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Shotokan Karate put up a fight in this week’s round-up

Edinburgh University Shotokan Karate Club had a successful day at the Scottish Student Sport Cup. In the Kumite category, the club’s Women’s Novice Team and the Women’s Open Weight Team picked up bronze and the Male Novice team took home silver, while in the Kata category, the Novice Team walked away with bronze.

Six of Edinburgh University’s Netball Club (EUNC) teams played in BUCS League matches, the Conference Plate and the Conference Cup on Saturday. Winning six out of six matches, with a cumulative goal difference of 263, EUNC can be extremely proud of their performance last weekend.

Whilst it was an easy win for Edinburgh University Basketball Club Men’s 1s against the University of Strathclyde 1s (72-35), the Men’s 2s lost 53-42 against Robert Gordon University 1s. The Women’s 3s played a great game to secure a 45-6 win against Edinburgh Napier University 2s. Finally, the Men’s 3s succumbed to a disappointing 63-39 loss against Queen Margaret University 2s.

Last weekend the Edinburgh University Mountaineering Club visited one of their favourite places; Glen Licht House, more commonly known as “the Bothy”, at the foot of the Five Sisters of Kintail. The hut, located in the Northwest Highlands, is currently under renovation. Whilst some of the club went out bagging munros, others spent the weekend helping out with the renovation.

It was a busy week for Edinburgh University Ultimate Men’s team. The four Edinburgh teams entered into the Men’s Indoor Regionals, finishing 4th, 13th, 19th, and 22nd, respectively. In addition, the Men’s 1s could not quite find the win against the University of Glasgow 1s, losing 11-9.

Edinburgh University Sailing Club hosted the first round of the Scottish Student Sailing League at Lochore Meadows. Edinburgh Blue finished 2nd and won a place in the prestigious Platinum League. Edinburgh Green and White secured their places in Gold.

Edinburgh University Badminton Club Men’s 4s faced Glasgow Caledonian University 1s, in their Scottish Conference Cup match, losing 10-2. EUBC Men’s 3s also played in the same cup, against the University of the West of Scotland 1s, however they lost 9-3. And sadly, EUBC Women’s 1s lost 7-1 against the University of Nottingham 1s.

The Edinburgh University Boating Club’s Novice Women had great success at the Aberdeen Head of the River Weekend, placing 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th in their event and missing out on first place by only three seconds. The Novice Men had the fastest university novice crew of the day, coming in third place.

Within the Edinburgh University Swimming and Water Polo Club, both the Men and Women 1s Water Polo teams achieved three wins out of four against Northumbria and Sheffield Hallam respectively. The Men’s 2s lost against the University of St Andrews, 9-8, and the Women’s 2s won 21-1 against Robert Gordon University.

Edinburgh University Orienteering Club (EUOC) ventured to the Lake District last weekend. EUOC did extremely well on both days placing 2nd and 3rd on the Black course, 4th on the Brown course on Saturday, as well as achieving 1st and 2nd on the Short Brown course on the Sunday. Edinburgh University Archery Club (EUAC) took part in The Great Scottish Spin Off this week, raising both funds and awareness for the Scottish Association for Mental Health. EUAC covered a combined distance of 46.7 miles.

Edinburgh University Lawn Tennis Club Men’s 1s lost to the University of Nottingham 1s, 12-0. The Men’s 2s faced the Men’s 3s, with the 2s triumphing with a 10-2 win, and the Men’s 4s won against the University of Glasgow 3s, 12-0. The Women’s 1s came out with an 8-4 victory against University of Strathclyde 1s, whilst the Women’s 3s drew 6-6 with the University of Stirling 3s.

The Hare and Hounds took part in the most anticipated event of their racing calendar, The Braids XC Hill Race. Results included 1st and 2nd place in the 5km for Tom Martyn and Andrew Lawler, as well as 2nd place for Georgia Tindley. Hare and Hounds are also celebrating after several members were selected to represent Scotland at the Euro trials. Steph Pennycook, Louise Mercer and Catriona Graves make up three of the four Women’s U23 selections, while Scott Stirling also received a call-up for the Men’s U23 squad.

 

Image courtesy of Edinburgh University Shotokan Karate Club

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