Oxford University Athletic Club


About the Committee

The OUAC committee is elected each year in May, the day after the annual Varsity Match against Cambridge. The officers are chosen by majority vote by those members in person at the meeting.

All members of the club are encouraged to stand for a position on the committee at the AGM. There are many different roles to fill, and no one personality type is required.

At the AGM itself, those standing for a position on the committee are required to give a brief presentation. Following this, questions may be directed to the nominee from the floor. If the position is contested, an election then takes place in the absence of the nominees.

The committee also has the discretion to co-opt a member during the year, should it so desire.

Depending on the time of year, the committee meet three to four times per term. The executive committee, made up of the President, mens/womens Captain, Treasurer and Secretary also meet with the Senior Member and the executive of the cross country club during the term. The president, captain and secretary also sit on the Achilles Club board, and the president and captain on their respective blues committee.

If you have any queries about the roles of those on the committee, please do not hesitate to contact them. This is particularly the case if you are considering running for the position in the forthcoming AGM. Below you will find this years committee, a list of previous committees can be found here.

Current Committee


Charlotte Dannatt President

Charlotte Dannatt

Charlotte's Bio

  • Name: Charlotte Dannatt

  • College: St John's

  • Events: 800m, 1500m, 5000m

  • My Role: As president I act as the figurehead of the club - organising the committee and ensuring OUAC achieves its short term goals for the year as well as laying the foundations for continued success in the future. I’m really excited for what this year has in store and to hopefully continue making history with this incredible team. Please do contact me if you have any questions, big or small, about the club.

  • Athletics Highlight: Being selected to run for England in the European 5k road race in Italy and winning the 800m at the Varsity match it 2018. The general varsity day and winning 4-0 the last 2 years I’ve been at Oxford has honestly been amazing.

  • Women's Captain

    Alice Harray Women's Captain

    Alice Harray

    Alice's Bio

  • Name: Alice Harray

  • College: Worcester

  • Events: 400m, 800m, 1500m

  • My Role: Lorem Ipsum

  • Athletics Highlight: Lorem Ipsum

  • Men's Captain

    Alex Gruen Men's Captain

    Alex Gruen

    Alex's Bio

  • Name: Alex Gruen

  • College: Balliol

  • Events: 800m, 1500m

  • My Role: As Men's Captain, it's my responsibility to get the men's team competing as well as possible throughout the year, focussing especially on BUCS and Varsity in May. In order to do this, I'm here to help with the athletic development of individuals as well as the team more generally. I'm often around the track and always up for a chat, so don't hesitate to come and talk to me or email with any questions or ideas you might have. I'm optimistic for the year ahead and really excited to be working with such a talented group of athletes!

  • Athletics Highlight: Coming 3rd at the England Under 20 Championships.

  • Treasurer

    Bonnor Sullivan Treasurer

    Bonnor Sullivan

    Bonnor's Bio

  • Name: Bonnor Sullivan

  • College: Teddy Hall

  • Events: 400m, 800m

  • Past Committee Positions: None

  • My Role: As Treasurer, I am oversee the financial management and upkeep of the club. If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to drop me a line.

  • Athletics Highlight: Captaining a fantastic Men's II team to success as part of our recent historic 4-0 Varsity victory over Cambridge.

  • Women's Vice Captain

    Tayo Ward-Brew Women's Vice Captain

    Tayo Ward-Brew

    Tayo's Bio

  • Name: Tayo Ward-Brew

  • College: Somerville

  • Events: 100m, 200m

  • My Role: Lorem Ipsum

  • Athletics Highlight: Lorem Ipsum

  • Men's Vice Captain

    Sam Brown-Araujo Men's Vice Captain

    Sam Brown-Araujo

    Sam's Bio

  • Name: Sam Brown-Araujo

  • College: Univ

  • Events: 800m

  • My Role: As vice captain of the club I am responsible for choosing the second team and organising warm weather training. If there's anything I can help with on or off the track don't hesitate to get in touch!

  • Athletics Highlight: Winning the seconds in both varsity matches in which I’ve competed

  • Secretary

    Cameron Bain Secretary

    Fergus Imrie

    Cameron's Bio

  • Name: Cameron Bain

  • College: Magdalen

  • Events: 400m

  • My Role: I'm responsible for arranging transport for competitions, EA registration as well as helping the President with day to day tasks. If you have a problem with any of the above (or want to drive a minibus!!) please get in touch and will do my best to help!

  • Athletics Highlight: Winning the Varsity 400m in 2019 to get the Blues time by a hundreth of a second.

  • Achilles Rep

    Matt Newton Achilles Rep

    Matt Newton

    Matt's Bio

  • Name: Alice Harray

  • College: Worcester

  • Events: 400m, 800m, 1500m

  • My Role: Lorem Ipsum

  • Athletics Highlight: Lorem Ipsum

  • Kit Rep

    Julian Manieson Kit Rep

    Julian Manieson

    Julian's Bio

  • Name: Julian Manieson

  • College: University College

  • Events: 100m, 200m

  • My Role: I like stash. I wear a lot of stash. Let me know if you want more stash.

  • Athletics Highlight: Lorem Ipsum

  • Webmaster

    Miles Weatherseed Webmaster

    Miles Weatherseed

    Miles' Bio

  • Name: Miles Weatherseed

  • College: St Anne's

  • Events: 800m, 1500m, 5000m

  • My Role: As Webmaster, I oversee the upkeep and improvement of this website. I’m always keen to hear new ideas for content so please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

  • Athletics Highlight: Medalling in the English Schools 1500m

  • Men's Social Sec

    Brodie Denholm Men's Social Sec

    Brodie Denholm

    Brodie's Bio

  • Name: Brodie Denholm

  • College: Worcester

  • Events: 800m

  • Athletics Highlight: Hot days on the track at Warm Weather Training in Portugal.

  • Women's Social Sec

    Alexandra Shipley Women's Social Sec

    Alex Shipley

    Alex's Bio

  • Name: Alexandra Shipley

  • College: Worcester

  • Events: 1500m, 5000m, Javelin

  • My Role: As social sec, I will work with Brodie to organise enjoyable, inclusive and affordable events. Please feel free to get in touch with any ideas.

  • Athletics Highlight: Obviously, that would have to be beating Miles Weatherseed at Shot Put.

  • Fixtures Rep

    Isaac Kitchen-Smith Fixtures Rep

    Isaac Kitchen-Smith

    Isaac's Bio

  • Name: Isaac Kitchen-Smith

  • College: Linacre

  • Events: 60m, 100m, 200m, 4x100m

  • My Role: Fixtures Rep, I organise the fixtures arranged by OUAC including Michaelmas and Trinity Cuppers.

  • Athletics Highlight: Bringing the baton home for a Bronze medal in the 4x100m relay at BUCS in 2017.

  • Access Rep

    Shakira Mahedeva Access Rep

    Shakira Mahadeva

    Shakira's Bio

  • Name: Shakira Mahadeva

  • College: Queen's

  • Events: 100m, 200m

  • My Role: As access rep, I will be representing OUAC at events like English Schools as well as helping promising athletes with their applications to Oxford. Especially those that may not be considering Oxford as an option for them, or who would not otherwise receive much support in applying.

  • Athletics Highlight: Getting to race in the lane next to Asha Philip at the SEAAs last indoor season!!!

  • Publications

    Richard Kirkham Publications

    Richard Kirkham

    Richard's Bio

  • Name: Richard Kirkham

  • College: Corpus Christi

  • Events: 100m, 200m

  • My Role: As publications officer, I am responsible for posting on social media and writing reports after the three varsity events during the year

  • Athletics Highlight:Portugal warm weather training camp and winning Varsity 4-0.

  • General

    Fergus Imrie General Committee

    Fergus Imrie

    Fergus' Bio

  • Name: Fergus Imrie

  • College: Keble

  • Events: Shot put, Discus

  • My Role: As general committee member, I'll find myself helping out wherever is needed to make OUAC the best it can be!

  • Athletics Highlight: Competing for OUAC in Freshers Varsity Match: my first ever athletics competition.


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