Team Great Britain Athlete visit for Barlow Hall
On Friday 26th Olympic cyclist Ryan Owens will be holding a sponsored event here at Barlow Hall. The money raised will be split in half with half going towards sponsoring our British athletes and the other half being used to provide sports equipment for Barlow Hall.
Ryan will hold and inspiration assembly for the whole school focussing on the challenges he has faced, his achievements and his aims and ambitions as an athlete. this will be followed by his taking part in 30 minute sponsored sessions with the classes where the children will take part in a fitness circuit, a healthy eating workshop, a growth mindset workshop and a question and answer session with him.
Each child will who is sponsored to take part int he event will receive prizes for taking part and the child who raises the most money will receive a special prize.
Parents will receive further information regarding this.
Please see below for more information about Ryan.
Event: Track sprint
Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire
Date of birth
Having given up university studies to concentrate on his cycling career and attempt to win a place on the Great Britain team for the 2020 Olympic Games, Ryan Owens’ rapid progress was recognised in June 2016 when he was selected as a reserve for the Rio Olympics.
The sprinter from Bedfordshire, 20-years-old at the time the Olympics squad was announced, was named as a reserve to the sprint squad comprising Jason Kenny, Philip Hindes and Callum Skinner.
That capped a meteoric rise for Owens, whose main successes to that point had include a podium at the British National Track Championships and multiple gold medals in the BUCS University National Track Championships, and he responded quickly by helping Great Britain win team sprint gold in the UEC Under-23 European Track Championships.