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Hull College Sport students raise money for Sport Relief

23 March 2012

Hull College Sport, Public Services and Travel and Tourism students got ahead of the game and held their own Sport Relief Mile on Thursday 22nd March. Click here to read more and find out who the winners were!

Hull College Sport, Public Services and Travel and Tourism students got ahead of the game and held their own Sport Relief Mile on Thursday 22nd March.

Over 110 students and members of staff from the department at the College raced the mile around West Park close to the Learning Zone at the KC Stadium to raise valuable money for Sport Relief.

Students and staff walked, ran, sprinted and even hobbled on crutches, round the route in the spring sunshine, raising over £220 for the charity.

Organiser and Sports Lecturer Stuart Horsfield comments,

“It has been a brilliant event which the whole of the student body has embraced. I believe that it is really important for our students – who study sport – to contribute to Sport Relief. We really encourage them to give back to others and get involved as a group. This has been a real College community event and I am really proud of all of them.”

All participants paid £1 to enter the mile and also bought special Sport Relief sweat bands and other items to help raise money. Some students also gain individual sponsorship.

As with any sporting event, there was a special medal ceremony for the three fastest runners, both male and female.

Winning for the boys was Sports Foundation Degree student Louis Kirk, 19, with a fantastic time of 4 minutes 29 seconds,

“I am really pleased with my time – I sprinted round! I was nearly caught by a few other runners but I pushed through and got there in the end! Sport Relief is a great charity and I am really pleased that we are supporting it here at College.”

Lucy Richardson, 17, who is studying the Level 3 Sports qualification was the winner for the girls with an impressive time of 5 minutes and 10 seconds,

“This was such a fun thing to do at College and was a real team event! I am pleased with my run; I really tried my best. I’m not sure I will do the Sport Relief Mile in town on Sunday but you never know!”

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