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St Oliver's Ladies Mini Marathon 2014-15

As a launch for our new St Oliver's Fitness Initiative Team111 which will roll out across the school in September 2015 we are running our first ever St Oliver's Ladies Mini marathon within the school grounds on Friday the 27th of March (The day of the Easter Holidays11)
The event will only run from lunch time onwards and will be open to all girls in the school from all year groups. The girls will have the option to do 3 laps or 5 laps of the school perimeter and can walk or run.
The theme of the day is PINK so all participants must wear pink111 and everybody who takes part gets the same pink and gold medal. Our main aim for the event is non competitive fun and we would really like teachers to promote this element to all girls in their classes over the coming week in order to get as many involved as possible as registration closes on Friday 20th March.111
Only girls who register for the race will be out of class in the afternoon. All other classes will carry on as normal as the girls have asked that there be no student spectators male or female. Any female teachers who wish to take part e.g. to participate with the girls in your form group/ just to encourage the girls to keep going please see Una and fish out your pink gear.11
More details of the event to follow but for now thank you all very much in advance for your support.1


On the last day of term 2 when others were perhaps winding down to the Easter break the ladies of SOCC were warming up to run the inaugural SOCC ladies mini marathon .As the pink flags were raised over the college to mark the event the  mini marathon itself marked the launch of the Fitness Initiative Team's campaign to encourage all members of our community to get active and stay active . Research has indicated that the teenage years are critical in terms of developing an interest in sport . The F.I.T team at SOCC is seeking ,through a variety of means ,to ensure that the needs of our students in this regard are supported  .Over the coming months and years the team will facilitate participation in a wide range of non- competitive sporting activities at the school to compliment the wide range of successful competitive opportunities currently offered at SOCC.  

The focus of the team on Friday was clearly on the ladies - a sea of pink covered the school as nearly 400 students and staff embraced the initiative and completed the mini marathon course in considerable style and in many cases at considerable speed. Chairperson of the FIT team  teacher Sarah Cornyn was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the response " I had originally considered that as this was to be our first event we might perhaps have 100 participants , it became evident very quickly that the level of interest exceeded my expectation ! " With a strong team behind Sarah and much appreciated support from the PE department a spectacular event was organised . All participants were awarded a medal of completion and many were keen to sign up to the next event