St Hugh’s fields largest team at Oxford Town and Gown 10K 2022
Congratulations to the St Hugh’s College team on their outstanding performance at the Oxford Town and Gown 10K on Sunday 8 May 2022. We were delighted to field a strong team of 72 runners including St Hugh’s alumni, students and staff, many of whom finished the 10K run in under an hour. Graduate student, Sacha Salphati (DPhil Interdisciplinary Bioscience, 2020), was the first over the line for St Hugh’s achieving a very fast time of 34 minutes and 32 seconds.
Oxford Town and Gown was started in 1982 by local runners as a fun run to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy and still to this day all profits from the race go to Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK). The unique route is the only closed-road city centre 10k in Oxford with a glorious stretch along the River Cherwell and finishing in the University Parks.
After the event, the team met back at the College for a well-earned brunch where they were joined by the family and friends of St Hugh’s alumnus, the late Jamie Gardiner (History, 2013-2016). Their team, “Jamie’s Wood”, are raising £65,000 to create a woodland in Jamie’s memory on Glenlude Estate in the Scottish borders. Jamie lived his passion for nature in countless walks, hikes and expeditions. Since his sudden death while mountaineering in Norway in January 2017, a group of his friends have coordinated this plan as a way to celebrate his life and passion for the natural world. For more information and to donate visit: jamieswood.carrd.co.
Below is a selection of photographs taken at the event.