Endurance Running Academy

The University of Edinburgh’s Endurance Running Academy was set up in partnership with Scottish Athletics to provide a performance development programme for athletes competing in middle & long distance track, cross country, road, and mountain running.

Athletes on the programme will be supported with coaching and access to support services (such as physical preparation, physiotherapy, performance psychology, performance nutrition, and performance lifestyle support), and access to sports scholarships.

23/24 Applications

We are seeking applications from both new and returning students for the 2023-24 academic year.

The deadline for applications is 27th August, with initial selections being made the week commencing 28th August.

Minimum Consideration Criteria / Standards for 2023-2024 Season

To be considered for selection it is expected that athletes meet at least one of the following criteria (please note that these are consideration standards and achieving them does not guarantee selection onto the programme depending on your age / stage):

 

  • Represented UK Athletics at track, cross country, road, or mountain running in 2022/23 season
  • Represented BUCS at cross country or track in 2022/23 season
  • Scored BUCS points for the University of Edinburgh at cross country or track 2022/23
  • Represented your Home Countries Athletics Federation (e.g. scottishathletics) at track, cross country, road, or mountain running in 2022/23 season
  • Represented Scottish Universities at cross country or track in 2022/23 season
  • Achieved the following times in 2022/23 season:

 

Distance 800m 1500m 3000m 5000m/5km
Male 1:54 3:55 8:35 15:00
Female 2:10 4:28 9:45 17:25

Pease note that these are minimum consideration standards and achieving them does not guarantee selection onto the programme:

If you have achieved any of the criteria / standards above and would like to be considered for selection into the Endurance Running Academy for the 2023/2024 season, please fill in the following form to confirm your interest and highlight the criteria / standards you have met.

Apply now (external link)

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Pollard (mark.pollard@scottishathletics.org.uk