Hares & Hounds

As one of the oldest sports clubs at the university, the Hares & Hounds aims to bring together all standards of runners, from hardcore competitors to those just looking for some yogging buddies!


We provide flexible training with an experienced coach and friendly banter. Training is on Monday to Thursday at 1730, starting at the Stevenson Building, including easy runs, interval training, hill reps and sprint sessions.

Training isn’t compulsory and you are free to come to whichever session suits you best and go at your own pace. With so many members, there’s always someone there to match you and informal runs are organised all the time by loads of our keen members for anyone interested, and can be as hard or as easy as you like.

We even have our very own Glasgow University 5 Mile Road Race around the Garscube Sports Complex, which averages around 250 runners from many other universities and local clubs. Hares & Hounds participates in all types of races (road, cross country, hill running) and over a variety of distances, so there is sure to be something for you in our calendar. Affiliated with Scottish Athletics and BUCS we compete in races from around the UK and organise some fantastic trips away, this year including our “training” weekend up in the stunning Scottish Highlands.


The Hares & Hounds also has a fantastic social side with a great selection of nights out from bowling and ceilidhs to sub-crawls and Viper nights.

Open to all who are interested, club fees subsidise some transport costs, race entries and as many lunges as your hamstrings can handle. So come along and try one of the most friendly and energetic clubs on campus.

Quotes we live by:

  • “In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished.' There is a lot of satisfaction in that.” - Fred Lebow
  • “The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” - John Bingham
  • “We run, not because we think it is doing us good, but because we enjoy it and cannot help ourselves.” - Sir Roger Bannister
  • "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits, there are no plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” - Bruce Lee
  • “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

Check out our website www.haresandhounds.com.


Club Captain captain-handh@gusa.gla.ac.uk
Women's Captain vicecaptain-handh@gusa.gla.ac.uk
Club Treasurer treasurer-handh@gusa.gla.ac.uk
Club Secretary secretary-handh@gusa.gla.ac.uk