16 Jun 2020
Sports Report: Cloister Time: Week 8

Sports Report: Cloister Time: Week 8

Winchester College Strava Club

The training efforts by many boys and staff continue to impress and the numbers posted on the Strava club reflect a significant commitment by many to not only stay fit but really enhance their aerobic fitness. Ollie Hall set two new running PB’s last week in his 5k (16.55) and 10k (35.49) and several boys clocked up significant mileage with Frankie Shropshire and Hunter Davis both running 50km and Alex Feltham surpassing a staggering 100km total distance run. On two wheels Alfie Beadman and Jonty Nottingham hit the 200km distance cycled whilst Alfie Holder reached 150km on the bike plus 30km on the rowing ergo. A number of these boys have been involved in the Mallory Challenge and it certainly illustrates how having a target goal can help motivate people to push themselves.

Sports Quiz

As we reach the final round of the weekly sports quiz Paul Edwards (Furley’s) has set an unassailable lead, taking full marks again in round 9. Fellow Furleyite Henry Simson has pushed Paul all the way with only one answer separating the boys in each of the last two rounds. This week’s quiz theme is sport and political activism and I’d encourage everyone to take part and hopefully learn about some significant gestures undertaken by sportsmen and women over the years. With the IOC still threatening to ban any athlete from making a political statement at the Tokyo Olympics it is important to see the important influence athletes can have on the global community. (Sports Quiz Rd 11)

Training Schedules

If you haven’t followed any of the suggested training sessions then don’t worry as the forthcoming summer holidays present an opportunity to embark upon a regular routine. With a library of sprint, speed endurance, aerobic, circuits and weight training sessions all available you can pick and mix as you see fit. (Week 8 Training Plan)

Last month I put together a brief summary of some physical interventions we can use when dealing with anxiety over performance. I have followed this up with a summary of some cognitive strategies which can also be used in such circumstances. The summer months provide a window of opportunity to try and develop our mental preparation for all aspects of performance so hopefully some of you will find this article useful. (Dealing with anxiety 2)

Sporting quote for the week:

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."(Colin Powell)

M.S. Burley, Director of Sport

Winchester College

15th June 2020

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