Exercise Wins the AoC Sport Prize!

Sixth Form College student, Amy Condlyffe wins a Garmin watch by taking part in a competition held this summer by the Association of Colleges Sport.

AoC Sport is a national membership organisation for colleges, leading the development of sport and physical activity in 16+ education. Throughout lockdown and beyond, AoC Sport have been running various competitions to inspire and motivate staff and students to remain active and healthy. The Sixth Form College are proud to be members of the organisation.

AoC Sport launched a competition entitled ‘Go the Distance’ for one month from the 8th June – 5th July 2020. The competition came as part of their ongoing virtual programme to get college students and staff active during Covid-19.

Go the Distance challenge set each college a target number of miles to reach by running or walking and a separate target for cycling. Staff and students who represented each college were asked to use the free Strava app to keep a tally of the miles. The challenge aimed to encourage students of any ability to engage in physical activity and to represent their college.

AoC Sport awarded prizes for each regional college that achieved the total distance in each challenge. There were also prizes awarded to the college who had the most student engagement and the most recorded activities. The Sixth Form College achieved top performing West Midlands College and chose the top achieving student from the college to receive the prize.

Health, Wellbeing and Sport Coordinator, David Hardwick said “The effort Sixth Form College gave was phenomenal, everyone worked together as a team. The challenge encouraged many staff and students from the college to get active over the summer and it was a fantastic initiative on behalf of AoC Sport.”

Sixth Form College student, Amy Condlyffe achieved an impressive 100 miles which went towards the overall Sixth Form College target during the course of the challenge. Her efforts were rewarded with a prize of which she received a Garmin watch at the start of September.

Amy commented “I was very excited and a bit shocked when Dave told me I had won a new Garmin. As a college we had to run 456 miles from the college furthest south in our league to the most northern. We smashed this target in the first week as a collective. There were 53 colleges involved in the competition. One week we ran over a 1000 miles! Personally I ran 44.4 miles in the first week, and completed a total of 107.9 miles.”

“I have been running for 7 years and I normally record my runs on Strava anyway so I just tried to get out for extra runs during the 4 weeks to help the team.”

A super effort, well done Amy.