The highly anticipated and prestigious ORA Inter Campus Olympic games held at the Roger Bannister running track was blessed with some beautiful weather yesterday afternoon. All morning the students set about designing and creating customised t-shirts and flags to demonstrate their support for the noble competitors.
The students studying at Queen’s College arrived and took their seats in the stands alongside other students from Yarnton Manor, St Catherine’s and Balliol Colleges ready for the games to get underway. There was a very diverse mix of events taking place, including some of the more recognisable and traditional events such as the 100m and 200m dash, to the more unique and interesting ‘welly wanging’ – A sport originating in Britain whereby each contestant simply tries to throw a wellington boot further than all other competitors. Alongside this, students also took part in other silly events such as space hopper throwing, egg and spoon races, a three-legged race and lastly the costume race – where every contestant has to swap clothes every ten meters for 100m (definitely the crowd favourite!)
The finale was a staff race, competing in the 4X100m relay. This got every student on their feet, cheering on their respective Colleges. The Intercampus Olympics gave ORA students a real taste of what inter college competition can be like at the University of Oxford.
In the evening, teams of 5 went to the Oxford University sports club to play 5 aside football, all in all, an incredibly sporty day!