Title

Notre Dame staff and students race through West End

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 3-27-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

Sprinting students, purple tutus and novelty relays, were all part of the fun at The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle’s fourth annual West End Dash.

The event saw a section of High street blocked off for the 110m dash – a race organised by third year health and physical education students as part of their sports event management course.

The occasion kicked off with the men’s and women’s races. Arts student, Daniel Juckes won the men’s race and Exercise and Sports Science student, Chandell Fretwell won the women’s.

The day continued with a dress up ‘Vintage’ race for Notre Dame staff, a sprint relay and a novelty relay where teams had to swap costumes at the end of each leg.

Health and physical education student and event coordinator, Kate Roberts, said the day was a complete success with competitors and spectators enthusiastically getting involved.

“The races made the entire University stop and look! We had such a high demand of people wanting to participate which was fantastic. All in all it was great to see everyone come together and enjoy themselves,” said Ms Roberts.