Team Truro College tackles the Burrator Horseshoe Run

Bogs and rivers can't stop our runners from completing the seven-mile challenge.

A team of students and staff from Truro College took on the Tors of Dartmoor last weekend, as part of the seven-mile Burrator Horseshoe Run.

Team Truro College joined almost 200 other runners, who took on a hilly and muddy route that included two challenging climbs up to Sheepstor Summit (369m) and Guttor Tor Summit (357m).

Participants also had to negotiate the moorland bogs as well as crossing the Meavy River Ford.

The Burrator Horseshoe Run is one of the many events the Colleges HWS team participates in, forming part of the College’s national award winning enrichment programme, which also includes a free programme of weekly physical activities open to all students and staff.

All members of College’s team managed to complete the course with many of them returning to the village in impressive times.

Finance Officer, Dom Haughton, put in a fantastic performance, improving on his last years’ time by more than eight minutes.

“I can’t believe how well I did,” Dom said.

“It was really tough, but having the opportunity to improve my fitness levels though the Health, Wellbeing and Sport (HWS) programme has really helped me.”

Louise Aspinal, Senior Staff Secretary, undertook the race for the first time.

“It was amazing, but I would never have been able to achieve this without the support of HWS team, especially Amelya Lyndsay, she has been inspirational,” she said.

The team of runners are now planning their next adventure, which will take place in the next couple of months.