This annual event provides athletes with a chance to challenge themselves and compete in another unique match against Cambridge. FEAR is an indoor competition held at Lee Valley Athletics Centre in Hilary term and tests the strength and depth of each university team. The format of the event means that every competitor’s performance really matters. In 2020 just 0.01s separated the two women’s 4x60m teams!
In the field events, four competitors take part for each club in each of the four jumping and four throwing events. The best jumps or throws of the competitors are added together for each team, the winning team being the one scoring the greatest height or length.
On the track all the events are also run as a team. Five athletes compete for each club in the 60m and 60mH with the four best times being added together. The rest of the track events are relays - 4x200m, 4x400m, 4x800m and the DMR (Distance Medley Relay).
Trophies are awarded to the winning team for each event and to the overall winning women’s and men’s teams on the track and on the field. This competition is a lot of fun but also a chance to put down a benchmark for the summer and show Cambridge our strength going into the outdoor season.