Saturday was one for the sporty students at Queen’s as they woke up bright and early to compete in the ORA Olympics. Everyone was enthusiastic for the competition, and after a good win in the last session, counsellors were keen as ever to add another gold to their metaphorical medal cabinet.
The weather was cooler for the day with a little rain, however this was welcomed by our contestants following the heatwave that has struck us over the past week in Oxford. Students got into their kit and then it was time to head off to the Iffley Road Sports Ground.
This track has a particularly celebrated history, as the place where the first four minute mile was run by Roger Bannister in 1954. Having heard of such inspiring athletic achievements, students were certainly a little nervous to start. However, once everyone touched onto the track, there was an electric atmosphere in the air.
Queen’s went head to head with another of our Oxford colleges, Balliol, and there were definitely some impressive athletes who ran away with some of the races. The main events included; 100m race, 200m race, 400m race, Relay, Egg and Spoon race, welly tossing and a tug of war to round the event off. Queen’s were the clear winners, dominating the tug of war with an expert display of strength and determination!
After a tiring morning, students headed back to college to relax for a sketching competition followed by a well-deserved movie night! Well done to everyone who competed and showed their enthusiasm for this wonderful college!