On Saturday the University of Nottingham’s athletics club organised its annual fresher’s relays. The event allows newcomers into the club to participate in a friendly race with the aim to get to know other members of the athletics club. Roughly 40 people turned up to the event with 27 in total racing. Everyone was divided into 6 teams of four and 1 team of three. Every runner was provided with a race-card and had to position themselves within the team.
The relay was approximately 1.85km and varied from a flat uneven terrain around the main lake in Wollaton Park, to a moderate incline towards Wollaton Hall.
Every runner performed exceptionally during the relay. Team 7, consisting of Alex Bradford, Emily Doswell and Jack Millar were the eventual winners in a combined time of 27 minutes and 21 seconds with Team 3 not far behind on 28 minutes and 7 seconds. In terms of individual performance there were some outstanding runs. For the men’s relay Jack Millar produced the best time of 6 minutes 5 seconds, Adam Houchell was the fastest male newcomer on 6 minutes and 8 seconds, Thomas Wocial also produced a fantastic time of 6 minutes 12 seconds. For the female relay, the overall winner was newcomer Aubree Piepmeier with a brilliant time of 6 minutes 45 seconds. Katie Buckingham was second on exactly 7 minutes and Sarah Owens was third in a time of 7 minutes and 23 seconds.
You can check out photos from the race at our Instagram
– Charlie Morris
And a big shout out to our Home Fixture Captains, Emily Woodford & Charlie Morris, for organizing a great afternoon!