The Varsity Match

The annual Varsity Match against Cambridge is divided into two days of events: II-IV’s Varsity on Saturday of 7th Week and Blues’ Varsity on Saturday of 8th Week. The II-IV’s Match venue alternates between Oxford and Cambridge. A report of 2018’s II-IV’s event can be found here. The Blues’ (first team) Match is held on Wimbledon Common, which provides mud, flat paths, the water splash and the ‘Butts’.

Results of the 2018 Varsity Cross-Country Races:

2018 II-IV’s Varsity Results

2018 II-IV’s Race Report

2018 Blues Varsity Results

The 2018 II-IV’s Varsity Cross-Country races took place at St Neots on Saturday 24th November. Oxford won the Men’s II’s race, as well as both the Women’s III’s (Mob) and the Men’s IV’s (Mob) races, leaving the dark blues leading the series 3-2, heading into the Blues Varsity races on Saturday 1st December. Here the Oxford men defended their title from last year, resulting in an overall 4-3 win for Oxford in the 2018 Varsity Cross-Country Series.

In the Blues’ Match, both the men’s and women’s teams are composed of eight runners (six to score).
At II-IV’s Varsity, the Men’s IIs and IIIs each contain eight people, six to score, and the Women’s IIs contains eight runners, six to score.

The Men’s IVs and Women’s IIIs are run as ‘Mob Matches’, with the number of scorers for each team being equal to the size of the smallest team, provided this is greater than 20 for the men, and ten for the women.

Previous Race Reports:

2018 II-IV’s | 2017 Blues | 2017 II-IV’s | 2016 Blues | 2016 II-IV’s

Below is some footage from previous events: