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UoN Athletics round-up: BUCS Outdoor Championships 2016

By Ailsa Malcolm and Nick Lawrence The British University and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Outdoors Championships 2016, which took place on from Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May at the Bedford International Stadium was great end to the year for UoN Athletics. The day was filled with great performances all round, amazing support and lovely weather. The event saw one …

BUCS Nationals 2016: Sunday round-up

That’s a wrap for us at the 2016 BUCS Nationals! Over 12,000 athletes entered into this year’s Nationals so Sunday’s finals were not just about winning but about celebrating the amazing achievements of all of our athletes. As they now head back to Nottingham, with their medals, new personal bests and once in a life time’s experiences, we look …

BUCS Nationals 2016: Saturday round-up

What a day! Day two of the 2016 BUCS Nationals saw some incredible victories and some nail biting close finishes you’d have to see to believe. With the competitions in full swing across Sheffield, there was something for everyone! Read on to see all of Saturday’s highlights. Judo The day started bright and early at 9.30am at All …

My First England Call Up – Muninder Singh Hayer Blog

When I got my first international call up for the Cerebral Palsy World Games 2015, I was speechless. The feeling was just magical. I had dreamt of this day from when I got involved in sport at the age of eight. I was competing in the F31 club throw event at the Harvey Hadden Sports …

BUCS Nationals – more news from the weekend

This year’s BUCS Nationals event was held in Sheffield and attracted more than 6,000 students from across the country. The University of Nottingham had a particularly successful and entertaining weekend, fielding several teams in a number of different competitions. Here is a summary of the action: Trampoline UoN had fantastic success in terms of involvement …

University of Nottingham Sport strike gold at BUCS Nationals

Event roundup by Sophie Thomas Between Friday 20 and Sunday 22 February 2015, over 150 University of Nottingham students descended on Sheffield to take part in the British Universities Colleges and Schools (BUCS) Nationals, one of the biggest events of the entire championship season. Three Gold medals were won among the nine different sports represented at the …

The road to BUCS Nationals: Katie Snowden

The BUCS Nationals start today, and amongst the many teams and athletes representing Nottingham will be sports scholar Katie Snowden, taking part in the 800m and 1500m events throughout the weekend. With personal best times of 2:03.46 in the 800m and 4:18.71 in the 1500m, Katie hopes to follow her successes in 2013 and 2014. …

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 …

Isobel Pooley wins silver

Biosciences student Isobel Pooley put in a fantastic performance last night in the women’s high jump final at the Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park. She was in fine form in front of a capacity crowd, clearing each successive height at the first attempt and getting herself into medal contention. Her previous lifetime personal best was …

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 …