Several of our staff are taking part in the annual Step Count Challenge, which starts on 30th April. It is a great way to stay active and encourage a little bit of friendly competition between departments. We will be supporting them by offering led walks twice a week. Feel free to join us at any time as part of your warm up or just as an opportunity to see more of our beautiful campus. For more information, please contact our Health Promotion Manager Sarah Robertson on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Edinburgh Rugby squad have been training regularly at Oriam since the start of the season. We were interested to hear from the players and coaches about their thoughts on the facilities here and what impact this has had on their season. The Edinburgh side defeated their Glasgow rivals in the 1872 Cup decider at BT Murrayfield on Saturday 28th April. This result not only saw them lift the keenly contested 1872 Cup but also secured a quater final spot in the Guiness Pro14 and a place in next season’s European Champions Cup for the first time since the European Challeneg Cup was introduced back on 2014.
Edinburgh Head Coach Richard Cockerill said:
“There’s no magic formula to success – it’s down to good people, working hard, and if you get today right, then tomorrow will look after itself. Oriam has been central to getting things right for Edinburgh on and off the field because it helps the club create the right training environment all year round. Since we started using the world class facilities at Oriam, we have enjoyed one of our most successful seasons to date, so I look forward to growing that relationship with the team at Oriam in the future.”
We can’t wait to welcome the Edinburgh rugby squad back to Oriam next season and look forward to supporting the team in what hopes to be their best season yet!
We recently worked in Partnership with Live Borders to deliver the Colour Run at the Heriot Watt Uni Borders campus. It was a great success with over 80 people taking part in spite of us having to reschedule the event twice due to extreme weather conditions. All funds raised will be split between Live Borders, to further the great work they do to keep the Borders area active and SANE, a charity committed to improving the life of those affected my mental illness. We look forward to working with our friends again especially in such a fun and colourful way!
We recently featured in SCRUM magazine. Our Director of Performance, Sport and Health and our Performance Sport Manager wrote an article about the importance of S&C for the developing rugby player. Check out the article above or click here to find out more about SCRUM.