As the runners flowed into their final stretch besides Somerset House, Roar managed to get a few exclusive interviews with the President of King’s Athletics, King’s Sport and the runners themselves. The beaming faces of the Lacrosse girls; Melissa Torkizadeh, Christina Ng, Wiktonia Milczynslea and Sophie Beavan – Vaughan who had taken part in the 5km Colour Run were impossible to go unnoticed. They explained how they had decided to get involved in the Colour Run as they loved the idea of partaking in a fun-run that allowed them to have a laugh with their friends and take some snazzy Instagram photos. They stated that the community spirit was extraordinary and that they were even cheered along by groups of tourists!
President of King’s Athletics Alex Bloom-Davis similarly shared great enthusiasm about the event, commending the respective 5km and 10km winners. He went on to praise the hard work of the 50 volunteers that ensured the course was sufficiently marshaled and allowed the morning to run smoothly.
King’s Sport representative Alyx Murray-Jackman was thrilled by the tremendous turn out and explained how the Race Village and Great Hall were packed with participants pre-registration. She agreed that the event had managed to get bigger and better for the third year running and stated how this was primarily a testament to the collaborative efforts of King’s Athletics, King’s Sport and RAG.