The Race of Champions

21st January 2009

Suzi Higton London’s Wembley stadium was recently transformed into a giant Scalextric track for the annual televised Race of Champions. In front of almost 50,000 fans, 16 motorsport legends, past and present, including Lewis Hamilton and David Coulthard, took part in the competition which consisted of two major events, the Race of Champions (ROC) Nations ...


Wembley’s pitched battle

21st January 2009

Wembley Stadium laps up the power struggle of the motorsport world, Suzi Higton reports. The Race of Champions to many is a relatively unknown concept in motorsport, outside of the wider known Formula One seasons and The World Rally Championship (WRC). The event however was first held over twenty years ago in Paris to celebrate ...


Ain’t no mountain high enough

21st January 2009

Harry Tattersall Smith John Muir, a cult hero to geography teachers nationwide and perhaps our country’s most eminent naturalist, once claimed: “the mountains are calling and I must go.” And it is by this mantra that the Glasgow University Mountaineering Club seems to abide. The club, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, was formed in ...


Boxing club in fighting spirits

21st January 2009

Suzi Higton Glasgow University Boxing Club had recent unprecedented success at the Scottish University Championships, the club scooping  two golds and a silver medal at the nationwide competition. Remaining undefeated at the championships that were held at Strathclyde University at the beginning of December, the club’s success was underlined by the fact that for many ...


Bright future for GU athletes

3rd December 2008

Suzi Higton In preparation for the upcoming outdoors season, Glasgow University Athletics Club recently played host to numerous universities from all over Scotland, in a Freshers’ match at the Kelvin Hall arena. As one of the semester’s earliest competitions, the event provided newcomers to the club with a chance to compete against some of Scotland’s ...


Life is but a dream for GUBC

3rd December 2008

Dougie Thoms November 1st saw the Glasgow University Boat Club competing in full racing colours for the first time this season, in the Glasgow Rowing Club Fours Head. Held on the River Clyde, conditions were ideal with flat water and clear skies as Division One saw a strong performance from the Men’s 1st IV of  ...


Freshers taught a lesson in lacrosse

3rd December 2008

Harry Tattersall Smith An inexperienced and depleted men’s lacrosse squad were given a complete masterclass by a technically superior Stirling. On a ferociously bitter autumnal afternoon at Garscube, Glasgow were blown away by Stirling’s vision and creativity in a 12-0 whitewash, in what was very much a baptism of  fire for this young university outfit. ...


Hares and Hounds go the extra mile

3rd December 2008

Chris Tait The Hares and Hounds, Glasgow’s long distance running club, recently held their annual five mile road race, attracting a significant  interest from many local running clubs. Sponsored by Deloitte, the event saw competitors embark from Glasgow’s Garscube Complex before running or jogging the picturesque route and finishing up back at the sports complex. ...


Success for badminton duo

3rd December 2008

Suzi Higton The Stevenson building, in conjunction with SRS (Sports and Recreation Service), recently staged its annual badminton doubles tournament. The event, which attracted a large turnout, saw last year’s runner-up duo Steven Drennan and Graeme Smith outplay reigning champions Danny Tollick and Darren Black in a tense final, to eventually winning 30-18. After the ...


The art of the eight limbs

3rd December 2008

Harry Tattersall Smith learns to toughen up with boxing’s latest phenomenon, Muay Thai I’ve probably never been more macho. I’m off fighting. Generally speaking I’m probably not the most intimidating person. But that’s all about to change, I’ve  spent the day working on my fighting face which I hope will give me any psychological edge ...