Some of the club's most recent success...
2020 BUCS Cross Country Championships
The BUCS Cross Country Championships, held at Holyrood Park in Edinburgh on Saturday 1st February, saw close to 2,000 runners participating and Loughborough impacting powerfully on proceedings - with team victories in three of the four races and a third team place in the other. Grace Carson’s 1st place, Giorgia Chattwood a close 2nd and Kirsty Walker 4th got the day off to a flying start in the Women’s Short Course race, with the Loughborough team winning this race never looking in doubt.
In the Men’s short course race, storming finishes from Loughborough youngsters Tom Patrick (3rd) and Angus McMillan (4th) repeated last year’s team victory. With Loughborough men placing 6 in the first 15, the Loughborough B team in this race went on to pick up a further podium position in 3rd place.
The Women’s long course Championship race saw Jess Judd 2nd while Abbie Donnelly hung on as long as possible to take 5th. Sophie Tarver subsequently went on to finish a gritty 17th place, ensuring a 17 points victory margin and gold medals for the Women’s long course team.
The men’s team finished a very commendable 3rd place in the A race behind St Mary’s and Birmingham University, with the team points being scored by Joe Wilkinson (10th), Tom Mortimer (11th), Matt Willis (14th) and Josh Lay (21st).
Team Gold - Women’s Short Course, Women's Long Course and Men's Short Course
Team Bronze - Men’s Short Course and Men’s Long course
Jess Judd, Individual Silver, Women’s Long Course; Tom Patrick, Individual Bronze, Men’s Short Course; Grace Carson, Individual Gold, women’s short course; Giorgia Chattwood, Individual Silver, women’s short course
2020 BUCS Indoor Championships
The 2020 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, 25 medals were won across the three day event, and Loughborough athletes placed in almost every final available on both the track and in the field.
Winning the men's and women's trophies closed out one of the most successful Loughborough campaigns for a decade, and it was a shame that the momentum wasn't able to roll over into the outdoor Championships (cancelled due to the Coronavirus), where Loughborough would have surely been able to show their prowess once more.
Gold medal winners: Charlie Dobson, men's 60m (CBP); Thomas Young, men's para 60m; Ethan Akanni, men's 60mH; Lily Hulland, women's triple jump; Henry Clarkson, men's triple jump; Kelechi Aguocha, men's high jump; Holly Bradshaw, women's pole vault (CBP); JJ Lister, men's pole vault; Alex Haydock-Wilson, men's 400m; Women's 4 x 200m; Amy Griffiths, women's 1500m
Silver medal winners: Alisha Rees, women's 60m; Kirsty Taylor, women's para 60m; Megan Marrs, women's 60mH; Ben Fisher, men's long jump; Hannah Brier, women's 200m; men's 4 x 200m; Zoe Pollock, women's 400m; Zak Skinner, men's para shot;
Bronze medal winners: Ebony Carr, women's 60m; Ellen Barber, women's shot; Josh Bain, men's para shot; George Hyde, men's shot; Aidan Leeson, men's 400m; Grace Carson, women's 3000m