Category Archives: Sport

The New Age of Sport


By Sophia Greaves

Flicking aimlessly through the headlines of the Guardian, the Telegraph, the BBC and the Times, I couldn’t help but notice how our focus on international sport has shifted towards sports technology and away from the individual players themselves. Instead of being bombarded with the long winded ‘Rory Lamont scored two of Scotland’s eight tries as they overcame a plucky Portugal in their opening World Cup match in St Etienne’ (deep breath) or a concise ‘All Blacks defeat Argentina to take the title’ and ‘Federer vs Murray- History up for grabs’ what I received was; ‘Modern demands modern techniques’ and ‘A guide to what Wimbledon big data is all about.’ Is it justifiable for reporting on sport to simply slip away from the games and the stars themselves?  

Jenny’s World Cup Musings

World Cup

By Jenny Laurence

As seen in Pegasus Pages (Summer 2014)

For those who haven’t been following the 2014 Brazil World Cup, I can wholeheartedly tell you that you are missing out. Why? Because of the things we expected, and the things we certainly didn’t.

Rowing at CLC – Sponsor the 160km Row

Rowing at CLC from Pegasus Pages on Vimeo.

Saturday 3rd May in the PH from 10am onwards…
Come and support the rowing squad, your friends or members of staff.

Take part and sign up for 10 minute slots (or more if you would like to) on the LC, UC and SFC notice boards or simply just turn up. If you would like to do this, please bring some sports kit to briefly change into. Please also make sure that you don’t miss any compulsory Saturday morning sessions.

Pay £1 to guess how long the task will take us to complete and be in with a chance of winning a signed London 2012 top by Bill Barry and Alan Campbell (both Olympic medalists). All money raised will go to the College charities.

See you there!!

CLC’s Ironwoman: Mrs Wilkinson

vickie wilkinson cover

Following her success at the Ironman World Championships last year in which she came 13th in her age group, Mrs Wilkinson tells Charlotte Jiang about the strict training she endured and her plans for this year.

(As seen in Pegasus Pages, March 2014)

Homosexual Sportspeople: The Response

By Jenny Laurence (As seen in Pegasus Pages, December 2013)

Tom Daley,  the celebrated British athlete, and Olympic bronze medalist, has announced by way of an informal and heartfelt video on Youtube, that he has a boyfriend.

Now to some,  this may not come as a shock. To others, it may be heart-breaking. But what has captivated the various media channels is the way in which he delivered it. Daley responded to his family’s response of ‘Why don’t you just do a statement?’ by saying that he ‘Didn’t want them (the media) to get my words twisted,’ having recently been misquoted in a magazine interview.

Success for College at Show-jumping Event

NSEA cheltenham ladies' college

By Georgie Lewis and Jessica Blackmore

As seen in the Gloucestershire Echo

The Cheltenham Ladies’ College held its first National Schools Equestrian Association show-jumping event at Rectory Farm on Sunday 15 September.

This was a huge undertaking, with months of organisation prior to the day by many members of staff and girls, in particular Miss Townsend, who coordinated the event.

As Captain and Vice-Captain of Equestrianism in College, we were also responsible for helping to plan the day and making sure that it ran smoothly.

Sporting Heroes Honoured at Buckingham Palace

Katherine Grainger

By Izzy Hunter

Fairly recently, Katherine Grainger came to CLC’s annual Rowing Dinner. Awarded a CBE in the New Years’ Honours List as recognition of her achievements for Team GB in the 2012 Olympics, it was a memorable experience for all girls there. It seems appropriate to muse upon our other sports heroes who were honoured at Buckingham Palace at the beginning of this year.

Is That Even a Sport?

cheese rolling

By Izzy Hunter

As seen in Pegasus Pages, March 2013.

CLC has a great variety of sports on offer, but here are a few more that you perhaps might want to consider…

Have Dreams, Set Goals, Achieve

Jessica Blackmore

By Jessica Blackmore

As seen in the Gloucestershire Echo (Monday, 21st January, 2013).

Last year was a fantastic year to be a sportsman or woman, with the public more interested in sport than I can ever remember. As a professional dressage rider, and also a student studying her A Levels, I would like, more than anything, for people to sustain this curiosity and enthusiasm, and to appreciate the importance of setting oneself goals and aiming to achieve them.

Music: Villiers’ Vague Utopia – Music for Muscles


By Issy Villiers

Having been away for a month or so, celebrating the festive season, indulging ourselves in the hustle and bustle of the joyous holiday, having a marvellous time, and possibly eating a little bit too much christmas pudding, the New Year is finally upon us. However, now it’s back to the grindstone as reality calls. One major aspect of the January Blues is a motivation to exercise! This is what has inspired this week’s list of chanty, chirpy, cheeping, and chirruping tunes. 

Rejoice in the gymnasium, gentlewomen!

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