8th March 2017



Going around on foot is great. Time spent outdoors in the cool Scottish air is invigorating for the mind, body and soul. You will also help the environment by lowering your carbon footprint. You can run as part of a daily commute, a trip to the shops or as a leisure-time activity. It can be an activity completed multiple times a week or once in a while. There is minimal equipment or cost requirements to run. The freedom this allows is one of its many benefits.

If this hasn’t yet inspired you to pop on your trainers and bounce outside, there are multiple websites explaining the many benefits running (blog) bring. Just click on the hyperlinks to find out more!

New to running? Here are some running tips from the National Health Service (NHS) to get you started.

Want to set a goal? You could try out the Couch to 5k.

Local Route Inspiration

New to the area? Want to explore? Here are a few running routes to get you started.

Check out the St Andrews Interactive Walking and Cycling Map.

Jog or run over the Fife Coastal Path.

A selection of running routes in and around St Andrews. Another good site is here.

Jogging and Running Groups

St Andrews Park Run

A timed, 5km run every Saturday morning at Craigtoun Country Park. Please see their website for further details.

St Andrews Adventure Running Team

For more information, please see this news article.

St Andrews Cross Country Club

The University of St Andrews Cross-Country Club welcomes all levels of runner, from top athletes to beginners looking for running buddies. Offering three training sessions a week with Scottish Athletics qualified coaches, casual runs and core exercise classes, the Club caters for those who wish to compete at the highest level, as well as those looking for a relaxing run after lectures. All the information about the University of St Andrews Cross Country Club can be found here and here.

Fife Athletic Club

Fife Athletic Club caters for runners and athletes of all ages from nine upwards, and abilities: from the complete beginner, to the recreational runner who just wants to keep fit, to athletes who have represented both club and country at international events. Information about the Fife Athletic Club can be found on their website.

This is only the beginning. Pop those shoes on and Go Active!