Team Truro College race over the Tors
A team of students and staff from Truro College took on the Tors of Dartmoor this weekend, as part of the 7 miles Burrator Horseshoe race. Team Truro College joined almost 200 other runners, who took on a hilly and muddy route that included two challenging climbs up to Sheepstor Summit (369m) and Guttor Tor Summit (357m). There was also the matter of negotiating the moorland bogs and crossing the Meavy River Ford.
The summer term challenge is just one of many arranged by the Colleges Health, Wellbeing and Sport team, forming part of the College's national award winning enrichment offer, which also includes a free programme of weekly physical activities open to all students and staff. This includes kettlebell classes, circuit training, cardio cycling, swimming and gym sessions.
All members of Team Truro and Penwith College managed to complete the course with many of the team returning to the village in very impressive times. Finance Officer, Dom Haughton, put in a fantastic performance, improving on his last years time by over 8 minutes. Dom said "I can't believe how well I did. It was really tough, but having the opportunity to improve my fitness levels though the Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme has really helped me."
Louise Aspinal, Senior Staff Secretary, added "This was my first ever race over moorland and tors, it was amazing. I would never have been able to achieve this without the support of the Health, Wellbeing and sport team, especially Amelya Lyndsay, she has been inspirational."
The team of runners are now planning their next adventure, which will take place in the next couple of months.