Sports round-up

OMs have continued to flourish in their sporting achievements this year, ranging from a 250km race across the Sahara Desert to being crowned Tennis and Rackets Association U21 Doubles Champions at Queens.

On the theme of running, multiple OMs ran the Edinburgh Half Marathon on 28th May including Dom Coulson (C1 2013-18) for Children with Cancer and Willa Rowan Hamilton (MO 2016-21), Oliver Munn (LI 2016-21), Grace Pilkington (LI 2020-22) and Lucy Thornton (PR 2019-21) for Mind, in memory of Honor Edwards (LI 2019-21) which you can read about here.

Tad Mather (C2 2008-13) took part in the Marathon des Sables in April, which includes a 250km foot race across the Sahara Desert, for Malaria No More UK. Max Turner (C1 2005-10) is starting the epic challenge of walking 1100 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and Against Malaria Foundation.

Earlier in the year, OMs Louis Dessalles (B1 2016-21) and Jamie Porter (TU 2016-21) were crowned T&RA U21 Doubles Champions at Queen’s, winning the Leonard Cup.

The College’s annual Prize Day took place on Saturday 27th May which involved OM v College Tennis and Cricket XI vs Marlborough Blues. David Reed-Felstead (PR 1962-66), Karen Hill (B2/MM 1988-90), Greg Caterer (CO 2000-06) and Dominic Russell (C2 2017-22) came back to Marlborough to play against the College for an enjoyable afternoon’s play of Tennis.