Sport Your Trainers

March 12, 2012

Students, staff and partners at Stirling University, Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, took part in a range of fun sporting activities to mark ‘Sport Your Trainers’, the annual event which takes place on Commonwealth Day to promote the Galsgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Professor David Lavallee, Head of the School of Sport, and Jon Doig, Chief Executive of Commonwealth Games Scotland which is based on campus, donned their trainers and joined in with a community Zumba class, which featured a number of Winning Students sports scholarship students.

Other fun activities included a sport your flippers swim class; an extra-long evening indoor cycling class and a series of sports taster sessions in badminton and basketball.

Making the most of the scenic campus, coaches and sports staff from governing body triathlonscotland took on a time trial challenge around Airthrey Loch, while back in the fitness centre, University gym instructors challenged gym members to top the 3km treadmill leader board.

Jon Doig, Chief Executive of Commonwealth Games Scotland said: “Sport Your Trainers on Commonwealth Day is a way everyone can get involved in the build up to the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow in just over two years time. Sport Your Trainers combines fun and fitness that gives it universal appeal throughout the Commonwealth. From athletes to volunteers, it shows that everyone can get involved in the Games coming to Scotland.”

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