We had a fantastic day at the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston 55th Corby Town Sports Day with our Olympic Bronze medallist and Athletics Ambassador Marilyn Okoro.
It was a day full of fun and athletics as Team Mintridge and Marilyn were welcomed to Corby to deliver a fantastic Bronze Programme for all of the schools in the area, who were excited to be a part of this great day of Athletics.
Marilyn spent the day delivering short taster sessions for all of the schools and put the students through their paces in an athletics based workout on the track. In each of the sessions, Marilyn got the groups ready for some friendly competition and worked on improving their sprinting technique.
Throughout the day, the students had the chance to have their photo taken with Marilyn and their class mates. We had lots of fun taking pictures of the group with the Mintridge photo props and Twitter frame.
Towards the end of the afternoon, Marilyn delivered an inspirational speech to the crowd to congratulate them on a fantastic day of sport and activity.
Before the day was over the crowd demanded a teacher race, which filled the arena with cheers and excitement, as the teachers left their seats ready to do their students proud. Marilyn made sure that the race started fairly and there was no cheating from the super competitive teachers who were taking part.
To conclude the event, Marilyn had the pleasure of presenting the cup to the winners of the days event, as the stadium filled with applaud and cheer. It was a fantastic end to a great day of sport and activity for the schools within the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership!
If you would like to see the photos and video from our day, please contact the staff at Northamptonshire Sport.
Thank you to the Corby, Oundle and Thrapston School Sports Partnership and Northamptonshire Sport for inviting Marilyn and Team Mintridge to be a part of your day.
We look forward to working with you again soon.