The participants who attended the event came from a mixture of schools, community organisations and Special Olympics GB clubs around London. On the day, they had the opportunity to take part in a range of sporting activities including athletics.
Darryl Gheewaro, West Ham United Foundation’s Athletics Activator for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, kindly arranged for the portable indoor track to be at this great venue and everybody enjoyed running on the track and taking part in the different relay races, supported by the coaches and volunteers, who included employees from the MetLife Insurance Company.
Karen Wallin, Special Olympics GB’S CEO, commented: “We are delighted to offer this opportunity for young people with intellectual disabilities in London. Special Olympics GB is the largest registered charity providing year-round sports training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. Through our year-round sporting opportunities, we enable children and adults with intellectual disability to improve their health, fitness and we are growing our reach and access opportunities in London to allow more people the benefits of being involved.”
Our thanks go to Special Olympics GB and the West Ham United Foundation for inviting Team Personal Best to be part of this great event and we hope to be visiting another event soon.
If you would like to register an athletics or running related activity on Team Personal Best, please visit www.teampersonalbest.org
What is Team Personal Best?
This Summer our Country plays host to the two biggest World Athletics events, back to back. This is the first time in history and will bring with it increased interest in the sport.
To help celebrate grassroots athletics and running and to be able to clearly signpost newcomers to activities around the country, there is now TeamPersonalBest.org.
For a limited time only, this website is where anyone can register new and existing athletics or running activities or activities with an athletics or running theme, taking place between May and the end of September. The website will be promoted by London 2017, England Athletics and crucially the BBC Get Inspired project, before, during and after the Championships.