This website used to be the home of the Oxon AA who organise County Championships and select county teams for national, regional, inter-county championships and events.
There are 19 Athletics & Road Running Clubs affiliated to the OxonAA. These clubs cater for all ages and standards. The main disciplines are:
- Track and Field
- Road Running
- Cross Country
The benefits of joining an athletics club
Everyone knows that joining an athletics club is a great way to get into shape, but it also can benefit almost every part of your body too and lift your mood.
Believe it or not, running is a great way to increase your overall level of health too.
If you give credence to a school of evolutionary thinking, then going for a run is fundamental to the human species.
Research shows that running can raise your levels of good cholesterol while also helping you increase lung function and use.
Runners live longer than those who don’t run.
The runner’s high is real: Mounting research shows that when we run, our brains pump out endocannabinoids that keep runners happy—and hooked.
In addition, running can also boost your immune system and lower your risk of developing blood clots.
You may not have perfect form yet, but you already know how to place one foot in front of the other and settle into a comfortable pace.
Whether it's your favorite part of the day or something you have to push yourself through, the benefits of running are undeniable.