Sport



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 ...


Hockey club outclassed

11th November 2008

Suzi Higton Glasgow 0 – 4 Strathclyde Despite a deserved optimism from GUHC Men’s 2nds, following their recent resounding 8-1 victory away against Livingston, the squad failed to equal a highly charged Strathclyde side who dominated against their league rivals in their BUSC League fixture. The hosts kept play level into the first half with ...


Wildcats left licking wounds

11th November 2008

Marc Jennings The Glasgow Wildcats’ first ever game at the Kelvin Hall Arena against Northumbria in the Netball Superleague, turned into disappointment for the escatically vocal crowd after the resulting  22 – 46 scoreline. Despite an impressive start for the home side, who count University of Glasgow as one of their key investors, visitors Northumbria ...


Rugby club tackles national final

11th November 2008

Suzi Higton Glasgow University Rugby Football Club got their season campaign off to a strong start, claiming the runners-up spot after reaching the finals of the St. Hellier Pear Cider National 10’s competition, held recently in Newcastle. Despite a shaky start in the group stages against sides from  Newcastle Falcons Academy and Northumbria University, the ...


Shooting hoops for victory

11th November 2008

Harry Tattersall Smith Glasgow University Women’s Basketball team outfought and out-thought an aerially superior Queen Margaret University side (QMU) in a crushing display, as they ruthlessly dismantled their Edinburgh rivals 72-25 in a performance that sent out a message of clear intent to their league opposition. Noe ‘the pocket rocket’ Llamas, one of Glasgow’s most ...