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Ed Pricketts 2016 – Race Report

Little bit late with this one, sorry everyone! – Dan

On the 5th March 2016, the University of Nottingham Athletics Club (UoN AC) hosted the 12th annual Ed Prickett relays to raise funds for the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund (RPMF), raising £150 in total. This race is a memorial to the University of Nottingham athlete Ed Prickett who was sadly killed in a road traffic accident whist at the British Universities Tack Championships.

This race is renowned for being a tough course, with the dreaded Keighton Hill towards the end of the run. Sadly the race route was altered this year, due to works around the lake but this did not seem to put off athletes with over 170 runners and 51 teams this was another successful year for the University’s Athletics club. Teams came from all around the country with university teams which included Durham, Birmingham and Loughborough.

There were some fantastic times throughout the day! The fastest male runner “Jack Hallas” of Hurricane Heroes, completed the course in a time of 9 minutes 32. In the female race we had joint winners with Jo Hickman-Dunn and Chloe Richardson both from Loughborough A, completing the course in 11 minutes 21 seconds. Our own members performed excellent as well, special mention goes to Josh Bull who was the 6th placed male and completed the course in a time of 9:46 and also to Maddie Garner who finished as the 9th female with a time of 12:39.

Loughborough performed brilliantly throughout the day winning both the male and the female team races, with their first teams finishing in times of 39:17 (4 legs) and 34:32 (3 legs) respectively. UoN Triathlon A came first in the inter-mural sport (IMS) category with a time of 46:32. In the mixed team category Team Ellen came first in a time of 47:58.

We would like to thank everyone for attending; we hope that everyone enjoyed the race as much as we enjoyed organising it. A new “Home Fixtures” team consisting of Allan Wilson and Rea Steinberger will now have the responsibility of organising the next Ed Prickett Relays, we wish them the best of luck and an even better day next year!

Hope everybody enjoyed the day!

Charlie Morris and Emily Woodford

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Emily & Charlie with Peter & Sarah Prickett

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Steel Cup 2016 – Race Report

On 10th February, a week before BUCS Indoors, 14 of our athletes traveled to Sheffield to run in Sheffield Hallam’s event, the Steel Cup. The points-based event played host to many universities, with Nottingham placing 10th overall.

Women competing were: Ailsa Malcolm (200m), Victoria Reeves (200m), Katie Buckingham (800m), Beth Mortiboy (Triple Jump)

Men competing were: Olumide Ogunseitan (60m, Relay), Pierre Walker (60m, 200m, Relay),  Seb Mathewson (60m, Long Jump, Relay), Nicholas Law (60m), Makun Madar (200m, 400m, Relay), Alex Bradford (1500m), Jack Millar (3000m), Thomas Wocial (3000m), Harry Ellis (Long Jump)

University of Nottingham Athletics Club Steel Cup 2016

Special mentions to:

  • Ailsa Malcolm, setting a new personal best of 27.93s in the 200m;
  • Olumide Ogunseitan coming 3rd overall with a time of 7.13s in the 60m
  • Beth Mortiboy, coming 2nd overall with a jump of 11.45;
  • Pierre Walker, with a new indoor 200m personal best of 23.07s, as well as winning his 60m race;
  • Makun Madar, for putting in a real shift, competing in the 200m, 400m and the relay
  • Jack Millar and Thomas Wocial, running their first 3000m indoors, both setting new personal bests.
  • Men’s 4x200m relay team who came a very close 2nd in their race.

All the best to all the runners competing in BUCS Indoors!

Videos from the Steel Cup are now also available on our Youtube channel!


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Leeds Relays – Race Report

The final XC race of 2015 was the XC relays at Leeds. 25 of us took the long coach journey up to leads to complete the 3.2km relay course. The men were in teams of 4 and the women were in teams of 3. Although the weather was dry but windy, the course was extremely muddy from previous rain which led to difficult racing conditions.

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The competition at this race was fierce but despite this we still managed to achieve respectable results. Again, the girls did especially well with Chloe Bird (8th), Aubree Piepmeier (9th) and Beth Neal (13th). The male race was particularly tough with the male team  ‘A’ finishing 28th. This team included Jack Millar (19th), Alex Bradford (27th),  Adam Thorpe (28th) and Jack Allison (31st). Well done to everyone that came along and raced!

Results: http://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=155906&pagenum=1


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University Relays Manchester – Race Report

On Saturday 24th October, 30 Athletes travelled to Manchester to compete in the Manchester University XC relays. The women were split into teams of 3 and the men were split into teams of 6. Each competitor had to complete the 3km cross country circuit. We entered 4 teams for the women and 3 teams for the men.

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The rain cleared just as the race started which provided good racing conditions even if it was a bit muddy underfoot. Yet again there were brilliant performances all around by Uon Athletics Club with Aubree Piepmeier coming 2nd women overall. The womens A team comprising of Aubree Piepmeier (10:18), Chloe Bird (10:58) and Aoife Thorogood (10:57) came 3rd womens team overall. The womens B team came an impressive 17th overall and the womens D and C teams came 25th and 26th respectively.

The men’s teams did impressively too. With the Mens A team (Alex Bradford, Daniel Leng, Will Patterson, Tom Wocial, Sam Broomhead and Jack Millar) came 23rd out of 63 teams. The mens B team came 35th and Mens C team came 49th.

A fantastic turnout from the University of Nottingham Athletics Club. We hope to see all the runners back for the next XC race!

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Manchester-Relays-Team-Results


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Freshers Relays – Race Report

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.

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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

Freshers Relay Full Results

– Charlie Morris

And a big shout out to our Home Fixture Captains, Emily Woodford & Charlie Morris, for organizing a great afternoon!