-country leagues, and some members even compete internationally.
Below is a training plan for semester one, information on the performance program provided by the sports union, and details of our coach Alister Russell. 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 training schedule.
You can find out more about Performance Sport at the University generally here.
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.
|09/10||Bruntsfield||Hills||East District XC Relays|
|16/10||Meadows||Tempo||East League XC|
|23/10||Observatory Hill||Hills||National XC Relays|
|06/11||Bruntsfield||Hills||Scottish Short Course XC|
|20/11||Observatory Hill||Hills||Scottish Uni’s XC|
|27/11||Meadows||Tempo||Glasgow Uni 5|
|04/12||Bruntsfield||Hills||East District XC|