Mud, Sweat and Cheers for team Truro College
A team of over 40 students and staff from Truro College took on the River Dart Country Park 'Mud Run' on 28th September, as part of the Health, Wellbeing and Sport enrichment programme. Team Truro College consisted of participants spanning a wide age range, with 17 year old Further Education students participating alongside more mature members of staff from various departments across the whole campus.
The Mud Run event attracted over 400 competitors who completed either a 5k or 10k cross-country course taking in obstacles, mud, waste deep water, steep accents and severe descents.
The challenge formed part of the Truro College Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme, with students and staff signing up for the event, and then being able to prepare for the race by attending activity sessions delivered within the enrichment programme. The free weekly activities are open to all students and staff at the College, and include cardio cycling, circuits, boxercise, swimming and gym sessions.
For some the event was about completion, with many choosing to undertake the event with colleagues in small teams, others were more competitive and raced as individuals.
First and second across the line in the 5k event where both from Team Truro College with Chris Wasley and Ian Chadwick taking the honours. In the 10k race Truro Colleges' Izzy Humphries was the second female home, with Julian Wills coming third place overall. Team Truro College also had success in the team events with The Mavericks and Team Vicky both coming second in their respective categories.
Julian Wills, College Sports Maker, said "We are deliberately targeting events like these to attract students and staff who are motivated to participate in regular physical activity by undertaking a challenge or by raising money for good causes. To have Further Education students, Higher Education students and staff from Premises, Catering, Foundation Studies, Reprographics, Personnel and Finance all undertaking the event, is a demonstration as to how highly Truro and Penwith College value sport and physical exercise."
All Team Truro College have expressed a desire to continue participating in sports activities and challenges like the 'Mud Run', with many other students and staff from both Truro and Penwith campus showing interest in participating future events.