athletics

Athletics


Friday 17 March
From 4.30pm
Allianz Park, Greenlands Lanes, Hendon, NW4 1RL

Students £7.50/£12.50 / Non-Students £10/£15
Note: this event is combined with Rugby

Want to celebrate the end of Varsity 2017 in style?
Buy the End of Varsity 2017 ticket that includes entrance to the official Varsity 2017 After Party

Buy tickets: from UCLU · from KCLSU

About the Venue

Allianz Park is a wheelchair accessible venue.

 

Parking is available at the facility.

 

For those travelling by public transport, the stations nearest to Allianz Park are Mill Hill Broadway and Mill Hill East tube station. Bus routes that run near Allianz Park are the: 113 and 221.

New to Athletics?

Athletics is the world’s oldest sport. It is a collection of events that include running, jumping and throwing. The purpose is simple; jump the highest or longest, throw the furthest or run the fastest. The objectivity of the sport makes it a beautiful reflection of the very best of human performance and ability. At Varsity, there are six athletic events; the 100 metre, 800 metre, 3000 metre, long jump, shot put and 4×100 metre relay. Men and women compete separately but there is only one varsity point up for grabs. In each event match points are awarded to the top four athletes:

  • 1st receives 5 points
  • 2nd receives 3 points
  • 3rd receives 2 points
  • 4th receives 1 point

The team with the most points at the end of the final event wins the Athletics Varsity even and takes the Varsity point.

UCLU


5pm

UCL Athletics are ready to take on KCL!

UCL Athletics has dominated the London Athletics scene for the past two years, winning the past 5/5 athletics championships. However with a smaller number of select events, Varsity is too close to call. UCL’s long distance squad is a force to be reckoned with, whilst KCL’s sprinters are looking fierce. Both teams know each other well; working closely alongside each other away from competitions, but will become the biggest rivals once the gun goes off. Both teams will need some special performances to take the victory.

KCLSU


5pm

This will most certainly be a tense event…

King’s won the ‘unofficial’ varsity two years ago, but a lot changes in university sport over a short period of time. Since then both clubs have expanded and moved to new tracks with new coaches. The King’s sprinters are now trained by Olympians Lloyd Cowan (MBE) and Conrad Williams at the club’s new home, Southwark Park Athletics Centre. Back in November the club was left disappointed after losing to UCL by a single point at the UofL championships, but a lot of training has happened since then. But where King’s are expected to do well in the sprints, UCL have a strong field of distance runners. Expect a close match which could be decided in the final event – the 4×100 metre relay.