Thank you to all who came along to the impromptu Sports Fair in the MCR in 0th week - it was great to see such a high level of interest from the new MCR members in representing the college! If anyone was unable to attend but would like to find out more about sport at Lincoln and how to take part then send Arutyun or Tom an email and they will help point you in the right direction!
Watch this space in the coming weeks for fixtures and results from the Lincoln sports teams. However, in the meantime, there are a number of announcements and sporting events coming up this week:
There was a great showing of MCR members running the 13.1 mile route last Sunday and we have received word that Lincoln College won the 'University Challenge'! This was a competition between all colleges with the times of the four fastest runners from each college being collated and Lincoln's runners were the speediest on the day and received £250.00 to donate to charity.
If you still want to run but don't quite fancy doing a half marathon, there is a 5km Park Run held every Saturday at 9am at Cutteslow & Sunnymead Park. More information can be found on the Park Run website (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/oxford/).
These runs are free and all you need to do is register beforehand. No specific running ability is required as this is a volunteer-run enterprise allowing people to run for their own enjoyment regardless of pace.
We would ideally like to get a Lincoln MCR running team together to participate in these runs and (depending on the level of interest) put together a mini league with prizes for fastest male and female MCR members as well as the most improved runner.
A few MCR members already take part in these runs and if anyone is interested in participating then let us know.
OUAC Athletics Cuppers - Saturday 22nd October - 12.00-17.00
OUAC invites you to take part in the 156th annual Oxford University Sports, held at the Iffley Road track on the 22nd October.
Compete for the honour of your college and, for the first time, your sport as well. Which team will triumph as the most athletic in Oxford?
This year athletes will also be competing for the title of the 'Fastest Man in Oxford' and the 'Fastest Woman in Oxford'. Who will claim this ultimate title? 'Champagne' prizes on offer.
The University Sports has all your favourite events, and doubles as a selection meet for OUAC’s first tab-shoeing venture of the season: Fresher’s Varsity. Prizes up for grabs include:
- Oxford’s Most Athletic College (Men and Women)
- Oxford’s Most Athletic Sport (Men and Women); teams must compete in four events and the 4x100 relay to be eligible.
- Oxford’s Fastest Man / Woman / Male Fresher / Female
Fresher (over 100m)
Entry is £1.00 for as many events as you want!
BUCS League for the Women's 'Blues' and 'Furies'
Both women's teams will represent the University on 19 October against the University of Nottingham Women's 1st and University of Bedfordshire Women's 1st teams respectively!
Oxford University R.F.C. vs Northampton Saints 'Wanderers' - Monday 17th October - 19.15 Kick off
After a 35-7 loss to Bristol RFC on Monday, the Blues team will be looking for a win against the Saints (who will go on to play Cambridge the following week) on Monday of week 2 at the Iffley Road Sports Ground in what promises to be an exciting fixture before the Oxford team flies out to Zagreb to play the Croatian national team.
If you want any further information on any of these events or if you have any questions about sport at Lincoln just let either of your Sports Reps know!
All the best
Arutyun and Tom