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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.

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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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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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East Mids Trent Meadows – Race Report

There was a good turnout of runners on the 21st Feb for the final race of the XC season. We got taxis to the race and arrived in ample time to walk the course. The course was one of the wettest courses consisting of large sections of deep puddles and mud which proved challenging during the race.

Trent Meadows XC team

Trent Meadows provided a fantastic end to the season. Both the Men’s and Women’s teams came first.  The men’s team consisted of Tom Wocial (4th), Adam Thorpe (6th), Bruce Beckett (7th), Daniel Leng (8th), Ben Carter (27th), Ewan McLachan (35th) ,  Conor Vale (36th),  Allan Wilson (79th). Members of the women’s team were Megan Gildea (1st), Alice Hughes (3rd), Katie Buckingham (6th) and Hannah Fleet (8th).   Well done everyone and thanks for a great XC season!