2018-2019 Race Results and Reports
2019 Men's Triathlon Varsity
Oxford Blues Team (WIN) 3:01:19
Cambridge Blues Team +7:11
2019 Women's Triathlon Varsity
Oxford Blues Team (WIN) 3:22:51
Cambridge Blues Team +18:34
2019 Men's Duathlon Varsity
Oxford Blues Team (WIN) 3:23:49
Cambridge Blues Team +17:02
2019 Women's Duathlon Varsity
Cambridge Blues Team (WIN) 4:12:25
Oxford Blues Team +17:55
In 2018, perma-fresher Ali Nicklin took up the role of President and it's safe to say he did a great job!
The first big race of the season was BUCS Duathlon. Whilst we didn't come away with any medals this year, there were many promising results from experienced and new athletes alike. In the women's race, Katie Truslove and Lizzie Sandham battled it out to become the highest placed Oxford athlete, with Katie coming out on top. But Lizzie put in a great performance too, especially given it was her first race back after being hit by a car before the the last Varsity Match! On the men's side, Joe Bowness and Luke Grenfell-Shaw placed within a minute of each other in the top 50, setting high expectations for the Varsity Duathlon match later in the year.
Indeed the Varsity Duathlon was won by those two, this time with Luke placing before Joe and winning the race! John Gardner had a great race to be the last man in the winning Blues team, showing huge improvement in just one term. Unfortunately, the women's side was poorly contended, with many of our female athletes injured or ill. However, Cecilia Karlsson represented Oxford well, coming 3rd overall, and there were strong performances from novice athletes Rachel Anderson and Laura Clark to complete the Blues team.
Varsity Triathlon was another domination for Oxford! Once again, Oxford won all matches (Blues, Seconds and Mob for men and women alike)! The only trophy we didn't win was the trophy for the winner of the men's race, which was won by Cambridge's Luke Mccarron. Joe Bowness had an incredible race to come 2nd overall. Ever the competitive athlete, he was still disappointed he didn't manage to run down the tab and take the overall victory! Jasper Hajonides van der Meulen had an amazing race too - particularly as he had only been training for a month prior to the race (due to injury). On the women's side, Laura John won very convincingly, with strong performances in all 3 disciplines. Lucy Farquhar came 2nd and showed that she can still race very well given that, in her words, 'I've basically done no training'. Charlotte Kirk, on the other hand, proved that hard training pays off and rounded out the top 3.
BUCS Standard, held at Southport once again, had very few OUTriC participants, with only 5 attending. Laura John came 5th, solidly achieving the Full Blue Standard. BUCS Sprint was held at Parc Bryn Bach, with a lake swim for the first time ever. Joe Bowness (who missed out on the FB standard at Standard by 1 place and a handful of seconds) finally achieved his Blue, coming 17th. Laura, despite feeling ill, still came 11th and so once again achieved the FB standard!
2018-19 has been a fantastic year, with many athletes showing a lot of promise and a 6-0 win at Varsity! We gave out club colours for the first time this year for athletes who consistently had great performances and showed true commitment to the club: Ali Nicklin (our president), Lizzie Sandham (2x women's captain) and John Gardner (who likely would've made the top 3 if not for an unfortunate puncture). Sadly we are saying goodbye to all 3 of those athletes, as well as many others. However, we are excited to welcome our new president for 2019-2020, Emma Raven.
Novice Aquathlon, 14 October 2018 [ Report ]
Cuppers Aquathlon, 16 June 2019 [ Report ]