Whether you do online yoga, workout in your room, walk the dog, run, cycle or somersault– it all counts towards the Trinity College Lockdown2 Sports Challenge!
Trinity students, staff, alumni and Fellows are invited to sign up to the two-week competition, starting Monday 16 November until Sunday 29 November, when you can choose your own forms of exercise, do whatever you can whenever you like, and record that on the app Strava.
TCSU Welfare Officers Roly Peel and Vanessa Tang are behind the initiative, which aims to encourage members of Trinity to take some physical activity, whether you are a staff member working from home or in College, a student (in isolation or not), a Fellow or part of Trinity’s global alumni community.
We know from experience and research confirms that exercising is good for us, physically and mentally. It’s particularly important in these challenging times to take care of ourselves. And exercising – in whatever form works for you – is a key way of doing that.
Roly said indoor physical activity was important for those who couldn’t get out – he should know as he is isolating currently. ‘I’ve started working out in my room and it’s a great break from studying. I plan to try different types of exercise so I don’t get bored,’ he said.
The competition is based on the total number of minutes of (any form of) exercise recorded in the two-week period starting on 16 November, divided by the average number of people in each group or Club. Staff and Fellows form one Club, BA students another, and undergraduates can join the Club for their year group. There is also a Club for Trinity alumni. As well as a winner from each Club there will be an overall winner of the competition. You can sign up to your Club via the links below.
If anyone needs help setting Strava (which is free) Roly and Vanessa can help. Just email [email protected] – they can also show you how to record all forms of exercise (not only walking, cycling and running) so that every minute counts towards your Club’s collective effort.
This is a great opportunity to get as many people at Trinity involved as possible, to do ourselves some good and in the process, we hope, help a charity too.
Trinity’s website and social media will feature impressive feats or unusual activities for #TrinTogether – please send in your exercise anecdote and photo of you on your bike, doing Tai Chi in your room, or walking the cat. We’d love to hear from you! Please email: [email protected]
Below are the Clubs for the Trinity College Lockdown2 Sports Challenge:
First Years: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trinityfirstyears
Second Years: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trinitysecondyears
Third Years: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trinitythirdyears
Fourth Years: https://www.strava.com/clubs/trinityfourthyears
Staff & Fellows