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University to welcome over 1600 runners to campus for Hull Half Marathon

hull half marathon

This Sunday, runners taking part in the inaugural Asda Foundation Hull Half Marathon will be making their way through campus as the University is an ‘official venue partner’ for the run.

This is a really exciting event and colleagues are encouraged to get involved by supporting the 1600 runners visiting our beautiful campus, including over 40 of our colleagues who will proudly be representing the University in vibrant t-shirts.

In addition to the race, there will be live music, food, family games including giant inflatable Jenga and a football table on the plaza outside of the Brynmor Jones Library, making it a fun day out for friends and family too. Spectators should come to campus at least 15 minutes before they expect their friend/family member to reach mile eight, in order to ensure they get a good view – we expect the first runners to come through at 9.45am.

Colleagues and students from the Faculty of Health Sciences will also be representing the University and providing massages to runners at the finish line in a branded tent, providing another fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the University.

Spectators can enter the campus via the north west entrance on Inglemire Lane circled on the map here. All visitors will need to park on the temporary car park located on the cricket pitch.

Road closures surrounding the University are shown with the purple line on the map, but the full list of road closures can be found here.

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Annual O2 Touch Summer League is Back! Enter your team now!

The yearly O2 Touch Summer League is back & entries are now open!

Each year in partnership with the RFU, we host the Summer O2 Touch league at the University of Hull. So what is involved?

For five weeks, you will get to play touch on the world-class Rugby facilities at the University plus referees and fixtures are organised for you. At the end of the tournament, we invite all team members to attend the finale to watch touch with a BBQ and refreshments.

The league is open to anybody in Hull & surrounding areas so if you are part of a sports team, business, department, club who want to try something new, have fun and get this summer, why not enter?

Entries are now open so contact a member from the University Sport Development team on campussport@hull.ac.uk or call 01482 466491.

Proud to be part of the Hull Half Marathon 2018

This Sunday, runners taking part in the inaugural Hull Half Marathon will be making their way through campus as the University is an ‘official venue partner’ for the run.

This is a really exciting event and colleagues are encouraged to get involved by supporting the 1600 runners visiting our beautiful campus, including over 40 of our very own staff who will proudly be representing the University in vibrant t-shirts. Colleagues and students from the Faculty of Health Sciences will also be representing the University and providing massages to runners at the finish line in a branded tent – make sure you look out for them.

In addition to the race, there will be live music, food and family games including a giant inflatable football table and Jenga, located on the plaza outside of the Brynmor Jones Library, making it a fun day out for friends and family too. We expect the first runners to come through our campus at 9.45am so make sure you come along and join us!

Spectators can enter the campus via the north west entrance on Inglemire Lane circled on the map here. All visitors will need to park on the temporary car park located on the cricket pitch.

Road closures surrounding the University are shown with the purple line on the map, but the full list of road closures can be found here.

 

For more information, please visit the official Run For All website.

Check out our summer timetable…

Staying in Hull over Summer? Don’t worry, the Campus Sport programme is continuing and we’ve got plenty of sessions to keep you occupied. Check out our new timetable that will come in to affect from Monday 4 June.

Click here -> Summer Programme 2018

Its that time of the year again, #02Touch Summer League is back
  • 5 weeks of organised fixtures with referees at the @UniOfHull
  • For only £70
  • Open to students, staff & community
To enter, please email campussport@hull.ac.uk or 01482 466491.

 

For daily updates on our sessions, why not follow all of our social media channels to keep you right in the loop!
Facebook/ Twitter & Instagram: @CampusSportHull

Community Sports Partnership Update!

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Matt Nelson Takes Gold at BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon!

After a tough race taking bronze at the BUCS Sprint only a few weeks ago, Matt Nelson runs an impressive 1 hour 50 minute finish to take the gold medal representing Hull University at the BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon in Southport!

Matt beat over 220 runners in the BUCS race, and a further 500 from the open entry race. Tyler Smith of University of Leeds, and Harry Leleu of Loughborough University took silver and bronze respectively. This is Matt’s second gold at a BUCS triathlon in 2 years and his third podium finish.

All results can be found through the following link: www.resultsbase.net/event/4486/results

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Allam British Open Squash Championship – LIVE STREAM

Head to our squash page now to keep up to date with all the action from qualifying round finals!

Link to the page is here: http://sport.hull.ac.uk/hull-sport/squash/

Check the countdown in the bottom left corner of the video for a reminder for when the next live stream begins!

Day 2 evening order of play:
17:00 – Round 1 – [4] Joelle King (NZL) v [Q]
17:45 – Round 1[6] Simon Rösner (GER) v [WC] Declan James (ENG)
18:30 – Round 1[14] Victoria Lust (ENG) v [WC] Fiona Moverley (ENG)
19:15 – Round 1[8] Ramy Ashour (EGY) v Miguel Angel Rodriguez (COL)

We are recruiting!

We are welcoming applications for the role of Campus Sport Activator. The project aims to deliver a high quality experience for participants, volunteers and workforce alike that will create a student centred holistic sports offer at the University. The roles will be part of the Sports Development Team based within the Sports & Fitness Centre and will provide a wide sustainable programme and calendar of participation level sports activity. Encouraging and enabling students of the University of Hull at both the Hull Campus and the Lawns (Cottingham) to participate in sport, increasing the level of sports participation while ensuring clear defined exit routes to foster lifelong sporting habits.

The role will include the following activities:

  • Assist the Sports Development team to promote and provide sports opportunities at the University of Hull;
  • Under the guidance of a team leader, where necessary provide day-to-day support to other members of staff and members of staff new to the work area;
  • Coordinate Campus Sport sessions;
  • Alongside the Sports Development team to promote through promotion activity the Campus Sport programme on the Campus and at the Halls of Residence;
  • Help deliver a welcome festival under guidance of the Sport Development team. Registering teams and coordinating the event itinerary;
  • Help grow the numbers of sports participants, through raising awareness of the sports offer through appropriate medias as guided by Sports Development.

The role holder will assist the Sport Development team to:

  • Deliver social, fun inclusive sport sessions;
  • Constantly consult with students to develop the sports offer at the University of Hull.

To discuss this role informally, please contact Sophie Johnson Tel: (01482) 466491, E-Mail: s.johnson5@hull.ac.uk

To apply, please click here -> https://jobs.hull.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=CA0180

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The Allam British Open Squash Championship Returns to the University!

The Allam British Open is returning to The University of Hull for the sixth consecutive year between the 13th– 20th May. Dubbed as the ‘Wimbledon of Squash’ the University of Hull and the Airco Arena will play host to the world’s best squash players such as defending champions Gregory Gaultier of France and Laura Massaro of England who will line up at the Airco in the hopes of lifting the iconic title.

 

Over the next few weeks the Campus Sport team will be running a female only squash session on Monday evening 6-7pm in the sports and fitness centre, as well as a turn up and play session Tuesday and Thursday 12-1pm. Make sure you come down to either of the sessions over the next few weeks to find out how you can get tickets to view the spectacle in May. Also check out a sneak peak of last years event in the following video:

 

 

Here are some of our top tips for exams…

During exams it isn’t uncommon for people to forget to look after themselves.  Knowing every possible thing about a subject is great but not if it means that by the day of the exam your body and mind aren’t capable of articulating any of it after too any days and nights, or studying on little to zero sleep accompanied with sugar, caffeine and whatever is left in the fridge because everyone is studying too much to get any shopping. At this stage you have studied almost all that you can study to be 100% ready for the big day. You have been planning, revising and studying and so there is little more you can do, right?

No, you still need to look after your well being during the stressful time and we have a few tips to help you through it…

  • Exercise! Did you know that physical activity is the biggest factor to enhance our well being? By participating in regular activity can help reduce stress and anxiety as well as increasing our self-esteem. Even bursts of 10 minutes will increase out mental alertness, energy level and can even help with moods! As Pharrell Williams says… “Because I’m happy”. Researchers have proven that people who take part in sport feel more content, more awake and calmer.

 

Click here to see which sessions you can take part in over the four week exam period..

  • Having trouble sleeping? Take part in the Campus Sport programme because, by increasing your physical activity levels you can boost your serotonin, a relaxing hormone which can help you get a good night’s sleep. Something that you need to help you focus right?

 

  • Getting a refreshing night’s sleep helps us to think clearer and puts us in a much better mood to deal with what the day has in store. When we exercise, we raise our body’s core temperature and as it cools down over a few hours, the body receives a signal telling it that it’s time to sleep.

We realise that exams are stressful, so take a minute out, have some ‘you’ time and get a work-out or sports session in your schedule. Then you can socialise and be active, helping you on the points highlighted above.

So, the next time you’ve had a stressful day, instead of digging your head in the sand or hiding away from it – why not consider an exercise fix to help you unwind and de-stress, especially around the exam period with the Campus Sport programme.

Good luck everybody and follow us on @CampusSportHull on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter for daily updates on sessions you can get involved with…