University of Birmingham will go into this weekend’s BUCS Athletics Championships with a head-start.
The men’s and women’s 10,000m races, normally part of the BUCS Athletics Championship weekend, were held last weekend at Loughborough University and the Birmingham contingent did fantastically well.
Toby Cooke took an emphatic victory in the men’s race overhauling a 100m deficit at half-way to his Loughborough and Cardiff Met rivals, winning in a new PB of 30.13.
Emma Houchell led the majority of the women’s race and in a tough field came away with an incredible Bronze medal backed up by first year, Louisa Whittingham in 6th, who also picked up team points for the University.
This weekend the team travels to Bedford for the BUCS Athletics team championships and is looking to add to its indoor medal haul. With such a strong team going and with last week’s win fresh in our minds, we hope to see a lot of successes, but here’s a few to watch [with scheduled date and time of final so you can keep an eye out for them]…
We also have great medal shouts from:
So a huge good luck to everyone competing – we’ll be cheering you on!