Posts Tagged ‘Running’

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

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.

Walk/Jog 4 Life – Groups

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Ashford Leisure Trust is starting some beginners walking and jogging groups to encourage people to lead a more active and healthy lifestyle.

Whether you need support and motivation to start exercising, or you’re interested in doing something different, these sessions could be just what you’re looking for.

The sessions last 45mins and will include a full warm up and cool down and are led by a qualified coach.

Walking and Jogging are a great form of physical activity that can be fun and sociable as well as fantastic for developing fitness levels.

The sessions will run on a Monday at The Julie Rose Stadium (10.45 to 11.30am) and on a Tuesday at Kingsnorth Receation Centre (12.00 to 12.45pm) and will cost

Ashford Leisure Trust – October Half Term Cross Country Coaching

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Ashford Leisure Trust is running a cross country coaching morning on Wednesday 26th October 2011 from 9.30am to 12.30pm in lovely grounds of Godinton House & Gardens. The morning session will involve expert coaching in endurance running and will include activities to develop race tactics, pacing and sustained running over a cross country course. The course will involve running on grass and you could get muddy so please bring a spare pair of clothes.

Booking Information
Date: Wednesday 26th October 2011
Venue: Godinton House & Gardens, Ashford TN23 3BP
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Cost:

Summer Athletics Coaching for young people

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Ashford Leisure Trust is providing a range of athletics coaching opportunities for young people aged 7 to 16 years this summer holiday at The Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford, Kent.

Athletics Coaching Master Classes – Cost

Kent On Track Athletics Series all ‘Set’ to go!!

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

The Kent On Track Athletics series kicks off tonight at the Ramsgate Track at The Marlowe Academy. The series supported by the Kent Athletics Network is for young athletes in the U11 and U13 age groups; with over 120 athletes entered the first competition looks set to go off with a bang.

On the track all races will be electronically timed by the UKs premier timing company Justiming. The event starts at 6pm and should finished by 8pm.

Look out for full results and a report on the event on the website soon….


Follow On Track Athletics on Twitter & win!!

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

On Track Athletics has been on twitter since 2009 but is looking to raise its following. We have just reached 100 followers and will be offer a prize to our 500th follower on Twitter.

So if you like athletics and want information and news on the sport. Follow us now…. @ontrackathletic or view our Twitter Profile

On Track Athletics Summer Series 2011

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

On Track Athletics and the Kent Athletics Network are pleased to announce a new exciting club competition for the 2011 season. The competition is for young athletes in the U11 (School Year 5) and U13 (School Years 6 & 7) age groups. These have been set up to provide more competitive opportunities for these age groups during the summer months especially for the U11 age group.

The competition open to all Kent Athletics Clubs with priority going to those within an athletics networks.

The format of the competitions will be team and multi-event based for both age groups. Each competition will have electronic timing in place. (more…)

Canterbury Easter Aviva Star:track Scheme

Monday, March 28th, 2011

On Track Athletics are pleased to announce the next Canterbury Aviva Star:track coaching course will held during the Easter school Holidays. The schheme is open to young people aged 8 to 16 years and involves coaching in all events, including running, jumping and throwing.

Dates: Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th & Wednesday 13th April 2011
Venue: Body & Mind Leisure Club, The Canterbury High School
Time: 9am – 1pm
Cost:

ASHFORD AC ALLIGATORS CELEBRATE FUNDING FOR NEW EQUIPMENT

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Funding recently awarded to Ashford Athletic Club has been used to provide new sports equipment for athletes who are members of the Ashford Alligators Athletics group, which provides coaching and competition for disabled youngsters. Funding has also be secured for coach development activities to help raise awareness and understanding of working with athletes with disabilities/special needs such as attending specific courses and conferences.

“The club has had several success stories with disabled athletes namely Candy Hawkins, Vicky Silk and Paralympics Medallist Jonathan Ward who attended four Paralympics games.” Commented Alligators coach Peter Le Rossignol. “This new equipment and funding for coach development will really help us support the next generation of potential Paralympians.”

Ashford Athletic Club is currently the only Kent athletics club with a specialised disability section. The Alligators is open to any young person with a disability aged 9 to 17 years old. The club offers a fun introduction to sport with a focus on athletes but will include other sports All activities are led by highly experienced and qualified club coaches and offer close supervision to those attending (numbers are limited to 15 participants per session and must be booked in advance.

The Alligators are run Bi-weekly during school terms at the Julie Rose Stadium from 5.30-6.30pm. (All participants must be accompanies by a parent or carer). This facility holds an

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