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. The Blues’ (first team) Match is held on Wimbledon Common, which provides mud, flat paths, the water splash and the ‘Butts’.

The 2022 Varsity Cross-Country Races will be held on Saturday 3rd December, further details can be found on the event website:

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Results of the 2021 Varsity Cross-Country Races:

2021 II-IV’s Varsity Results

2021 II-IV’s Race Report

2021 Blues Varsity Results

2021 Blues Race Report

The 2021 II-IV’s Varsity Cross-Country races took place at St Neots on Saturday 27th November. Oxford won all the Men’s races, as well as both the Women’s races, leaving the dark blues leading the series 5-0, heading into the Blues Varsity races on Saturday 4th December. Here the Oxford women won in a tight race, however the Cambridge Men were too strong for our team. The Oxford Old Gits turned out a strong team leading to another Oxford win and resulting in an overall 7-1 win for Oxford in the 2021 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:

2021 Blues | 2021 II-IV’s | 2019 II-IV’s2018 Blues | 2018 II-IV’s | 2017 Blues | 2017 II-IV’s | 2016 Blues | 2016 II-IV’s

The full set of results from all the previous editions of the Blues Varsity Cross-Country Races can be found here: VarsityXC-HistoricResults.

Below is some footage from previous events: