CUOC does Varsity ̶2̶0̶2̶0̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶1̶ 2022

𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘳: 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘳 - 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯..?

An Easter vac Varsity meant CUOCers converged on the Lake District from the furthest reaches of this sceptered isle. Well, some unnamed individuals fled their captain's summons (or the oppressive legislation of embargos) to destinations as further flung as Spain. The trials of Easter holiday traffic contended with we slowly assembled at Thurston Outdoor Activity Centre on the shores of lake Coniston.

Dom gave us the lowdown on Oxf*rd's (and his) pre-Varsity ̶t̶r̶a̶i̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ cheating, Lachlan was happily reunited with his beautifully cleaned shoes and many wondered whether Oli would ever return from the fell the next day... Soon it was time to venture up to the 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗲 bunks beds although not quite early enough for Oxf*rd's 9.30pm bedtime!

The Varsity Team. L-R: Pete, Lachlan, Oli, Dom, Rachel, Beth & Sarah

On Saturday morning we got up at a reasonable time, ate some cereal, drank some tea, and headed off to the race. Lachlan and Oli promptly went the wrong way but finally our Our 7-strong team of Rachel, Beth, Pete, Oliver & Dom, led by captains Lachlan & Sarah convened in a field. Vitally the sheep were also in the field, and clearly sensing Oxf*rd's weakness - strength does not necessarily come in numbers...

"𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘮𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘭𝘭, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘪𝘥 𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘯𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦’𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘮 – 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘉𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘭'𝘴 𝘍𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘮𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘵𝘰𝘯’𝘴 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴, 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘵𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘵 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘺 𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴, 𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘴!

𝘐𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯… 𝘧𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘣𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘩. 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘮𝘦 𝘍𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘴 𝘚𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘩 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 3𝘳𝘥, 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬-𝘣𝘭𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦. 𝘈 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘨𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘰 𝘰𝘧 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘶𝘮𝘯𝘪 𝘗𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘢, 𝘍𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘏𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘥 2𝘯𝘥, 3𝘳𝘥 & 4𝘵𝘩 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘭 – 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘌𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 ‘𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦’ 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘊𝘢𝘮. 𝘙𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘭 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘉𝘦𝘵𝘩, 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 (𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘭𝘺, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘺!) 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘴. 𝘐𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘣𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘥𝘮𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘱.

𝘔𝘦𝘢𝘯𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘦, 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘯’𝘴… 𝘗𝘦𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘺 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 2𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘹𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘥’𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳, 𝘈𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘯. 𝘓𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘭𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘳𝘶𝘯, 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘮 3𝘳𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘰 𝘰𝘧 𝘋𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘖𝘴. 𝘏𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘪𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘢𝘴 (𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘐 𝘴𝘢𝘺, 𝘣𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴) 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦, 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘧𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘴! 𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘋𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘦-𝘝𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘖𝘹𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘥’𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘴, 𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭 7 – 𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘩𝘦’𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘧𝘧 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬-𝘣𝘭𝘶𝘦 𝘈𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘗𝘦𝘵𝘦 – 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘹 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘱, 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘮 4𝘵𝘩. 𝘖𝘭𝘪, 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 2018, 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘱 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦: “𝘞𝘩𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴!” 𝘖𝘯 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘖𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘓𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘭𝘢𝘯’𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘥 “𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘪𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦” – 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩, 𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘥, 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘖𝘹𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘥’𝘴 4𝘵𝘩 (𝘢𝘯𝘥 5𝘵𝘩 & 6𝘵𝘩) 𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘣𝘺 𝘢 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘨𝘪𝘯."

Cars slowly left the field, sheep remained. Showers were had and eventually Lachlan persuade people to engage with some culture for the afternoon - i.e. go to the pub. He was most grateful for the teetotalage of many a CUOCer to be chauffeured to the pub. He was less grateful when it came to the boat race - which is about enough said about that. Dinner saw a long awaited return of Wilf's with the highlight surely being the sticky toffee pudding - what lunatics would choose bread and budding pudding is beyond me. prizes were awarded, tankards were filled, and Lachlan drank from Pete's for aforementioned reasons. CUOC memories from over the years were shared and the evening finished with a series of increasingly less adult games across the various rooms of the centre culminating in sucking cereal boxes off the floor - Lachlan was sure to get one back on those DrongOs who beat him earlier in the day. A suitable lack of sleep was had by most - and Dom got to enjoy Ryan's (Oxford) sleeptalking.

The Varsity Relay Mass Start

"𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘴𝘢𝘸 𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘬 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘶𝘱 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘭𝘢𝘮 𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘦𝘸𝘥𝘢𝘭𝘦 – 𝘢 ‘𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘺’ 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘶, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸𝘴 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘴, 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦! 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘣𝘴, 𝘴𝘰 𝘊𝘜𝘖𝘊𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘳𝘢𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘖𝘜𝘖𝘊, 𝘋𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘰𝘖 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘑𝘖𝘒. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨..." and to laugh at them. Rowan floored it spectacularly on at least three occasions. Many stood still, JWOC relay gold medalists alike!

Controls were collected and we descended the fells and parted ways. Return journeys seemed disappointingly unremarkable. Well done to everyone who came and ran and a massive thank you to Scott and Anne from JOK for all their hard work organising and planning the weekend - we all had a lovely time. We're all looking forward to next year when Varsity goes global - to Czechia!

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