STUDENTS from West Cheshire College battled it out against each other in the ‘Sir Steve Redgrave One Minute Rowing Challenge’ set by the Olympian when he officially opened the college last month.
More than 60 students took part in the competition, with performing arts student Conner Brown taking first place with 336 strokes in just one minute.
Conner said: “I can’t believe I won – it feels amazing to have won a rowing competition set by the world’s most successful rower.”
Steph Garrett, assistant manager in health and well-being at West Cheshire College, said: “It was such an honour for Sir Steve Redgrave to set an exclusive challenge for our students when he opened our new campus.
“All of the students did extremely well in the competition, especially Conner, who was awarded a free induction and month’s membership to Fit Zone, our new gym facility.”
More than 400 guests saw Sir Steve officially open the college’s Ellesmere Port campus during an Olympics-inspired opening ceremony.
The event marked the completion of the second phase of the college’s £65m redevelopment project, which now includes a 3,900sq m arts centre.
For more information about the new Fit Zone gym, call the college on 01244 656 555 or visit www.west-cheshire.ac.uk.