Jock Strip

first_imgJock Strip always endeavours to be light-hearted but last week took a step too far. The very notion that Oxford’s glamorous and brilliant women’s football side should be commiserated on “defeat in Varsity” was absurd. Of course the real score was 4-3 to the might of the Dark Blues in a hugely entertaining encounter. The Tabs had started as favourites, having won twice in a row in 2002 and 2003, but to no avail. Apologies to readers and the side for the mistake, and the very best of wishes to the side for next season. It is all change at the top of the Oxford Sports hierarchy as Georgie Webb, third-year star of the recent Varsity basketball triumph, takes over the sabbatical post of Sports Federation President from fellow Brasenose sportswoman Libby Payne before the Michaelmas term. Given that the main task of the President is to ensure the efficient running of University sports clubs, the fact that her Basketball Club was recently chosen as the Sports Club of the Year certainly bodes well. Thursday marks the anniversary of sporting history being made at Oxford – 50 years since Roger Bannister ran the four minute mile on the track at Iffley Road. To mark the occasion, Oxford University Athletics Club are re-creating the fixture of 6 May 1964 against England AAA where the record was broken. Races begin at 3pm, with an elite mile race at 6pm, the time that Bannister set off half a century ago. Tickets for the event cost £10 and are available from the University Sports Sports Department. With dreary February mornings only a vague memory in the average rower’s mind, it is only four weeks until Eights, reminding us why anyone endures the hell of Torpids – for the sake of Summer Rowing! While the Isis is crammed with bare-chested boaties, business minded spectators can play the rowing stockmarket via www.bumpsdaq.com You can now trade in shares in Oxford colleges, gambling on race results and trying to make a virtual fortune out of your boatclub. Sounds intriguing, though Jockstrip would always bet on topless rowing over topless trading.ARCHIVE: 0th week TT 2004last_img

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