Sport Students Encourage Future Athletes at Plymouth 10K

10 October 2018 | Sport & Leisure

Future sports therapists have been warming up their skills at the Plymouth 10K, giving advice and tips to the runners.

As official sponsors of the 5K Schools Challenge, City College Plymouth were there to support the runners with students congratulating the winners, handing out medals and offering sports therapy sessions to help with after race care. The College also entered a team who were running in aid of the College’s charity for 2018/19, St Luke’s Hospice, and the charity Bloodwise.

This year saw a record number of runners sign up for the popular 10K run and 5K Schools Challenge, cheered on by thousands of spectators, volunteers and staff creating a fantastic atmosphere.

City College Plymouth’s Academy Manager for Sport, Charlie Legg, said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain work experience, sharing their knowledge with future clients and getting involved with Plymouth’s running community.

“Our sports therapy and strength and conditioning courses teach the analysis and improvement of sporting performances, so the race was a chance for the students to put their skills to the test.

“We really enjoyed being part of this City event for the third year running. It was great to see so many young people taking part in the 5K Schools Challenge. Competing in physical challenges not only improves young people’s health, fitness and wellbeing, but can also improve their concentration. That is why at City College Plymouth we believe it is so important to nurture an interest in sport from an early age.”

Those interested in pursuing a career in sport can find out about the wide variety of courses available at City College Plymouth’s Open Day on Saturday 3 November, 10.00am to 1.00pm at Kings Road. Visit or call 01752 305300 to register your interest.

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