BUCS Individual Results

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BUCS Individual Performances:

Position University Points
7 University of Bath 1970
8 University of Birmingham 1766
9 Northumbria University  1514
10 Cardiff University 1259
11 Newcastle University 1156
12 Nottingham Trent University 1158
13 University of Manchester 1093
14 University Stirling 1218
15 Oxford University 1211.5


From Canoeing to Clay Pigeon Shooting there have seen some incredible individual performances in events all across the country so far this year.



This month saw the start of the BUCS season with the BUCS Hill Climb kicking off the fixtures for the Cycling Club. Held in Sheffield, a city built amongst multiple hills, the race was sure to be a test. The climb was held on Pea Royd Lane in Sheffield, only 700m long but an average 17% gradient. 6 cyclists from Newcastle University made the trip down all of which came away with very credible performances, with president Izzy Ash making a top 30 finish.

BUCS Hill Climb Time Position
Richard Allen  3:04.639  74
Alex Platt  3:10.963  92
Andrew Berry  3:26,228  134
Calum Spence  4:02.377  173
Izzy Ash  4:18.788  27
Florence Shekleton  4:39.244  33


Competition season started to heat up with many clubs having some of their biggest competitions this month. Huge success was shown from the canoe club, whilst the boat club didn't fail to impress. 


Small Boats Head

The BUCS Rowing Small Boats Head took place on Sunday 5th November in Boston, Lincolnshire, several students made the trip down to compete for Newcastle. Success was gained in multiple categories with many outstanding performances including: Dominic Jackson, Gold, Men's Championship Lightweight, Oliver Costley, Gold, Men's Championship and the men's team gaining silver. The final medal table put Newcastle 2nd, a fabulous achievement at this event.

Position Institution Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 University of Edinburgh 5 1 1 7
2 Newcastle University 2 1   3
3 Durham University 1     1
University of London   3 3 6
Oxford Brookes University   2 1 3
University of Reading   1   1
7 Queen's University Belfast     2 2
University of Exeter     1 1

Indoor Championships

Another big event for the Boat Club and they again didn't fail to impress. In the Men's Championship Openweight James Robson put in an outstanding performance taking the gold by a margin of 8.9 seconds beating 107 other competitors, William New also finished a very credible 7th in this race. In the Women's Championship Openweight, Kathryn Eccles finished 5th with Harriet Aubrook just missing out on the top 10 in 11th. The Men's Championship Lightweight saw Dominic Jackson further his success, finishing 3rd, with James Stevenson, Ollie Varley and Rob Fuller all making the top 10. This led to a final team position of 2nd for Newcastle in the men's and 5th in the women's.


The Canoe Club's annual Wild Water Racing Championships took place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November in River Washburn, North Yorkshire. The club performed incredibly, with a stand out performance from Nick Bennett who smashed the 2.5km course in under 8 minutes, beating 170 other competitors and earning himself a a gold medal in the competitive men's kayak (K1) category. Dan Leicester and Ben Smith achieved two bronze medals in the C2, the mixed team a bronze and the men's team a silver. Overall Newcastle University finished 2nd achieveing 62 BUCS points.


The BUCS Duathlon is one of the Triathlon Clubs main events of the year. Taking place at Castle Combe Race Circuit in Gloucestershire,TNT sent 26 triathletes down to compete this year. The race consists of a 2 mile run followed by a 10 mile cycle and a final 2 mile run.

Tom Whelan, new to the team this year, was the first Newcastle athlete to finish, completing the course in 45 minutes and 11 seconds taking a top 50 position. The women's race saw Louise Mcleman taking the lead for Newcastle for the second year running also finishing within the top 50 finishing inside 54 minutes. 


The Swimming Short Course Championships took place in Ponds Forge ISC, Sheffield. Newcastle University Swim Team sent multiple athletes down to compete in various disciplines. Highlights from the championships include Bethany Meer, 35th Womens Open 200m Freestyle, Alex Clements, 40th Womens Open 50m Backstroke, 30th Womens Open 100m Backstroke, Jordan Macdonald, 25th Mens Open 50m Backstroke. 26th Mens Open 50m Butterfly, Siobhan Durcan, 26th Womens Open 100m Freestyle, Sean Glasgow, 27th Mens Open 100m Freestyle.

Track Cycling:

Newcastle University Cycling Club sent one cyclist down to Manchester to compete in the track cycling event. Richard Allen took part in the Men's Sprint finishing 12th in a time a of 11.794.


Clay Pigeon Shooting:

With Christmas near there was just one competition left before a well needed break, over 20 athletes were taken to Shropshire to compete in the BUCS Clay Pigeon Shooting Championships. Highlights include Will Jones, 17th and Matthew Townson 31st.

The past few months have seen some incredible achievements, I look forward to seeing the success of Team Newcastle in the new year. 



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