UCLan Sport's Athletics team have announced a tie up with Preston Harriers Athletics Club.
The link will allow UCLan athletes to gain access to regular professional coaching with a view to improving results in a variety of competitions.
Spokesman Michael Smith says it's a massive move for the club: "We've been trying to link up for a number of years and I'm delighted we've been able come to an agreement. Our athletes will now be able to receive top class coaching and hopefully we'll see the benefits during the BUCS season.
"We started well last weekend with a strong performance in a relay style cross country event in Manchester. For the first time in the club's history we were able to field a women’s team as well as two men's. Our next race is in Edinburgh during November and we'll be competing across a variety of disciplines throughout the season."
For further information on UCLan Athletics club please email Michael.