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 2019 Varsity Cross-Country Races will be held on Saturday 7th December, further details can be found on the event website: http://varsityxc.run/
Stay up to date with all the latest Varsity Cross-Country developments with the @OxCamXC Twitter account: https://twitter.com/oxfcamxc?lang=en
Results of the 2018 Varsity Cross-Country Races:
2018 II-IV’s Varsity Results
2018 II-IV’s Race Report
2018 Blues Varsity Results
2018 Blues Race Report
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 Blues I 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: