Couch to 5k starting this January…

hull half marathon

The Hull Sport team are starting a University wide couch to 5k running group this January open to students, staff and members of the public over the age of 16. Couch to 5k is designed for those who would like to gradually start building up their running ability that they eventually run 5k without stopping.

Hull Sport have dedicated run leaders who will produce fun and safe routes to get you started, and offer support and guidance throughout.

So do you need that #MondayMotivation each week, or fancy starting something new for 2019? Well Hull Sport Couch to 5k will take place every Monday at 5.30pm from the Beacon for only £1 per person.

For the first week, we are giving you a free session on the 28th January so why not come along and see what you can achieve!

Why not start something new for 2019 and reserve a place with Hull Sport now


The University of Hull will host the Allam British Open

The University of Hull will host the Allam British Open, one of the world’s most prestigious squash championships from the 18-26 May 2019.

Dr Assem Allam, long-time sponsor of the tournament, announced the deal at the University’s new sports centre, The Beacon, on Tuesday. It is the first time the University will host the entire tournament, having been the venue for qualifying and round one matches in the past.

Assem said: “I am very happy to continue to support the Allam British Open and extend my backing of this great tournament. The British Open is a national treasure, and it is fantastic that we are continuing to build on the legacy of staging the event completely at the new sport development at the University of Hull campus and inspiring new generations to become involved with the sport in the region. I hope that we can attract many young students to discover squash for the first time in 2019 and look forward to working together with England Squash, the Professional Squash Association and the University of Hull to develop the sport in the region in the years to come.”

The Allam British Open is the oldest and most established tournament in squash. With a prize fund of £125,000 for each of the male and female winners, it is widely considered to be one of the two most prestigious tournaments in the game, often referred to as the “Wimbledon of squash”.

Steve Curtis, Partnership and Project Manager (Sport)​, said: “We are a university which is passionate about sport and this announcement is fantastic news. Our ambition is to be able to provide the setting to host world tournaments like this and our new facilities will provide an amazing location. We look forward to welcoming spectators from across the globe to witness what is sure to be a thrilling tournament.

“We hope the event can inspire the region to pick up a racket and give squash a go, we will be working in local schools to provide opportunities to try squash and to attend the championships on campus.”


Hull Sport Christmas Netball Tournament!

Hull Sport, Netball tournament

Hull Sport will be hosting a Christmas themed charity netball tournament to raise funds for Macmillan and raise items for the shoebox appeal. We are encouraging all teams to come in fancy dress and there are prizes to be won for the best dressed!

Date: Wednesday 12th December

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Teams: Maximum 10 players per team – teams must be mixed

The Beacon, Sports Hall

£1per player

Due to limited space, entries will be based on a first come first serve basis. To register your team, please email


Campus Sport Programme starts Monday 24 September

The wait is over! Our new multi-million pound sports arena is open and facilities include a 12-court sports arena, international-standard netball courts, bleacher-style seating for 700 spectators – and this is the home to the Campus Sport programme, wahoo!

Whether you’re new to exercise or want to continue your passion for competition, the number of activities you can get involved with at the University of Hull is almost endless.

The University Sport Development team deliver all the sporting activity here at the University from social sports, competitive leagues, female only sessions, fitness and an established workforce programme. With the Campus Sport programme, there isn’t a membership fee or contract – you can turn up to our sessions and pay as you go. At all of our sessions we provide the equipment and coaching so you can just turn up and take part.

Our sessions are a great way of meeting new people, continuing your passion in sport or discovering a new hobby. Some of the programmes we offer include –

  • Campus Sport
  • Social leagues: football, netball and squash
  • University football programme
  • Football leadership programme
  • Volunteering
  • Fabulass: female only sport & fitness

All Campus Sport sessions will start from Monday 24th September so make sure you come along and join one of our 20 sport sessions!

For more information on the above, please contact a member from the Sport Development Team at, call 01482 466491.

University of Hull Colour Run

The University of Hull Sport Development team are proud to announce their annual colour run in partnership with Guide Dogs!

On Saturday the 13th October we will be hosting a colour run down at the Lawns Centre for student’s staff and members of the community. This event is open to all ages and accommodates for children who are accompanied by adults! This is event is perfect fun for the family and promises not to disappoint. This event follows the footsteps of last year’s record number of participants – 250, which was shortlisted for an award at the Yorkshire university sports awards! Working together with Guide Dogs will help us raise the awareness of the event and the work of fantastic charity, so expect lots of doggy filled treats in there as well

To start lots of runners start the day in a white t-shirt, getting covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours at each kilometre of the course. Oh, and did we mention you don’t even have to run? You can choose to walk, skip or dance your way around if you feel like it. It’s all about the fun and what gives you the biggest smiles. Come and join the Colour Run for an event that you definitely will not forget!

Distance: 3k – three laps around the outskirts of the Lawns Centre, however, you don’t have to run, you can walk, dance or jog, it’s entirely up to you! Alternatively, if you’re feeling adventurous and want to do run more than 3 laps on the day, that is also allowed.

A small message from Guide Dogs – Every hour in the UK, someone loses their sight. There are almost two million people in the UK currently living with sight loss. By 2050, this number is predicted to double.

Guide Dogs aim is simple: We want people who are blind and partially sighted to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else. We work with people of all ages, from all different backgrounds; from parents with babies who have just been diagnosed with sight loss to people in their 80s and 90s. Our services help people to do the simple things that sighted people often take for granted, like travelling to work or school, popping out for groceries or meeting up with friends.

A partnership with the University of Hull for this year’s colour run event will help us to raise awareness of our life-changing services and help us reach those who need our help.


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.


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 or call 01482 466491.


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:

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)


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:



Just Play Summer Festival of Football

Campus Sport will be hosting a Just Play ‘Summer’ Football Festival on Friday 27th April! The tournament will be held on the 3G at the University Sports Centre at 2pm

The festival of football will include:
– Male & Female Tournament (5-A-Side)
– Zorb Football
– Jianzi Challenge – Click here for a video showcasing the Jianzi Challenge!
– Target Shootout Goal
Prizes To Be Won at each competition!

There are limited places available so please make sure to book a place for your team before they are filled!

To book please go to:

Please also join the Facebook event page for updates: