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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

Matt Nelson on the podium for a second consecutive year at BUCS Sprint Triathlon

For a second consecutive year Matthew Nelson has been our lone triathlete representing the University of Hull at the annual BUCS Sprint Triathlon, and for a second consecutive year he has pushed his body to the limit and reached another podium finish! Finishing with a time of 1:02:14.8 Matt beat the course record he set last year when he took the gold medal by a total of 1 minute and 4 seconds!

This year the standard of runners had increased dramatically, and despite beating his previous time, Matt was beaten for gold and silver medal. However, bronze is an outstanding result considering the field consisted of 476 runners, 266 in his category. Full results can be accessed through this link: DBResults.co.uk/results

The weather was incredibly hot and sunny at the weekend, we can only imagine what the runners were going through! Matt will now be looking forward to competing in the BUCS Standard Distance Triathlon on the 20th May.

Hull Uni Men’s Football Club Promoted

Hull Uni Men’s Football Club have surged to promotion with four successive wins, finishing with a convincing 4v1 victory away to University of Leeds 2nd team.

The win means the club will be competing in Northern 3B next year. Facing the likes of Leeds Beckett 2nds and Teeside 1sts.

The final game was the decider. University of Leeds 2nds were the current leaders of the division, through goal difference, and required only a draw to achieve promotion. Goals from Kallum Findley, Joe Brown and two by Moto Ajibade meant Hull finished three points clear, topping the group in style.

The club began the season with somewhat inconsistent form, however, with an undefeated 2018 they have really shone and can look forward to some stiffer competition next academic year. Congratulations to all the players, committee and coach, Joe Tomlinson, for all the hard work they have put in!

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