Oxford University Athletic Club

Archive for 2017

Freshers’ Varsity Match Report

Freshers’ Varsity Match Report

The 8am coach proved too early for this reporter, but through the careful collation of eye witness accounts, meteorological data and electronic timings, OUAC is able to bring you the most realistic account of the events of November 5th ever seen. On the scale of ‘Blue Planet […]

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Match Report: Michaelmas Cuppers 2017

Saturday 21st October saw the occurrence of the 157th Oxford University Sports (Athletics Cuppers), the first chance for the freshers to set a standard for the coming season. Despite Storm Brian battering Iffley Road, bringing with it dismal conditions, there were many promising performances, and the focus […]

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Match Report: The 143rd Varsity Match

The last time OUAC recorded a 4-0 Summer Varsity win over their toothpaste green rivals from the Fens, Michael Johnson ran his 400m world record, Manchester United won the treble, and Star Wars the Phantom Menace premiered. The year? 1999.   Having had a golden year in […]

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Match Report: The Field Events and Relays ‘Varsity Match

  After an overwhelming win for OUAC at the Fresher’s Varsity match back in Michaelmas term, the Field Events and Relays match (FEAR) was not only another chance to showcase the new talent joining the club, but was also the first opportunity for the longer-standing members of the club to test […]

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In memoriam: Rex van Rossum (OUAC President 1959)

The club is saddened to report the death of Rex van Rossum (OUAC President 1959), who passed away peacefully on Christmas Day 2016. Athletics was always a sport that was close to his heart, and his family report that he continued to talk fondly of his time at Oxford and […]

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