Recent Success

Some of the club's most recent success...

2023 BUCS Cross Country Championships

Loughborough had their most successful BUCS Cross Country Championships in recent years as they travelled down to Pembrey Country Park in Carmarthenshire on Saturday 4th February. They came away with a haul of eleven medals including three of the four team wins and three individual golds from a possible four.

The highlight of the day came when Loughborough won the men's long course team competition, ending a 19 year wait without a win. Matt Stonier took the silver medal, followed by teammates Ned Potter in 4th place, Baptiste Fourmont in 6th, Max Heyden in 11th, Flynn Jennings in 18th and Ben Wills in 32nd.

The Loughborough women's team were agonisingly close to making it a double long course team win, missing out to Birmingham by just two points. However, Loughborough’s Alex Millard was the victorious individual winner of the race. She was followed across the line by Abbie Donnelly in third place, with fresher Megan Harris in 15th and Charlotte Dannatt in 33rd. Alex, Abbie and Megan will look to continue their successful 2023 season having been selected to represent GB & NI at the World Cross Country Championships in Australia. 

The short course races saw a clean sweep of Loughborough wins, with both team and individual gold individual medals for each race. Bethan Morley had a fantastic run to finish 13 seconds clear in the women’s race, followed by Louise Hackett in third place and Abi Hancock in fourth. Jess Spilsbury also made the top 10, finishing in eighth position. The men’s short course was won by Josh Fiddaman, with first year Rowan Miell-Ingram just one second behind in second place. Sam Hodgson finished in seventh place, and Louis Small in tenth.

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2023 BUCS Indoor Championships

The 2023 BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships was a showcase for Loughborough talent, with a constant flow of medals, PBs and superb performances throughout the Sheffield EIS arena. 

In total, 19 medals were won across the three day event, with almost every single athlete progressing through at least the first round. It was a very successful weekend, with the women's team winning by a mile and doubling the points of second place, and the men's team edging out Birmingham to make it a full house.

A special shoutout goes to Emily Newnham who took the gold in the women's 400m, whilst also breaking the championship record and recording the 4th fastest indoor time in history by a British teenager.

Gold medal winners: Beth Morley (1500m), Georgie Forde-Wells (triple jump), Emily Newnham (400m), Calum Henderson (long jump), Kelechi Aguocha (high jump), Freya Howgate (ambulant shot put).

Silver medal winners: Sophie Ashurst (pole vault), Steph Driscoll (800m), Women's 4x400m relay, Men's 4x400m relay.

Bronze medal winners: George Hyde (shot put), Niamh Emerson (shot put), Tom Wilcock (60mH), Ewan Bradley (pole vault), India Oates (ambulant 60m), Ruby Jerges (long jump), Alex Melloy (1500m), Lily Hulland (triple jump), Emma Alderson (400m), David Race (800m).