Reflecting on Welcome Week 2019: #WeAreBristol Colour Run and Give It A Go!

Over 2,000 students and staff gathered for a fantastic finale to welcome week 2019 by taking part in our #wearebristol colour run and ‘give it a go’ sessions at Coombe Dingle Sports complex!

fantastic number of students came along to ‘Give It A Go’

This year, ‘Give It A Go’ sessions were available across 45 different sports and activities throughout Welcome Week. Sessions on offer included Football, Lacrosse, Hockey and Rugby, to Aikido, Bollywood Dance, Trampolining and Archery.

An incredible 1,673 students signed up to give one or more sessions a try during the final weekend, each of which was hosted by student or staff coaches across our Bristol Uni Sport sites; Coombe Dingle, the Indoor Sports Centre and the Pool.

The ‘Give It A Go’ sessions are designed to give students the opportunity to try a sport or sporting activity that they haven’t done before, and was open to all students no matter your year of study – it’s never too late to try something new!

nothing more fun that a colour run!

What is a Colour Run, you ask? A Colour Run is a fun, family friendly, all-abilities-welcome run (or walk, or jog, or skip) in which, dressed in your white #WeAreBristol t-shirt, you are splashed with coloured powder paint along the course! With six different colour stations, you’ll be sure to cross the finish line rainbowed from head-to-toe!

The event was open to new and current students, staff, alumni and their families – everyone aged four to ninety-four was welcome! We had a phenomenal 332 participants take part this year, starting with a mass-warm-up led by local health and fitness guru, Cat Taylor (who also teaches yoga on our student B:Active programme).

why get involved?

There’s no denying that getting active is good for your health and wellbeing. However, sport isn’t just about the running and scoring goals. Getting active in a group environment like the Colour Run is hugely beneficial for your social wellbeing. Its an opportunity to meet new people and have a laugh with friends, course or flat mates!

Want to get involved in our next mass participation events? There are lots of opportunities to get involved and stay active, whether you’re a super-sporty type or not!

Whether you want to get yourself a challenge, like running the Bristol 10k, or just have fun and get a bit messy, like in our Colour Run, find @BristolUniSport on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to stay up to date with new events being announced throughout the year.

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