Welcome to the Oxford University Cross Country Club – one of Oxford’s ‘Full Blue’ sports. OUCCC caters for those who just like to run socially to athletes competing at a national and international level.
In Michaelmas and Hilary we focus on cross-country, while in Trinity we join with our sister club OUAC and compete on the track (over middle distance, long distance and steeplechase). Highlights of the club year include our Varsity match against Cambridge, BUCS (British University and College Sports) Cross-Country Championships and inter-university relays. All these competitions are open for anyone of any level to compete in, whether you are aiming for a Full Blue or a fun day out (but mainly to beat the Tabs [Cambridge]).
OUCCC County Updates (to be updated as results filter through the lonely Webmaster)
South-Wests, Bicton – OUCCC had a huge force on show at the SWs at hilly Bicton. Dan Mulyran and James Sewry competed admirably for Dorset in a combined Under 20 and Senior’s race over 9.1 hilly kms, whilst a slightly off-colour Miles fought hard a little way back in the field. One of his Bristol and West compadres, Will Christofi, performed superbly to finish in 5th position in the Seniors: it’s clear to see that this year should be a good one for the young pretender. His other Bristol and West teammate, Adam Speake, finished further back in (something like) 15th place. Meanwhile, legend has it that a certain Mr Jamie Parkinson had got lost on a run he’d started in Dartmoor and seen the signs for the race that morning. Sourcing running spikes (to which he’d only recently been introduced), Jamie became well-known during the race under his other name: “Who-on-earth-is-that”, sticking with the front runners, before unleashing a burst up one of the final hills to win the South West County champs. Well ran to everyone from the club, an excellent showing.
The Webmaster awaits further reports…
By our reckoning, Miles Hocking Chandler is the youngest person to be awarded a Full Blue this academic year (potentially the youngest current Oxford Blue). He is also the first Fresher of the 2014 intake to gain a Blue. Congratulations Miles!
(He is found below, on the left. Next to Miles.)
Full report to follow.
Results: (or on Power of 10)
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Results for all three Varsity races at Wimbledon this year are packed into this one post… which is hot off the press (depending on the date on which you read this).