Athletics

Captain: Emily Lachmann
Subject: Medicine
Year: 3
Proudest Sporting Moment: Getting beaten by two guys wearing a camel suit in the Isle of Man 10km race

Training for athletics and running at Cambridge is organised on a university wide basis. This makes the sport a great way to meet lots of people at different colleges. Field athletes and sprinters train with CUAC (Cambridge university athletics club) and long distance runners with the cross country running club: CUHH (Cambridge University Hare and Hounds). Middle distance runners can train with either/ both groups, depending what type of training they prefer.

For more information about the clubs and the training they organise you can visit their websites: cuhh.soc.srcf.net and www.cuac.org.uk

If you are a serious competitive athlete you may well have found these clubs already (if you haven't I would recommend looking at the websites). However CUHH cater for all running abilities and more casual runners are very welcome. There is an easy running group who organise several runs a week and a Tea Run every Friday: an easy 30 mins running followed by snacks at someone's college.

There is also a college league consisting of several races throughout the year (on Saturdays), where you compete for your college. Girton won last year by recruiting many runners of all abilities. As the biggest college it would be great if as Trinity we could do the same. Even if you only go for an occasional jog you are very welcome to race and help to score points for Trinity.

Running is also a very special sport at Cambridge in that anyone can compete in Varsity against Oxford (at the end of Michaelmas term). As well as the selected teams there is a "mob match" which anyone can run in no matter their ability. This is a fantastic opportunity: to compete for your university and to experience the great atmosphere that accompanies the Varsity match. 

If you have any questions, please contact me at athletics@trinityfieldclub.net!