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Ten things you DON’T need for a triathlon (promise)

Thinking about giving triathlon a go but not sure if an all-in-one is for you? Fancy a challenge, but your bike has seen better days? Love the idea but worried about the costs of getting all the kit? With the popular Notts Triathlon back on University Park campus on 2 April 2017, the organisers from …

Sign up now for Alumni Sports Challenge 2016!

The Alumni Sports Challenge  is back and going to be bigger than ever! Teams go into this fifth annual Alumni Sports Challenge with the current score at Alumni 2½- Students 1½. Who will win the overall Challenge title? Will Alumni extend their advantage or will the students win the day? Last year was a great …

Top 12 Moments of 2015!

UoN Sport hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We can’t wait to see what the year ahead has in store, so we thought now is a great time to reflect on some of our achievements of 2015. Here are our top 12 moments – one for every month! 1.January – 200 local …

This week’s sporting news

Today, a number of Nottingham alumni will be in action for England Hockey as they take on Germany in the Champions Trophy quarter-finals. Midfielder Nick Catlin and goalkeeper George Pinner, both of Holcombe Hockey Club, and current Economics student Harry Martin have put in some sterling performances so far to help England beat World Champions …

The final two days at the Commonwealths

After the success of Isobel Pooley in the women’s high jump at Hampden Park on Friday night, attention turned to the business end of the squash, hockey and badminton tournaments. Emma Beddoes and her partner Ali Waters had the bronze medal match in the doubles squash against Brown and Grinham of Australia. The English pair …

Commonwealths – Days 7 & 8

Wednesday 30 July In the high jump qualifiers, Biosciences student Isobel Pooley (pictured right) cleared 1.76 metres, 1.81 and 1.85 at the first attempt to qualify for Friday’s final. She will be the only English athlete in the final and if she can reproduce her season’s best jump of 1.91 she should put herself into …

Commonwealths – Days 5 & 6

There was little action for the University athletes on Monday. Only the University NBL (National Badminton League) player Chris Adcock was in action as he took on Malaysia, the number one seeds, as part of the mixed team final. He won his mixed doubles fixture to give England a 1-0 lead, but narrowly lost his …

Sharp-shooting medic wins bronze at Commonwealths

Shooter Rachel Parish, a University of Nottingham graduate, won a bronze medal in the women’s Double Trap yesterday, beating Canada’s Cynthia Myer in a shoot-off. Rachel’s medal success will be all the sweeter after eight years of frustration. She won two medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne but missed out on competing in 2010 …

Commonwealths – Days 2 to 4

With the hockey team resting, and squash and high jump yet to start to the University of Nottingham contingent, attention turns to Paul McCreery in the table tennis. On Friday Ireland comfortably swept aside Vanuatu 3-0, with Paul winning his match 3-0. This set up a knockout tie with fourth seeds Nigeria. Unfortunately Ireland lost …

Day One at the Commonwealths

Current student Paul McCreery (pictured right) kicked off the action in the Table Tennis for Northern Ireland with a solid 3-0 victory (11-8, 12-10, 11-3) against Paul David from Guyana. The next team match against India was a tougher affair with Paul facing former Commonwealth Gold medallist Kamal Achanka from India who is currently ranked …