Back for its third year, the Sheffield Varsity 10k has a new route – starting and finishing at the University of Sheffield's 21 storey Arts Tower.
Organised by Fairplay Events, the three lap route will take you through two of Sheffield's most scenic parks, Weston Park and Crookes Valley Park. Runners then tackle the short but steep Harcourt Road hill before looping around back to the Arts Tower.
Students, staff and alumni of both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield will go head to head over the 10km route. The current score is 1 – 1, who will be victorious in 2014?
As always non-University runners are very welcome and all runners will be chip-timed and receive a free t-shirt.
Get your trainers on, raise money for St Luke's Hospice and make sure that your University wins!
£18 per runner
£16 for UKA Affiliated runners
Hallam win American Football Steel Bowl
Varsity 2014 continued on Sunday 2nd February as the American Football fixture was decided at Sheffield Hallam's Sports Park. The fixture was primarily a BUCS league game but with the result also counting as a point for Varsity it was even more crucial for both sides. Sheffield Hallam won the fixture which was closely fought throughout and only 2 points separated the teams -the final score was 8-6. The Varsity 2014 score now stands at 3-2 to the University of Sheffield.
Photo by Jamie Stancombe Photography
Ashes to Alps
The University of Sheffield retain Winter Varsity trophy
The ski and snowboarding teams from Sheffield University and Hallam have just returned from a fantastic week in the Alps, where for the first time ever their event was held on real snow!
Following the loss of Sheffield Ski village, the three clubs, SheffSki, SUSC, and SHUSnow, took it upon themselves to organise a brilliant event for both Universities and compete for 4 Varsity points in the Alps. The event was named 'Ashes to Alps', reflecting the progress from the buring of Sheffield's Ski village to the glorious Alps.
With the help of NUCO travel, a specific Snowpark was built for the afternoon and the races were done under floodlights in the evening. The whole week had an incredible atmosphere and this was made even better by a 3-1 win for the University of Sheffield, winning us the first ever Ashes to Alps trophy and ensuring we retain the Winter varsity trophy. Sheffield Hallam won the Ski freestyle point and The University of Sheffield won the Snowboard freetyle and both the boarding and ski races.
Lawrie Campbell, the University of Sheffield Race Captain, had this to say about the trip: "After all three clubs struggled with the consequences of the loss of their beloved ski village, Ashes to Alps Sheffield Winter varsity couldn't have gone any better. 1 week, 1 mountain, 400 students, soleil [sun], neige [snow] and VICTORY!"
University of Sheffield Students' Union
Varsity Sheffield 2014 announced
Varsity returns this year with a new jam-packed programme of sports and venues in 2014. Full fixture details will be updated in the New Year but the ski and snowboarding teams will be heading out to the Alps to hold Winter Varsity on Wednesday 8th January.
The American Football Steelbowl will take place at Goodwin Sports Centre on Sunday 2nd February. The rest of the competition will run from 21st March to Wednesday 2nd March with an exciting finale at Motorpoint Arena where both Ice Hockey teams battling it out for victory on the ice!