Over 500 staff and learners took part in the Sport Relief mile recently. The event was organised by the college’s Sports Science students, and entrants to the race paid £2 to run or walk four times around the field on Friars site, with all donations going to the Sports Relief fund.
The total raised currently stands at £816.00, but more sponsors and donations are expected over Easter.
The fastest miles of the day were run by two Sports Science students: Dale Murphy, who is studying the Foundation Diploma in Sport, finished in an impressive 4 minutes 51 seconds, and Haley Russell, studying the Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences, crossed the line in 6 minutes 12 seconds. Coleg Menai lecturer Rhys Lloyd Owen ran the fastest mile out of all the staff, finishing in 5 minutes 43 seconds.
ESOL student Murod Samadovas ran the greatest number of laps in an hour, completing an outstanding 31, and Coleg Menai director Carl Mather completed a respectable 12 laps within the hour.
Rosie Jones from Bangor said: “I ran the extra mile for Sports Relief! Seriously, though, it’s such a good cause, and taking part makes you feel that you’re doing your bit.”
Chelsey Towell, also from Bangor, added: “The whole day has been great fun, and it’s such an easy way to raise money. We’ve really enjoyed it!”
Over 500 staff and learners took part in the Sport Relief mile recently....