Cambridge University Hare and Hounds
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Cambridge University Hare and Hounds (CUH&H) is the University of Cambridge cross country running club. It has been providing training and competitions for its members since 7 February 1880. The club's activities are based at the University’s track facilities at Wilberforce Road off Madingley Road and the grass of Jesus Green in Cambridge, England. Past members include the 1956 Olympic Steeplechase gold medallist Chris Brasher, England international Bruce Tulloh, the Australian miler Herb Elliott, scientist Alan Turing, top 1,500m runner Andrew Baddeley, and 2012 Summer Olympics & World Triathlon Champion Alistair Brownlee.
Mike Turner, an international distance runner in the 1960s was CUH&H president for thirty years until his retirement in 2006.
The focus each winter is on the Varsity match against University of Oxford Cross Country Club, in which competitors may receive a University Sporting Blue on merit of performance. This is one of the oldest annual fixtures of its kind in the world, having been held since 1880, with only world wars breaking up the series. The event is currently split over two weekends, with the second to fourth teams competing at Cambridge or Oxford, followed by the first team match at Wimbledon Common.
The second major fixture of the year is the BUCS cross-country championships.
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