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BUCS Outdoors 2016 – Race Report

BUCS Outdoors was great end to the year for UoN Athletics, with great performances all round, amazing support and lovely weather. The event saw a massive team of 25 athletes turn out to compete, and despite the early Saturday start the energy and enthusiasm of our athletes never dropped throughout the three days.

There were some amazing performances across both track and field events, and despite the extremely tough competition we had several finalists deserving of a special mention:

– Aubree Peipmeier 5th place in 5000m finals

– Beth Mortiboy 4th place in Triple Jump

– Gavin Lock, Pierre Walker, Makun Madar and Adam Thorpe in the 4×400 relay final

– Nick Lawrence, Pierre Walker, Olu Ogunseitan and Seb Mathewson who would’ve finished 6th in the 4×100 relay final, despite an unfortunate DQ it was a great performance.

bucs outdoors

Also massive congratulations to everyone who competed:

Olumide Ogunseitan, Pierre Walker, Makun Madar, Gavin Lock, Adam Thorpe, Jack Allison, Adam Houchell, Alex Zinal Bradford, Jack Millar, Seb Mathewson, Harry Ellis,
Nick Lawrence.
Grace Elvin, Ailsa Malcolm, Katie Buckingham, Katie Clubb, Victoria Reeves, Charlotte Sadler, Megan Gildea, Aubree Piepmeier, Donelle Arulanandam, Beth Mortiboy, Chloe Bird.

There were amazing performances from everyone and overall a great weekend!

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BUCS Indoors 19th – 21st Feb 2016

BUCS Indoors saw 21 University of Nottingham athletes compete in a range of track and field events, followed by the strong support in the stands, all wearing the green and gold. The indoor based event, hosted in the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, played host to some of the nation’s best athletes coming from over a 100 universities nationwide.

There were great performances from every Nottingham University athlete, which included several semi-final qualifications and five athletes qualify for finals and an abundance of personal bests!

Unfortunately, our high jumper Emma Lowry suffered what looked like a severe Achilles injury, forcing early withdrawal from the final; on behalf of all of us at the club we wish her a speedy recovery!

A massive well done to everyone who competed! #GreenAndGold

BUCS Indoors team

Men competing were: Olumide Ogunseitan (60m, Relay), Steven O’Hara (60m, 200m, Relay), Pierre Walker (200m, Relay), Makun Madar (400m, Relay), Jack Allison (800m), Alex Bradford (1500m), Will Patterson (1500m), Josh Bull (3000m), Jack Millar (3000m)

Women competing were: Grace Clifford (60m), Becca Hall(200m, Relay), Ailsa Malcolm (200m, Relay), Vicky Reeves(400m, Relay), Charlotte Sadler (400m, Relay), Katie Clubb (800m), Katie Buckingham (800m), Aubree Piepmeier (3000m),  Emma Lowry (High Jump), Maike Chapel (High Jump), Donelle Arulanandam (Long Jump), Beth Mortiboy (Triple Jump)

Special mentions to:

  • Aubree Piepmeier coming 4th in her 3000m final
  • Beth Mortiboy placing 8th in the final of the women’s triple jump
  • Josh Bull coming in 10th in the final of the men’s 3000m
  • Donelle Arulanandam placing 12th in the final of the women’s long jump
  • Emma Lowry coming 4th in the final of the high jump
  • Ailsa Malcolm qualifying for the semi-final of the 200m with a new pb of 27.63s
  • Pierre Walker for qualifying for the semi-final of the 200m
  • Olu Ogunseitan for qualifying for the semi-final of the 60m

 


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BUCS XC 2016 – Race Report

On the 5th of February, 48 athletes travelled down to Gloucester to take part in the marquee event of the cross country calendar: BUCS (British University XC Championships)!! After travelling down by coach on the Friday we stayed at a hotel and had a relaxing evening.

On Saturday we travelled to the BUCS XC course, which was very flat and torrential rain all day had created a completely waterlogged and extremely muddy course. There were three separate races; a men’s A race of 10km, a men’s B race of 7km and a women’s race of 6km. Our representatives for the men’s A race were Josh Bull, Jack Millar, Alistair Nelson, Adam Thorpe, Alex Bradford and Thomas Wocial. Despite the weather, everyone gave their all and it was shown with some excellent performances. Special mention to Josh Bull (62nd), Jack Millar (106th) and Alastair Nelson (112th) in the men’s A race and in the women’s race, Aubree Piepmeier (34th), Chloe Bird (61st) and Jessica Heyward-Chaplin (143rd). Finally in the men’s B race Adam Houchell (126th), Daniel Leng (132nd) and Bruce Beckett (154th)!

University of Nottingham Athletics Club BUCS 2016 teamThe trip was wrapped up with an enjoyable social in Cheltenham.

Big thanks to everyone who turned up and represented the University, and we will hopefully see many of you again at BUCS next year.

You can check out more photos from the day on our Instagram