Sports success for Heriot-Watt students

Heriot-Watt students were successful at the BUCS Gatorade Nationals held in Sheffield during 22-23 February 2014.


Kathryn Johnstone, a 4th year Sport and Exercise Science student and Sports Scholar, won two gold medals and a bronze medal in the swimming events.

Kathryn said "The standard of this meet was high so I am delighted to have picked up two Golds and a Bronze for Heriot-Watt. My performances were also faster than last year at this meet which gives me confidence moving forward into the Commonwealth Trials.


The Judo team won were the 2014 BUCS men's team champions, winning a gold medal for the team event. Jack Scott and Johnathon Dewar from the team also won silver medals in individual events.

Two of the team are Sports Scholars (Patrick Dawson and Jack Scott) and one is a Sports Bursar (Andrew Scott).


Alison Campbell, a 3rd year Chemical Engineering student and Sports Scholar, came eighth in the orienteering event, competing against 50 participants. Alison also came second in her team ad-hoc relay event.

Talking about Heriot-Watt's Sports Scholar scheme Alison said, "It is a major help when it comes to trying to get training in. To have full access to the gym and support is very helpful and takes a bit of stress off, as you know you have support behind you if you need it.

"Also having the academic flexibility is huge! Being in 3rd year I have many more deadlines and being able to have them moved slightly or a different method of submitting the work has made going to races possible.

"I have also been able to get to many more training weekends away this year because of the help with funding and I have already seen the difference it has made in my navigation, fitness, and most importantly confidence in my skills."