2016-2017 Race Results and Reports

2017 Men's Triathlon Varsity

Cambridge Blues Team   +15:23

Oxford Blues Team (WIN)   3:02:57

2017 Women's Triathlon Varsity

Oxford Blues Team (WIN)   3:17:50

Cambridge Blues Team   +33:04

2017 Men's Duathlon Varsity

Oxford Blues Team (WIN)   3:12:41

Cambridge Blues Team   +11:11

2017 Women's Duathlon Varsity

Cambridge Blues Team (WIN)   3:58:28

Oxford Blues Team   +11:40

2016-2017 Report

The 2016-2017 season will go down as one of the most successful seasons in the clubs history. 

Whilst Varsity Duathlon was a 3-2 win for Cambridge, Oxford won the Men's Blues and Men's Seconds. Tom Lewin was once again crowned champion whilst David Pearson (2nd) and OUTriC debutant Joe Bowness (4th) made up the winning team. In the women's race Lizzie Sandham of Oxford achieved a well deserved 2nd place. 

BUCS Sprint Triathlon saw four athletes achieve the required Full Blue standard of finishing in the top 10%. On the men's side David Pearson finished 19th and Tom Lewin 25th, whilst in the women's Renee Haver was 10th and Lucy Farquhar 12th. These strong performances at BUCS set the scene for total domination at Varsity Triathlon, where OUTriC achieved a whitewash 5-0 victory (Men's Blues, Men's 2nds, Men's Mob, Women's Blues, Women's Mob). 

Tom Lewin defended his title to take the men's race win and earn himself a Full Blue. A crash and puncture early in the bike course left David Pearson out of contention but James Walker (3rd) and Alex Bradley (4th) came through strongly to wrap up a convincing team victory and secure their Half Blues. Sophia Saller won the women's race for a record fifth time, with Lucy Farquhar (2nd) and club president Laura Fenwick (3rd) completing a podium clean sweep for the 'dream team' who also posted a faster cumulative time than the Cambridge Men's Blues team. Lucy secured her Full Blue on the day, whilst Sophia and Laura added theirs later in the season. 

It was not just the top end results that marked a huge success for the club this season. Record numbers of novice / beginner athletes took part in club events throughout the year and the club was represented by an equal split of men and women at training, socials and (most notably) races. At Varsity Triathlon 2017 Oxford fielded the largest women's team in the history of the race, doubling the size of the 2016 team.