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Athletics and Cross Country

Welcome to St George's Hospital Athletics Club!

Whether you're a weekend jogger, Olympic marathon runner or club sprinter, we have something for you. We offer running and athletics for fun, fitness and competition - a great way of keeping fit, getting to know new people and 'enjoying' a race or two.

We offer:

  • Easy group social runs on Saturday mornings, along with runners from clubs such as rowing,hockey and swimming
  • Circuit training led by a qualified gym instructor
  •  Runs in some of South London's best green spaces including Wimbledon Common, Clapham Common, Wandsworth Common, Mitcham Common, Battersea Park & Brockwell Park
  • Trips to our local Parkrun on Tooting Common - really simple and really inclusive
  • Track & Field training through our partnerhip with local club Herne Hill Harriers
  •  5 cross - country races against all the London Universities - all standards welcome, just prepare to get muddy
  • Indoor track & field championships in November, including the United Hospitals Athletics Championships in its 150th year 
  •  3 outdoor track & field meets in the spring
  • The chance to compete at BUCS for the University of London

  A London Colleges League race on Mitcham Common:

  The United Hospitals shield, first won by St George's in 1868:


We're really keen to get loads of people running and welcome everyone from other sports. Running is a great way of improving your fitness for football, hockey, rugby or rowing so come along to any of our sessions.

No matter your speed, you won't get left behind and there'll always be someone to run with. To find out more, have a look at our Facebook page, join our groups on Facebook and Strava, and follow us on Instagram & Twitter:

Facebook page:

Facebook group:





A SGHAC team winning the UH shield in the early 1900s:



  • Athletics and Cross Country Standard Membership£0.00
  • Athletics and Cross Country Competition Subs£20.00
  • Athletics and Cross Country Social Subs£5.00
  • Athletics and Cross Country Competition top-up£15.00


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