2017-2018 Race Results and Reports

2018 Men's Triathlon Varsity

Cambridge Blues Team   +5:19

Oxford Blues Team (WIN)   2:39:13

2018 Women's Triathlon Varsity

Oxford Blues Team (WIN)   3:02:35

Cambridge Blues Team   +25:28

2018 Men's Duathlon Varsity

Cambridge Blues Team   +4:26

Oxford Blues Team (WIN)   3:14:17

2018 Women's Duathlon Varsity

Oxford Blues Team (WIN)   3:49:31

Cambridge Blues Team   +17:38

2017-2018 Report

Under the presidency of Angus Young, 2017 got off to a great start with Sophia Saller taking individual victory at BUCS Duathlon. The women's team of Sophia Saller, Lucy Farquhar and Lizzie Sandham took team bronze.

Varsity Duathlon was notable for the absence of Tom Lewin, unable to run due to injury. In his absence David Pearson took the win, whilst Sophia Saller won her 7th Varsity match. She set a new record margin of victory of 9mins, 2s from Dani Edmunds in 2nd. Both men and women's teams beat Cambridge. Oxford almost took a clean sweep of individual podiums with David Pearson (1st), Eddie Rolls (2nd), Matt Kerin (3rd), Sophia Saller (1st) and Dani Edmunds (2nd). Abbie Currington came 3rd for Cambridge. 

BUCS Sprint Triathlon was an extremely hot day, which saw David Pearson achieve the full blue standard of finishing in the top 10% for the second time. Laura Fenwick also made the standard, now working for Oxford University Sports Federation following her graduation. A small contingent went BUCS Standard Triathlon, where Lucy Farqhuar finished just outside the top 10 in 11th place and Tom Lewin showed he was back to form with an impressive 16th place.  

Varsity Triathlon was the most comprehensive domination of Cambridge in the history of the club. Oxford won everything there was to to be won including the Men's Blues, Women's Blues, Men's Seconds, and Men's and Women's Mob Match. A 5-0 rout. In addition, Oxford won every individual award. David Pearson won the Varsity match for the first time, to take the Triathlon/Duathlon double.  Tom Lewin returned from injury to take 2nd, getting the better of Joe Bowness in a sprint finish who came 3rd. In the Women's Lizzie Sandham was notable by her absence, having sustained an injury following a hit by a car during transition practise. Lucy Farquhar was also recovering from illness. It mattered not as the team of Sophia Saller (1st), Alice Gooda (2nd) and Dani Edmunds (3rd) comfortably beat Cambridge. Sophia Saller winning her record 8th Varsity match, a record that surely may never be beaten. 

Alice Gooda, Dani Edmunds and Joe Bowness were new additions to the half blues ranks. David Pearson finally achieved a full blue in his final year, having finished outside the top 3 at Varsity in 2017 following a crash and resultant flat tyre. 

The season of 2017-2018 was unquestionably the most successful in the club’s history, with the club holding all 4 Varsity trophies simultaneously for the first time ever, whilst winning the Varsity match 5-0. Fittingly 2018 saw the introduction of two Varsity Duathlon team trophies for the first time in the 8 year history of the event. 2018 also represents the end of an era as we say goodbye most notably to 4-time Varsity champion Tom Lewin, who has been a member of the club for 8 years, participating in his first Varsity match in 2011. A true legend who shall be remembered for years to come. We also say goodbye to past varsity medallists/champions Laura Fenwick, Sophia Saller, James Walker, Eddie Rolls, David Pearson and Renee Haver. 

We welcome our new president for 2018-19 - Ali Nicklin.