Sophie Hurst

Warwick’s cross-country season so far

On the 13th November, Warwick’s cross-country squad, WUAX, travelled to Bentley Court Farm in Newcastle-under-Lyme to compete in the first of four Midlands XC League races. The event saw runners covering distances between 6.5km and 8km, in near perfect racing conditions. Freshers, Tom, and Katie were the first WUAX athletes...
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Posted Nov. 27, 2021

Three types of reactions you get when you tell someone you’re British and what I’ve learnt from them so far

The phrase, “Hello, I’m Sophie, a ERASMUS student from Britain”, felt like my best friend when I arrived in Spain. I thought introductions would be a routine operation for the first week and then things would move on. However, one of the most surprising realisations I’ve made so far is that declaring your British roots creates a wide variety of responses.
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Posted Nov. 15, 2021

Letesenbet Gidey smashes women’s half marathon world record

On 24 October, Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia broke the women’s half marathon world record by an astounding 70 seconds. In achieving a time of 1.02.52, she became the first woman to break the 63-minute barrier. After a handful of other marathon and half marathon records have been broken over the...
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Posted Nov. 11, 2021

Sport and mental health: pressure is part of the game

Mental health in the sporting world is something which is little spoken about. However, over the last few months, it has become a topic which has become more noticeable among the sporting headlines. Having seen Simone Biles cite mental health as the reason for pulling out of some events at...
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Posted Oct. 6, 2021

Student Guide: Sustainable Living

Sustainable living can seem like a daunting prospect but, to put it simply, it boils down to “making choices that aim to reduce our individual and collective environmental impact”. For students, this is something which can easily be pushed aside, considered too expensive and time consuming. However, as easily as...
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Posted Sep. 28, 2021

Emma Raducanu and a Wimbledon like no other

With a Wimbledon set in the aftermath of the pandemic, it was likely it would be a tournament like no other, and for 18-year-old Emma Raducanu it was just that. Ranking 338th in the world at the time, Raducanu had initially applied for Wimbledon in the wildcard slot and been...
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Posted Aug. 3, 2021

British triathlon moves from strength to strength

Triathlon has become a pillar of the British Olympic calendar. With the Brownlee brothers storming to the top of the podium in the past few Olympic games, it has given the sport a huge platform to be enjoyed by any Team GB supporter. Bu, with no Alistair Brownlee this year,...
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Posted Aug. 1, 2021

Tips for an eco-friendly Easter

Tipped to be a bigger celebration than Christmas this year, Easter presents a wealth of environmental problems. With each piece of chocolaty goodness comes plastic waste from wrapping and the question of production. Each year, we buy around £150m worth of Easter eggs in the UK alone, which generates an...
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Posted Apr. 12, 2021

Does Roger Federer’s Doha loss signal the end of an era?

After producing a 7-6(8), 3-6, 7-5 win over Dan Evans in the round of 16 of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, Roger Federer failed to progress through to the semi-final after losing to Nikoloz Basilashvili in the quarterfinals.  This was the second straight three-set match Federer had faced in...
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Posted Mar. 22, 2021