Inside Edge

The Lifesaving Club took the plunge in Bristol this Saturday for their final competition of the year. A disappointing 7th on the day was still enough to ensure a respectable 4th in the overall league standings. The side now look forward to a beach event later this term, held in conjunction with Boscombe Lifeguards, which should see as many as 10 universities transfer their pool skills to use in the sea. Meanwhile, the windsurfers have enjoyed an excellent year. Following Varsity defeat, the side recovered to collect two prizes in the Nationals in Calshot near Southampton. The ‘Cowboys and Indians’ post-match party proved just as rewarding for the team who are known to frequent the Lamb and Flag on their Tuesday night socials. A tremendous individual performance from Jesus’ Ed Catmur was the highlight of a fantastic display from the orienteering team in the BUSA Championships at Sheffield. Catmur snatched joint second overall, supported by strong runs from Oli Mytton and Jaime Reed. Meanwhile the ladies produced an equally impressive result: the team of Pippa Whitehouse, Becky Carlyle and Christine Jones collected bronze medals in the hard-fought relay. Whitehouse could well be in line for a British call-up, following her particularly strong leg. The Middlesex Club Sevens saw semi-final heartache for the OURFC boys. After conquering Rosslyn Park in the quarters, the side collapsed beneath the Fijian-inspired brilliance of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment and slumped to a 28-7 defeat. Nevertheless, Director of Rugby Steve Hill praised the side on their early performances within the competition. In other rugby news, the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice secured the College Sevens title with a 24-19 victory over a battling Oriel. One man who is definitely out of his step with his team-mates is boxing captain Philip Mosley. During the off-season, Mosley’s fitness regime has taken him to new extremes. “I don’t know what the other guys are doing to stay fit, but as for myself, apart from a bit of running, I am in hard training for Dance Cuppers in 4th week,” the Univ student told Cherwell. “Yeah, hardcore. No it wasn’t my idea…And I can’t dance either.”

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