Sport & Exercise


Winning Weekend for Edinburgh Athletes

Athletes from The University of Edinburgh have claimed a series of prestigious honours in Rowing, Squash and Athletics over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The BUCS Regatta at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham saw Olympic silver medallist Polly Swann pick up a silver in the Women’s Championship 8+. The Women’s beginner’s crew also picked up a silver medal in their 8+ event, going one better for a gold in the coxed fours (4+). Lucy Glover a gold in the Women’s Championship 1x for the second consecutive year, described by the commentary as ‘the most promising British female rower’. As a result of these medals, and several more, the Women’s Squad won the prestigious Victor Ludorum.

The male contingent did not disappoint either, with highlights including James Temple and Dale Flockhart claiming gold in both the Men’s Championship Lightweight pair (2-) and double (2x), followed by a gold and silver respectively in the Men’s Championship Lightweight 1x. Away from the lightweights, there was a Men’s Championship 2x medal for Josh Armstrong and Jake Offiler too.

Edinburgh University Women's Hockey Club also came away with a 3-0 win over rivals Dundee Wanderers in the Scottish Cup Finals, adding to their league title and securing an impressive double victory.

Meanwhile, our squash players Georgie Adderley and Katriona Allen were part of Scotland’s Women’s Team at the European Squash Championships in Birmingham. The team took fourth place in a strong field, performing incredibly well against top-flight competition.

Our athletes also excelled on the track at the BUCS Indoor Athletics meet. Che Richards dominated the Men's Long Jump and claimed gold. Steph Pennycook and Holly Page received bronze medals in the 1500m and 2000m Steeple Chase events respectively. Sarah Malone also reached the 100m final.