The Alumni and Development Committee of Cambridge University Athletic Club aims to re-connect old members with CUAC; to create opportunities to interact with other alumni and current students; and to facilitate involvement with CUAC’s current activities.
We would be delighted to hear from all alumni interested in maintaining or regaining contact with the club. If you would like to hear periodically about the latest club news, and any special events; or if you feel you can offer any particular assistance, financial or otherwise, to current members, we would ask that you fill in an alumni registration form online by clicking the button above.
Alternately, feel free to contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or our current alumni rep Olivia Hylton-Pennant on email@example.com.
The past several years have been particularly eventful and successful for CUAC. In 2007, the Men’s Blues team won the Varsity Match for the first time in ten years, setting a new record winning margin for a Cambridge team in the process. Match records fell again in the Men’s Blues and Alverstone matches in 2009, whilst many Cambridge athletes also played integral roles in the team that defeated Harvard & Yale for the first time in sixteen years during the 2009 Transatlantic Series tour. The 2010 Varsity Match saw the first ever 4-0 Cambridge win at Iffley Road, while the 2011 edition was another 4-0 whitewash, with match record winning margins in both Blues matches. Cambridge equalled the 4-0 precedent in the 2015 most recent Varisty Match at Wilberforce Road. The club has nurtured a number of recent international stars, including: World and Olympic 1500m finalist Andy Baddeley, Commonwealth Heptathlon Medallist Grace Clements, and World Junior Championships Silver Medallist Louis Persent. Equally as impressive accolades exist amongst newer additions too, namely Lewis Lloyd and Emily Dudgeon having represented GB at the World Cross Country Championships and 800m in the World Juniors, respectively.
Unfortunately, due to the club’s transient leadership structure, contact details for students leaving Cambridge over the years have not been recorded with any regularity, which has made maintaining contact with graduates difficult. In 2008, members of an internal CUAC Alumni and Development Committee began working to compile a list of all Varsity Match participants since the early 1950s, using the club’s collection of Varsity Match programmes, painstakingly maintained over the years by Dr Chris Thorne and the late Allan Malcolm. Thanks to the hard work of many club members, and the assistance of Cambridge Alumni Relations Office, who agreed to distribute this mail-out on our behalf, we are making great strides towards our objective of re-connecting with former members.