Living life in high gear

22nd October 2008

Suzi Higton talks to Mark Beaumont about university, Iranian hospitality and cycling around the planet “I had no idea that you could make a job out of doing something you love so much,”  Mark Beaumont smiles, “I genuinely thought I’d have to go back and do what my traditional education was for. I couldn’t have ...


Glasgow in acrobatics spectacular

22nd October 2008

Suzi Higton Glasgow illustrated its credibility as a sporting host city ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, by staging the 21st World Acrobatics Championships as well as the 5th International Age group Competition at the Kelvin Hall arena. The event which was supported by Event Scotland and organised by Glasgow City Culture and Sport attracted ...


The taste of Celtic spirits

22nd October 2008

Ming Lam samples the Irish charms of Women’s Gaelic Football Gaelic football is a sport that has had received relatively little attention in Glasgow University, but still continues to have a huge following in Ireland. After watching my first game in Waxy O’Connors between Irish counties teams Tyrone and Kerry and seeing the enthusiasm of ...


Tennis Club serve up a storm

22nd October 2008

Chris Tait Glasgow University Tennis Club sent a clear message to the rest of the Scottish League first division on Wednesday as they hit off the new season with success over city rivals Strathclyde. The men’s first squad, which included first year talent David Birrel and Tim Campbell, romped home to an incredible 10-0 victory. ...


Cycling Fixation

29th September 2008

Gerry McKeever takes a look at fixed-gear biking – the newest sporting sensation to hit the streets I have a special relationship with bikes. The house I was born and raised in was home to a  blacksmith called Kirkpatrick Macmillan, famous for (arguably) inventing the first pedal bicycle in the 19th Century. The achievement of ...


GUBC bask in European glory

29th September 2008

Suzi Higton GUBC continued to build on their recent successes at domestic and international level after being invited to represent Britain at the 4th European Universities Rowing Regatta in Zagreb, Croatia. in the closing weeks of the summer break. Following the example of Team GB’s rowing crews’ successes at the Beijing Olympics, the men’s eight ...


Land of Hope and Glory?

29th September 2008

The SNP’s plans for a Scottish Olympic team have come under fire, Suzi Higton reports Inspired by a summer which showcased the very best of Scottish talent on the International stage of the Olympics, the Scottish Government have voiced calls for a Scottish Olympics and Paralympics team in time for London 2012. These proposals however ...


Intercity bike ride pedals in the name of charity

29th September 2008

Benzo Harris Pedal for Scotland, Scotland’s largest annual charity bike ride  saw over 5000 participants take up the challenge to cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh. Starting off from Glasgow Green and finishing in the capital’s Victoria Park, the annual event has raised over £800,000 since it was launched in 1999 by Cycling Scotland as part ...


Promising start for GUSA

29th September 2008

High hopes for sport as GUSA Fair attracts over 3000 students, reports Nicole Wilson Following in the footsteps of previous years, the GUSA Freshers’ Fair illustrated both the wide ranging and diverse selection of club and recreational sports on offer to freshers as well as existing students. Staged at the Stevenson Building, the event which ...