Tower to Tower

Staffordshire University provides plenty of opportunities to keep fit and up your step count. Great sports facilities and teams from football to ultimate frisbee, with even the senior management getting involved.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Liz Barnes and Pro Vice-Chancellor Ieuan Ellis plus Senior Lecturer in Sports Therapy Steve Bateman and a team of students joined Stoke City veterans Tony Pulis and Rory Delap doing the Tower to Tower challenge! That’s human-powered travel (cycle, row and walk) from the Eiffel Tower in Paris to Tower Bridge in London.  All in aid of the Donna Louise Hospice’s, a charity for terminally ill young people and their families. As the education partner the staff’s team also take on some of the medical support staff duties and at 348 miles a that’s the equivalent of 696, 000 steps or 174,000 steps a day!  all were kept busy as you can see in the pics.

As Pro Vice-Chancellor Leuan Ellis who was an international marathon runner, puts it “It is the boat that is probably the most challenging. Rowing – and not a direct route – across the Channel for 40 hours is going to take some real hard work.” personally its all the steps across England in the dark at the end of the challenge that would scare me.

The openings provided by Staffs enable the students to start up their own clubs and challenges and through links with Stoke City football club and local groups and charities like the Donna Louise Trust.

Blog written by Staffordshire University placement students: Adam Olivier  Level 5 BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science;  Kaliya Rostron  Level 5 BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science; Steven Lloyd-Jones Level 5 BSc (Hons) Biology