Hope you’re all managing to put up with the weather as best you can. Here are some highlights of all things sports below.
With the cold weather outside this would be a good time to remind you all to ensure that you warm up/warm down properly to prevent any muscular injuries that could put you out of action! Make sure you do all your stretches regularly (and I would even suggest investing in a foam roller, mine has been an absolute lifesaver these past couple of weeks!).
Christ Church Regatta! - Wednesday - Saturday.
This Wednesday is the start of the Christ Church Regatta! The largest Oxford rowing event of Michaelmas term 2016. Over 1000 Novice rowers competing in Men's and Women's side-by-side races. Come down to the river to support our Novices. The preliminary schedule can be seen here. We have two boats racing in the first half hour on the Wednesday so make sure not to miss it! (Do keep an eye out on the facebook page incase it is called off due to the weather, this is Oxford after all!).
Sport under the Spotlight - Pistol
If you want to do a sport that not only gets you out of the rain but also helps improve your concentration and mental fitness try Pistol shooting. The Pistol Club is a fun and sociable half blue sport, with a history stretching back to the 19th century. They shoot Olympic-style air pistols 2-3 times a week, and have regular trips to local ranges to fire gallery rifles or muzzle-loading pistols. Almost everyone in the club learned to shoot with the club so beginners are very welcome. They have a range session in the cricket school every Tuesday Afternoon, Thursday evening and Saturday morning. Feel free to contact the captain at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more questions!
Lincoln Novice Boat Crews had a great weekend in their first ever regatta ahead of Christ Church this week. After a tie with Wolfson College, the Men's Novice A boat raced them again and won but were unfortunately narrowly beaten by New College in their semi-final. The Womens Novice boat were the stars of the day, however, making it to the final! The senior men's boat also made it to the semi-finals on the Friday so congratulations for all!
MCR vs JCR match was called off as we didn’t have enough players.
It was a great weekend for LCRFC who absoutely thrashed Worcester College (the leaders in their division) by 54-0!! Hopefully they can repeat their success against Exeter College this Wednesday!
The Men's Blues team drew 0-0 in their BUCS league match against Nottingham Trent. Their next game is a BUCS Knockout game (away) against University of Swansea at 14:00. The Blues will be playing Brookes on Friday at home at 19:45 with the Centaurs and Colts playing Brookes’s 2nd and 3rd teams respectively on the 30th at 14:00. The Centaurs are away and the Colts at home.
The Women’s Blues drew their game against Loughborough Uni’s 2nd team 4-4 whilst the Furies had a tough time at the University of East Anglia losing their game 16-0. The Blues will be playing UWE Men’s 1st in a BUCS knockout game at 14:00 on Wednesday (away) and the Furies will hopefully be able to put in a good performance against Cambridge’s Women’s 1st team on the 30th at 14:00. The Furies play at home.
The Men's Blues beat Major Stanley's XV last Wednesday 39-5 and have a game on Sunday away at Richmond, 15:00 kick off. The Greyhounds lost narrowly against Welsh Academicals (away) and the Whippets also suffered a defeat against Cardiff Met. Hopefully the Whippets can channel their frustration to beat Oxford Brookes on Wednesday at 17:00. The Whippets will be playing at home.
The Women’s Blues were able to turn their recent losses around and chalked up a win against University of Gloucestershire. They’ll also be playing on Wednesday at the Marston Road Sports Ground against Bristol Uni. Kick off is at 14:30.
Once again, if there is anything we have missed or if there are any teams and results that you would like us to include in next week's email please let us know!
Keep on sportin’
Arutyun & Tom