The pupils and staff of Tandragee Primary School were recently treated to a visit by the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, Councillor Paul Greenfield and local Olympian Russell White as winners of Council’s recent Daily Mile Santa Run Competition.
The pupils and staff alike were delighted to have the opportunity to run alongside the local Banbridge Triathlete whilst completing their Daily Mile and can now say they are in an elite band of individuals who have run alongside an Olympian.
Russell also took the time to speak to the pupils and staff within a special assembly and shared his personal journey through sport leading right up to his Olympic experience. Russell’s key message was that with hard work, focus and dedication, anything is possible.
Russell is supported by Council and the ABC Sports Forum and is a current recipient of an Ambassador Bursary which recognises athletes who can be regarded as outstanding examples of Northern Ireland Sportsmen or Sportswomen.