OUTriC once again increased its membership from last year and a weekly 'Novice Ride' was introduced to cater for the growing novice membership and enthusiasm. Rachel Hallam was appointed as the club head coach, assisted by student coaches Laura Fenwick and Luke Sperry. Michael Hirst was the club President.
Varsity Triathlon 2015 was one of the club's most successful in recent years, resulting in an overall 3-2 Oxford win. Increased participation from female athletes in the club was reflected in Oxford winning both the Women’s Blues match (25 minutes) and the Women’s Mob match (12 minutes). The Men's Blues match was an incredibly close and hard fought affair. With a winning margin of just 15 seconds, Oxford took victory for the first time since 2003!
The club has also seen many exceptional individual performances this year. At the BUCS Sprint Triathlon on 3rd May OUTriC certainly held its own among fierce competition from other universities. Renee Haver and Imogen Kempton both placed in the top 20, and in the men's race Oliver Crossley was 24th, closely followed by Alex Bradley, Charlton Bannister and Tom Lewin. Sophia Saller recorded two top 10 finishes on the WTS circuit and achieved an overall world series ranking of 20th for 2015.
At the Sports Federation Annual Ball, Sophia Saller was named 'Oxford University Sportswoman of the Year' in recognition of her outstanding achievements in the sport and contributions to the club throughout her undergraduate degree. These included becoming U23 Elite World Champion and German National Champion in August 2014.
Full Blues Oliver Crossley Renee Haver