A triumph for OM sports

The last year has been a triumph for OM success in various sports. Ranging from rugby, to running to sailing, here are a few stories of what OMs have been achieving.

Josh Dingley (C1 2016-21) and Byron Lloyd-Gilmour (SS 2020-22) have both had a successful start to the season at Bath Rugby with Byron’s debut in the preseason game v Coventry in August. Archie Griffin (C3 2014-19) and Byron  both played for Team Bath who ran out convincing winners at The Rec, the home of Bath Rugby. Team Bath won 40-13 with prop Griffin amongst the scorers. Both OMs are currently part of the Bath Rugby squad – combining their studies at Bath with professional rugby.

It is also fantastic to see Old Marlburian brothers Rory (TU 2020-22) and Ollie (CO 2018-20) England doing so well up in the North East with Ollie securing the spot of captain for Durham University Football Club. At this year’s Festival of Sport, the OM Football Club secured a 4-2 victory against the 1st XI.

A massive congratulations to the Old Marlburian Sailing Association who won the Bobby Reynolds Tankard. The full story of their achievement can be found here along with photos from the day.

Just weeks after landing in Australia, Sam Martin-Jenkins (LI 2017-22) has found himself facing some of the world’s best cricketers. Martin-Jenkins jetted off to Adelaide in mid-October to spend the winter at the Darren Lehmann Academy and play for Northern Districts CC (The Jets). However, this week he had the fantastic opportunity of net bowling to India’s KL Rahul at the Adelaide Oval, as England’s opponents prepared for their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup semi-final.

Cameron Heyring (C1 2016-21) ran the London Marathon and on the 7th of August, Patrick McClintock (SU 2019-21) ran the Swansea Ironman 70.3, which included a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run. This was done in memory of Oliver Chessher (CO 2019-21), whose life was cut short last year. The race served as both a mental and physical challenge, and a way for Patrick to push himself further than ever have before in hopes of raising money for the mental health charity – Mind. So far, £3,185 has been raised and is only the beginning of events that will be performed in Oliver’s name. Donations can still be made here.

Finally, congratulations to Laurella Wood-Walker (EL/SU 1991-96) who had her Celestial Inspired Flow published in Soul & Spirit Magazine. Laurella is passionate about using Embodied Movement as a tool for vibrant living and creative fulfilment whilst creating a place where you feel empowered, nourished and deeply connected. She teaches Prana Vinyasa Yoga and The Radiance Practice, a blend of Yoga, Shaking, Free Dance, Breath work and Relaxation. More about Laurella’s work can be found here.