Team Sunderland

Team Sunderland rise to BUCS Challenge

Throughout lockdown Team Sunderland members have continued to engage in British University & College Sport (BUCS) challenges leading to some fantastic results for the university.

With all competitive sport halted over a year ago BUCS opted to fill the void with a number of challenges mainly taking place on a Wednesday.

These included the Great BUCS run where students from across the UK would run 5km and upload their times online to create an overall leaderboard.

The Spring Series saw Team Sunderland finish a superb fifth overall behind only University of the West of England, Nottingham Trent University, London School of Economics and Durham University.

Other events also included a virtual cycling challenge and a monthly minute’s challenge.

Throughout March, Team Sunderland were consistently in the top 10 each week for the Great BUCS run with seventh, ninth and second place finishes.

They also placed second behind University of the West of England in the BUCS Bunny 10k which took place over the Easter weekend.

Team Sunderland Sports Development Officer Laura Hockaday said: “It’s been great seeing our members engaging in activity during a difficult period with no competitions or fixtures for them to compete in.

“To finish so high in the rankings was an added bonus and shows how dedicated our members were to consistently completing the challenges.”