Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Athletic Union (AU) at the University of St Andrews plays a vital role in the lives of many students.  It provides support for the University’s many sports clubs, from the powerful and well-known (Golf, Rugby) to the smaller or more unusual (Archery, Korfball). It also runs countless leagues and tournaments such as the evening six-aside football which is a...
Training for long distance running is a minefield. In most cases, the chances of an injury are as high as 80 per cent. Sports like golf and tennis involve having a coach to instruct proper technique. Running shouldn’t be different. We can all run, but not correctly. Technique improves with practice but often that plateaus and can sometimes deteriorate. Shin...
On 3rd September the sports centre opened for preseason training. It is the 5th year that the Atheltic Union has run this week, and 2012’s success has been unbridled, with over 520 students from 23 sports choosing to come back early to ensure that they are in ideal shape to take on the upcoming university sports season. Usually, if as...

Will Glasgow flourish?

Andrew McQuillan asks whether Glasgow will successfully host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
It's not often that someone from St Andrews rises to the very top of their sport: Andrew Lemoncello was brought up on Tail End and sea air, and is now competing for a spot at the 2012 Olympics. He was kind enough to speak to the Saint about his experiences in St Andrews, and his hopes for the summer...
Joe Ives gives his post-marathon rundown
In a weekend packed with sport, James Gray highlights the Olympic trials for London 2012. Royal Ascot, the rugby Tests in the southern hemisphere, Australia playing Ireland in the cricket, oh and the Euro quarter finals...there is so much sport this weekend, I could hardly blame you for missing the fact that this weekend sees the United Kingdom's leading athletes...
“Breaking the two-hour marathon barrier is impossible. Everyone knows that. History knows it. Science knows it. Anyone in their right mind knows it. It’s crazy. Nobody can run that fast for that long. So, we’re doing it.” These words, taken from the advert for Nike’s Breaking2 project epitomise the magnitude of the challenge facing Eliud Kipchoge, Zersenay Tadese and Lelisa...
The Sports Centre has re-opened following the completion of the first phase of their extensive redevelopment programme.
Former editor of The Saint Richard Browne reports on Russia's capability as a host for major sporting events.