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Athletics club, Hackney Hurricanes, is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the MARS Milk Fund. The club’s aims are to increase sporting activity and social development in the borough of Hackney. The Hurricanes support young people, both able bodied and with disabilities, using athletics as a tool for social engagement.
Serpentine Juniors is a brand new club, the club has been in the borough of Westminster for many years with no junior section. Serpentine have been running a track session at Paddington Recreation Ground for the past 18 months, they have been running the session on a Wednesday however this changed to a Tuesday as of the 2nd of April 5.00pm-6.30pm.
Tamsin Fudge Bringing Community Games to life…
Tamsin Fudge is the Run! Athletics Activator for the London Borough of Haringey. She was introduced to Community Games by Alison Harrow, who leads the London YMCA Consortium, one of the local delivery teams for Community Games. It was an easy decision to get involved because, as Tamsin explains, “Community Games helps me meet my Run! targets. I have a pop-up 4-6 lane track, about 40m long, and Community Games has enabled me to take it into the local community and have the chance to inspire people who wouldn’t necessarily think about taking part in athletics.” Run! includes egg and spoon races, sack races, hurdling over small hurdles and throwing activities. “It is a different way of reaching people, appeals to all ages and most importantly is fun,” Tamsin continues, “and people enjoy doing it without realising that it’s actually the basis for athletics. You might say to someone that they are a fast runner or good at jumping, and that’s when they start thinking about sport.” And Tamsin is clear what Community Games adds to the Run! project, “the events create an atmosphere, and the branding helps to make things look professional but in a non-elite way as it’s activity-based rather than purely sport-based. I would urge other NGBs to think about how they could present their sport to hundreds of potential participants in a way they wouldn’t usually get the opportunity to do. Community Games is an organisation and a resource to take full advantage of.”
The cold and wet weather didn't prevent a record entry turning up for the primary schools' cross country championships at White Hart lane Community Sports Centre after school on Friday 8th March. 18 schools took part and nearly 300 runners competed in two races around a very muddy course.
Pavilion Runners launch in Haringey led by lead by ‘Women’s Running Group of the Year’ group leader Sensev El-Ahmadi
Ever wanted to try running? Or do you already have many miles (or even medals!) to your name, but would like to improve?
‘Pavilion Runners’ have launched at The Pavilion Sports & Cafe, Albert Road Recreation Ground.