The Grey-t race
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The Grey-t race

Funnily enough, I was on a run when I had the idea that has become the Greyt Race. Grey College’s charity fundraiser is a pretty simple challenge – to run 1000k as a college over the period of a week, and to raise as much money for our chosen charity, the Albert Kennedy Trust, as possible. However, there were several…
Divas by name, not by nature
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Divas by name, not by nature

Cheerleading can be stereotypically considered a cliquey sport. For some, it’s not even a sport (in spite of having dance, gymnastics, acrobatics and lifting people in the air). As part of Durham Divas, and someone who’s been involved in cheerleading since the beginning of university, I can confirm it is the most inclusive…
My student-athlete experience
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My student-athlete experience

Being a female student-athlete is special becausethere are oftentimeswe are overlooked and underestimated.Growing up, I was usually one of the only girls on the court and I enjoyed the moments of proving people wrong when they see that I too can play. Using this as motivation and beingable to…
24 Hours of Football for Charity
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24 Hours of Football for Charity

For most final-year students at Durham, the start of Michaelmas term is dominated by talk of three things: dissertations, exams and job applications. I’ll be honest, I say most students because some of us have had our attention firmly fixed elsewhere. Whilst I’m sure my laid-back attitude to job-hunting will eventually catch…
A Day in the life of a Durham Uni Hockey Player, Coach and Postgraduate Research Student
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A Day in the life of a Durham Uni Hockey Player, Coach and Postgraduate Research Student

I have just submitted my Masters at Durham, where I had the pleasure of spending the last year and a half as an athlete, coach, and student. A native of Maryland in the United States, I was drawn to Durham for its top-notch academics, as well as its elite hockey program. In addition to playing on Durham University Hockey…
This girl can and these girls do!
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This girl can and these girls do!

19 – 25 November is This Girl Can week and Team Durham are celebrating our own women in sport, with a profile each day of the week of an inspirational woman from Durham University. Get involved in this national initiative, using the hashtag #thisgirlcan At Durham, we pride ourselves on the variety of sports available to…
#thisgirlcan - from Durham to Team GB
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#thisgirlcan - from Durham to Team GB

Getting involved in hockey  My first real introduction to hockey came when I was about 11 and I switched from club rugby to Cambridge City Hockey Juniors, playing on Sundays. So, I guess I’ve had a hockey stick in hand for around 8 years. What first made me fall in love with the game is that anything can happen. You…