The Students' Union athletics club won United Hospitals Athletics Championships shield on Saturday 25 November.

St George's athletics club

The win is significant as it is the first time that St George’s has come top in the competition since 1876, having done so in the 150th year of the competition. This is the fourth ever win for St George’s at this event.

The team, known as St George’s Hospital Athletics Club, is made up of 11 students who competed in events including sprints, distance, jumps, throws and relays.

“We were happy to have a team there at all, given that the club only reformed a few months ago,” says Jack Dickenson, second year medical student.

“It’s an unreal achievement and based on Saturday’s result, we’re certain this won’t be the last time we take the shield home.”

The university’s dragon mascot also made a guest appearance, taking part in the mascot race.

The event is part of the London Universities and Colleges Indoor Championships, and the club also competes in five university cross – country races and three outdoor meets throughout the year.