It was a busy weekend for some of our students on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 February as they made the journey down to Sheffield for this year's BUCS Nationals competition. With students representing Athletics, Swimming and Climbing, there was plenty of competition to get behind and support.
Both new and returning students competed over the weekend, and some great performances were put on display. There were 11 students representing the university across 12 events in athletics, and 12 students taking part in the swimming competition ranging across 24 events. In the climbing, five students from the Students’ Union’s society took on the competition made their debut at BUCS nationals.
In the swimming, sports scholar Adam Strickland finished 22nd out of 70 entries in the 200m freestyle, with teammate Lucas Lowery finishing an impressive 27th out of 85 in the 50m butterfly race.
In the athletics, there were plenty of personal best performances, with Joe Mitchell, Susan Folorunso and Adam Howe all breaking PB’s in their events. What’s more, Susan Folorunso and Philip Ellis both made it deservedly through to the semi-final of their events, narrowly missing out on a place in the final.
The weekend was a success and it was great to see some of our students involved in such a high level of competition. We are extremely proud of all of our student athletes who have represented the university in such a great manner. Well done everyone, we can’t wait to see you all do it again next year!