Over 300 people ran, skipped, danced and even roller-bladed their way around the University of Hull campus on Saturday as part of the ‘I am Team GB’ ‘5k your way’ event.
Participants were cheered off the start line by Team GB athletes and Tokyo 2020 medallists Bryony Page and Bradly Sinden, who also chatted to families and had photos taken with their medals.
The event formed part of the ‘I am Team GB’ programme of events taking place across the country, encouraging more people to get active and involved in sport.
It also captured the magic of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, bringing a taste of the Olympic Games to families in Hull.
Since it was announced in January 2019, the University’s partnership with Team GB has provided a diverse range of opportunities for staff and students – many of which go beyond a sports focus.
Recent activities have included the ‘I Am Team GB Festival of Sport’ and ‘Give It A Go’ event, which saw Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle visit the University campus.
Other activities include an ongoing research project exploring British Olympic Champions of the past – the aim is to inspire current Team GB athletes to achieve success by connecting them to their athletic heritage – as well as a series of Team GB appearances where athletes have shared their personal goal-setting and medal-winning experiences with students.
Additional highlights include a marketing challenge for first-year Business School students, a family sports event for local schools and colleges, competitive internships opportunities for students and the opportunity to volunteer at Team GB ‘Kitting Out’ events.
The University’s partnership with Team GB includes the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games, and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games. The partnership is borne out of a synergy between the University’s ambitions and beliefs, and those of Team GB.
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- Partnership spans six years and includes the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games and the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games
- Opportunities for CV-boosting work experience, volunteering, joint research projects and possible internships with Britain’s best-loved sports brand¹
- Plus, motivational talks from visiting Team GB speakers and health and wellbeing events run by elite athletes
¹ Places will be limited and exact details will be provided when available. Some opportunities are dependant on your subject.