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This year BUCS XC was held in Stirling Scotland at the beginning of February, which meant a whole weekend of travelling and racing. Race day saw typical Scottish conditions with light rain persistent throughout the day. Despite the distance and conditions, the enthusiastic XC runners were deterred, and turned up in their thousands to represent their universities.
The Men’s A-race was first go and featured almost 300 athletes from across the country.» >
The infamous Head of the River race, organised by Reading University Boat Club (RUBC), is the latest sporting event to fall foul of 2014’s adverse weather conditions.
With BUCs fixtures being postponed left, right and centre, and even the programme for Varsity in doubt, the cancellation of the Head of the River race has come as no surprise.
University of Reading Directer of Rowing Will Rand said, “Currently the flow rate on the River Thames is six times the average for this time of year, and there is lots more water upstream of our stretch heading this way.» >Read More »
A wet beginning to 2014 has meant a series of postponements and cancellations for sports teams at Reading University.
BUCs fixtures have been depleted for the first four weeks in a row of the Spring Term so far, whilst the Campus Sport 11-a-side tournament is also suffering from a backlog of fixtures.
The men’s university football teams are yet to play in 2014, although the women did manage a fixture between themselves at SportsPark towards the end of January.» >Read More »
Towards the end of last term on the 23rd November the BUCS rowing calendar kicked off with the BUCS indoor rowing championships.
Students from all across the country, a total of 1600 students, competed by rowing 2km on a rowing machine.
The University of Reading hosted one of the several venues for the event which saw several of the University’s athletes achieve success.
Sam Twine in the men’s heavyweight category came a close second overall in the country with a time of 5.59.8 to the winner’s time of 5.59.0.» >Read More »
A new Astro Turf pitch will be in place on Whiteknights campus for the start of the 2014/2015 academic year.
The announcement has been met with widespread approval with many of those connected to sport at the University of Reading. Among the delighted parties is Josh Cave, the RUSU Student Engagement Officer. He said: “The new STP is a long awaited win for many of our sports teams. It is also great to see the University and the Student Union continuing to work in partnership.» >Read More »