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My London Marathon Challenge – Part 1

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Granny Ogg 6 weeks ago I started to prepare for my biggest sporting challenge running the 2014 London Marathon. I know it’s early and many people haven’t had their places in the race confirmed but I am lucky enough to have secured one of my athletics club places (hopefully).

There are many reasons for me taking on this challenge these include getting fit again, I’ve always wanted to do the London Marathon etc…

The main reason I am doing this race is to raise money and awareness for two very special charities; The Royal British Legion and CLIC Sargent.

On the 20th December 2012 I lost my Granny Ogg someone who I was very close too and who inspired me to achieve all I could in my life. Granny Ogg was part of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during the Second World War and as a highly skilled radio telegraphist and worked punching messages onto tapes at Bletchley Park. Her skills as a hand Morse code operator were then used to relay messages behind the lines during D day.

Throughout her life she was a supporter of the Royal British Legion and I want to continue this support in her memory.

Earlier this summer I found out that a close friend had been diagnosed with Leukaemia and was receiving support from CLIC Sargent during their treatment. CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support.

It was a shock to find out someone so young, fit and active was suffering with this horrible illness; that it inspired me to do something to help them and everyone else who is fighting bravely against cancer.
I thought running 26.2 miles will be hard but it is nothing compared to what these young people are going through and hopefully it will raise some much needed funds for the charity.

OK that’s it for part 1 but don’t worry in part 2 I will tell you all about how the training is going and what I’ve been up to on my training runs and my races!!!. I might even share some interesting things I have seen (I can hope!!!)

Anyways please support me and sponsor me by visiting my Virgin Money Giving Page

Ashford Leisure Trust 2013 Outdoor Open Meetings

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Ashford Leisure Trust are running a series of summer open athletics meetings that will include +wind 100m and 200m races, middle distance events and some Steeplechase development races.

Enter online and promote to fellow athletes and coaches.

The dates are:
Wednesday 24th April
Wednesday 22nd May
Wednesday 12th June
Wednesday 24th July
Wednesday 18th September

For more information view the online entry pages

Live Feed of BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Watch live video from athleticos on www.justin.tv

PHILIP LEADING THE WAY IN THE 60M

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

After securing the European Indoor Championships qualification standard last weekend, Asha Philip (coach: Christine Bowmaker) has set her sights on a top two finish in the 60m at the British Athletics European Trials & UK Championships.

Philip, who won the World Youth 100m title in 2007, ran 7.24 at the Birmingham Games to send her to the top of the UK rankings for 2013, and will be considered one of the favourites at the EIS-Sheffield this weekend.

Kent U11 Sportshall Decathlon & County Trials

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Kent U11 Sportshall Athletics Decathlon, hosted and organised by Ashford Leisure Trust on behalf of the Kent County Athletic Association (KCAA) at the Stour Centre, Ashford on Sunday 25th November.

This is a new event in the Sportshall Athletics calendar and we are confident it will be a great success and will become an annual event.

The Decathlon is open to boys and girls in school Years 5 and 6 from clubs and schools in Kent. Athletes will do all 10 events

Ashford Leisure Trust Sprints and Jumps Competition

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Ashford Leisure Trust is running there first open Sprints and Jumps athletics competition at the Julie Rose Stadium on Wednesday 19th September 2012. The competition will include 100m and 200m races run with the wind behind, plus Pole Vault and High Jump competitions.

Competition Information

Date: Wednesday 19th September 2012
Venue: The Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, Kent TN24 9QX
Start Times: 100m (19:00), High Jump (19:00), Pole Vault (19:00) and 200m (20:15)
Entry: Entry Form and Information or Online Entry

Thanet Primary Sportshall Athletics Results

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

On Track Athletics was pleased to event manage the Thanet Primary Sportshall Athletics festival at The Ursuline College on Saturday 4th February. The event was run on behalf of School Games Organiser Phil Pittock and acted as a qualifer for the Kent Primary Sportshall Finals. Well done to all the pupils who took part in the event representing their schools.

Download the Thanet Sportshall Results 2012

The Ashford Leisure Trust Mile – Sport Relief

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Ashford Leisure Trust is organising a Sport Relief mile and family fun day at The Julie Rose Stadium on Sunday 25th March 2012. The day starts at 9am and will run through to 2pm and will include a range of sports activities for the whole family.

Do your bit for charity and raise mony doing a 1, 3 or 6 mile run for Sport Relief to enter Click Here

Pete’s BIG 10

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

On Sunday 27th May 2012 I will be running the BUPA London 10,000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity. You can donate money for my run by clicking on the Just Giving button on the right hand side our this page.

Please follow my progress and sponsor me.

Red & Blue Plastics Snow Sledges

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Winter is almost here and the weather forecasters are predicting another very cold winter with snow expected very soon. So why not buy your sledge now for only

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