Wild Night Running for Team Truro College
A team of over 30 students and staff from Truro College took on the Wild Night 5 Miles Fell Run over Dartmoor on 31st January, as part of the Health, Wellbeing and Sport enrichment programme. Team Truro College joined over 200 other hardy competitors, who took on the mud and snow in freezing temperatures, starting at South Brent and climbing out of the village onto Dartmoor.
The winter 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 train for the race by participating in activity sessions delivered within the enrichment programme. The free weekly programme of activities, all conveniently based at Truro College, are open to all students and staff at the College, and include circuit training, boxercise, cardio cycling, swimming and gym sessions.
Further Education students from Truro College participated alongside Higher Education Students and staff from various departments from across the whole campus. For some the event was about helping to get fit and burning a few calories, for others it was about taking on a new challenge in a new environment.
Amazingly, the first three across the line were all from Team Truro College with Julian Wills, Steve Fenney and Ed O'Connell taking the honours, with Truro College student Amelya Lindsay finishing third female in the race also.
Ed O'Connell, 2nd year Diploma in Engineering student, said "This was the first time I have ever participated in a proper running race. It was amazing, I had such good fun. I only decided to undertake the event a few days before after participating in some of the Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme activities. I can't wait for the next Truro College Challenge"
Julian Wills, College Sports Maker, said "It was a fantastic event. The snow was falling, the mud was knee deep in places and crossing the river was freezing cold. All the students and staff had a great experience and represented the College extremely well. We will look to target another event in the near future, using the Health, Wellbeing and Sport programme to help people prepare."