Start of Term: Varsity Horse Race & CUMPC Taster Sessions

Following a good list of sign ups at the Freshers’ Fair, taster sessions have been taking place over the weekend. So far we’ve held a tea run (gentle run followed by cake), a well attended running intervals session on Jesus Green and a fencing session with our coach Jamie. Still to come is shooting tomorrow evening and swimming Tuesday morning and we’re looking forward to seeing lots of people at both.

Alongside organising the club, the more experienced returners have been getting back into the swing of training too. I went for a beautiful long run this morning in glorious weather and really burst the bubble by heading out from the vet school across the fields. This year we’re joining the university running club, the Hare and Hounds, for some running sessions with the first one tomorrow. I’m looking forward to meeting the club and training alongside them. We also have plans for some collaboration with the university fencers so that both clubs can benefit from a bigger pool of people to fight against.

Cambridge has got it’s buzz back now that all of the undergraduates have arrived/returned, and everyone I know has been busy catching up with each other and trying out new things. Over the weekend the Varsity Horserace took place over on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket. With 4 of the 5 riders vets and 3 of them pentathletes I headed along to support along with plenty of other students. Despite having been around horses for a while I had no idea about racing and it was an interesting day topped off by the fact that Cambridge won – in first place was one of our pentathletes, well done Holly!

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