GREG Mairs made sure his final competition as a student was one of the most memorable after celebrating double success.

The Northwich shuttler, representing Loughborough, claimed a fourth mixed doubles title with Jenny Moore at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Nationals in Sheffield.

They did not drop a set on the way to taking first prize, recording a 21-15 21-11 victory against Matt Clare and Viki Williams in the final.

A busy weekend for the former Sir John Deane’s College student was complete when he joined forces with Harley Towler to match that feat in the men’s doubles.

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Harley Towler, left, and Greg Mairs took the badminton men's doubles title for Loughborough during the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Nationals in Sheffield. Picture: BUCS Sport

It is the 24-year-old’s third time, in successive years too, as champion in that competition.

They saw off second seeds Clare and Max Flynn (21-13, 21-14) to secure gold for Loughborough Sport, who won took four of the five badminton crowns up for grabs.

“It’s the end of an era after my last BUCS Nationals but I’ve lots of memories to look back on,” said Mairs, who also attended Weaverham High School.

He had started the month with an appearance at the English National Championships at Wingate Badminton Centre in Hampshire.

Together with Peter Briggs, he progressed to the men’s doubles final before falling to top seeds Ben Lane and Sean Vendy (17-21, 21-19, 10-21).