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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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Varsity Athletics Match Preview

by Alex Howard   On the 7th May, Oxford’s historic Iffley Road stadium will play host to the 142nd Gentlemens and 41st Ladies Athletics Varsity Match. Each of the 20 events (19 in the Ladies match) shall be fiercely contested by 2 athletes from Oxford and Cambridge, […]

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FEAR the Dark Blue Uprising 2015

A draw in the indoor athletics championship leaves Oxford searching for victory in the impending Varsity   As the curtain-raiser of the season for most, FEAR (Field Events And Relays) serves as the indoor athletics Varsity match and gives an indication as to the balance of power […]

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