Posted on 21/03/2012
There were plenty of good sports at Royal Holloway, University of London at the weekend as students, staff and members of the local community came together to enjoy a charity sports day.
The event, which was organised by students and staff at the College, raised money for Sports Relief and celebrated Royal Holloway’s role as an official satellite village during the London 2012 Games during which it will host the rowing and canoe sprint athletes.
A host of activities were on offer – all with a sporting theme – from traditional old-school games, such as tug of war to a bike smoothie maker where visitors could use pedal power to operate the special blender and create their own smoothie.
A selection of ‘crazy’ cycles, which included penny farthing style bikes, reversible steering bikes and unicycles, proved a hit, with young and old putting their skills to the test.
For the less energetic, there was plenty to do with arts sessions for children to decorate bunting with Olympic themed designs and cake decorating, where they could ice fairy cakes.
Paralympic double gold and silver medallist and GB 2012 hopeful Sophie Christiansen and Royal Holloway’s Olympic Village Manager and Olympic medallist Miriam Luke were also on hand to share their experiences and show their prized medals to the enthralled crowds.
A charity car wash was held to raise money for Sports Relief, with student volunteers raising more than £100. Donations were also collected throughout the day, with the final amount raise throughout the day to be announced in due course.