Mark Cryer

Brunel University is arguably the best place to be in the UK as a combined eventer. With the combined events group containing over 8 GB internationals across different age groups, the above statement is hard to argue with.

With the BUCS Outdoor Decathlon Championships being just around the corner, each Brunel athlete will be looking to feature highly amongst the top finishers. The 2015 U23 GB team consisted of Mark Cryer, Thomas Howlett and David Hall who are all current Brunel Undergraduates.

Two other undergraduates, Alex Wort and Matthew Lee, were both very close to making the team also. Therefore, the BUCS Outdoor Championships is a very likely occasion to feature all five athletes in the top five finishers.

Each athlete also competed well at the BUCS indoor championships with David Hall taking the 400m title in a championship best performance. All four other athletes made the finals with Thomas Howlett and Matthew Lee finishing 4th in their own events.

The group also contains alumni and Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Ashley Bryant who contributes to the successful environment. Being part of one of the best University athletics teams in the UK has also contributed to the high performance demonstrated by these Brunel students. Overall, Brunel is definitely the place to be for athletics and decathlon.