BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) runs across most sports you can think of and as the name suggests, it is an inter-university competition. In athletics there is indoor BUCS (usually occurring in Sheffield in February) and an outdoor competition in May (normally in Bedford). In terms of quality of athletes present, these are probably the best events on our calendar. Both events are fantastic and OUAC always send a strong team to them both and we can often compete well with the bigger universities. Indeed in 2011 the OUAC 4x400m Men’s team placed 4th, in 2013 placed 3rd, and this year they will be looking to improve on this performance along side many other talented OUAC athletes. If you are passionate about athletics then you should definitely consider entering these events, not only to push yourself and go for those all important pb’s, but also because they are a great couple of days away with a lot of other students!