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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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Freshers’ Varsity Success!

It was a crisp, clear autumn morning, ideal racing conditions for the time of year. And it wasn’t just the weather that delivered for us; our athletes turned out in force to record a team performance to remember. The men and women were dominant, both winning by […]

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OUCCC pre-season

Lots of OUAC runners are also members of our sister club – OUCCC. Last week, OUCCC took over a bunkhouse in Bristol, giving them plenty of time to run, eat and socialise. With plenty of new faces, the camp was a great success, despite the best efforts […]

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OUAC Sports Day

During Trinity Term, the stress of exams can start to wear people down. OUAC decided that the way to combat this would be to hold a Sports Day with our sister club OUCCC. We all had fond memories of attempting every event, from trying not to drop a shot-put […]

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Race2Walk at Iffley Road

On Sunday 7th August, Iffley Road hosted Kelly Hayes from NBC sports, who came to Oxford to race an 800 as part of his ‘Running Decathlon’. Raising money for spinal patients (find out more at http://bit.ly/2aDMo78), he is aiming to run 10 of the most prestigious track races ‘half as […]

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OUAC at the Oxford Open Days

Athletes from OUAC will be at the 2016 Oxford University open days on the 29th and 30th June, ready to answer any questions you may have about the club, athletics, or Oxford in general. Come and find us by the Radcliffe Camera! https://goo.gl/maps/sHRGRYCP3Z22 We run a mentoring programme […]

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