HSDC staff and students are enthusiastically taking part in the AoC Sport #AroundTheWorld Challenge which started on 16 November and runs through 15 December.
AoC Sport has challenged all member colleges to travel together the 46,945 miles across the world in 30 days by running, walking or cycling as part of an effort to encourage physical activity and maintain a positive relationship to physical and mental health during the current lockdown. Distances are measured via a free Strava app and a leader board has been created which will show each college’s cumulative activity as well as a collective total. HSDC is currently ranked 4th out of the 50 colleges taking part but is looking to turbo-boost its effort by having more staff and students join.
Sport & Public Services Lecturer Lucy Howell has the competitive spirit:
“For the challenge I have decided to up my game and use this opportunity to release my competitive side to help the College do well on the leader board. I will be running several times a week and utilising my weekends to complete some longer walks and bike rides.
“By mapping all my runs, walks and bike rides, I will try to help HSDC climb the leader board and use this as an opportunity for a personal challenge. I often struggle to motivate myself to keep active and I am hoping this will help me to get more miles in and improve my fitness.
“I am excited to watch my colleagues be active alongside me, as well as the students. Go team HSDC!”