Nathan Douglas begins his 2014 season on Saturday at the British Indoor Championships in Sheff-ield.

The 31-year-old Oxford City athlete and British international competes in the triple jump, which starts at 12.31pm.

OXFORD University’s men finished 11th at the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Cross Country Championships in Stirling.

They were led by Will Christofi, who clocked 36mins 27secs to finish 35th over the 11.1km course.

Alex Muir (37.16), Alex Howard (37.52) and Adam Speake (38.43) completed their side.

Oxford Brookes’ Dan Studley, who was expected to vie for a medal, dropped out due to illness.

Birmingham University student and Oxford City athlete Melissa Hawtin sat out the race due to illness, but saw her teammates take ladies’ gold.

Oxford University’s ladies finished 22nd, ahead of Brookes, who were 27th.

OXFORD City’s Ella Turner produced a star turn in the London Under 15 and Under 17 Indoor Games at Lee Valley.

The under 15 athlete clocked the fastest 300m time of the day to go fourth in this year’s UK rankings.

Turner recorded 43.09secs, which was just 1.8 seconds outside the British record.

Radley’s Ryan Craze broke the club’s under 17 60m mark with 7.50 and improved his 200m best to 24.00.

DAVID Gain (Radley) broke the seven-second barrier for 60m in the Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC Winter Series with 6.99.

JESSICA Bruce (Headington Road Runners) was the fourth lady home in the Thames Trot, a 50-mile race from Oxford to Henley, recording 7hrs 18mins 30secs.


(senior men unless stated)



60m – Under 20: J Finch (Rad) 7.63. Under 17: E Braud (Rad) 7.64 pb. Under 15: S Nelson (Rad) 9.04 pb.

60mH – Under 17: T Stevens (Oxf) 9.03 pb.

200m – Under 15: S Nelson (Rad) 29.84 pb.

400m – Under 17: T Stevens (Oxf) 53.51 pb, E Braud (Rad) 58.54 pb.

Long jump – Under 17: E Braud (Rad) 4.77 pb.

Triple jump – Under 20: J Finch (Rad) 12.24 pb.


60m – Under 17: K Gregory (Rad) 8.52 pb, A Dearnaley (Rad) 8.82. Under 15: L Brown (Rad) 8.54 pb, L Barnes (Rad) 8.62 pb, S Mott (Rad) 8.79 pb, K Hull (Rad) 9.10 pb, E Bridges-Martin (Rad) 9.24 pb.

60mH – Under 20: L Hooper (Rad) 10.66. Under 17: A Byles (Oxf) 9.46 pb, K Gregory (Rad) 10.46. Under 15: J O’Dowda (Oxf) 9.47.

200m – Under 15: S Mott (Rad) 29.34, L Brown (Rad) 30.38, K Hull (Rad) 31.03, E Bridges-Martin (Rad) 31.78 pb, L Barnes (Rad) 31.90.

300m – Under 17: A Byles (Oxf) 43.81 pb.

800m – Under 17: K Gregory (Rad) 2.31.54 pb.

Long jump – Under 20: L Hooper (Rad) 4.85. Under 17: K Gregory (Rad) 4.19. Under 15: L Barnes (Rad) 4.17, L Brown (Rad) 3.68, E Bridges-Martin (Rad) 3.26.

High jump – Under 20: L Hooper (Rad) 1.40m. Shot – Under 17: K Gregory (Rad) 6.96. Under 15: J O’Dowda (Oxf) 7.09 pb.


Eynsham RR: N Sheard (V40) 9.06.09.


Headington RR: 937 M Stone (V60) 1.50.35, 1140 J Tranter (V40) 1.55.49, 1256 S Cowls (V50) 1.58.56, 1610 U Neale (V40) 2.15.48.