Students banish study blues at annual triathlon

Taking part in the ‘Tri and Move ITT’ from the ITT South Campus on Wednesday. Pictured are Cillian Buttimer, Conor Byrne, Aoife Carey and Killian Murray
Taking part in the ‘Tri and Move ITT’ from the ITT South Campus on Wednesday. Pictured are Cillian Buttimer, Conor Byrne, Aoife Carey and Killian Murray

Fergus Dennehy

It wasn't your typical mid week day at the ITT South Campus last Wednesday as students put their books to one side and laced up their running shoes for the 'Tri and Move ITT' event.

It was a triathlon aimed at getting everyone, both staff and students in college, to get up, get out and get moving. With this in mind, students had the option of choosing from either a 5km walk/run, a fun team triathlon or both and students came on board. 

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The triathlon consisted of a 5km run followed by a 10km cycle and finished with a 500m swim which equalled 20 lengths at the Tralee Sports & Leisure Complex. In total more than 130 staff and students participated or volunteered on the night with the college reserving special praise for the winning team of James Whelan, Michael O'Callaghan and Kai Willmott.

This event fell under the umbrella of the LIVE ITT project which aims to help  support, empower and motivate all students to make positive lifestyle choices in their day-to-day-lives. 

Other activities that have been organised by the LIVE ITT group include a free massage clinic  and well-being workshops and talks on sexual consent, alcohol, drugs and healthy eating.

Kerryman

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