24,000 sign up to Beat the Street in first week
Councillors had hoped 20,000 people would sign up to Beat the Street, a new physical activity initiative that turns Swindon into a massive game. Since it was launched by Olympics runner David Hemery last Wednesday, 24,000 people have picked up a Beat the Street card at joined the game. Collectively, Swindonians have walked, run, cycled and scooted 64,000 miles between the brightly decorated boxes, placed at around half-mile intervals and which must be tapped with a Beat the Street card if you are to earn points for your chosen team in the game.
Sports Development Officer (Inclusion)
- SASP is dedicated to decreasing physical inactivity in Somerset and wishes to recruit an enthusiastic, creative Sports Development Officer to join our dynamic team. The role will focus on the delivery of sport and physical activity opportunities to a wide range of people who experience additional psycho/social barriers to getting active. The successful candidate will work on both a geographic focus in Bridgwater and a target group focus around disabled people including those with long term conditions. The role will also include work with our School Games team and the special schools and SEN departments in Somerset.
Box for Health @ Scrapper Gym Swindon
Together, Suzie Reidand with support from Swindon Borough Council and volunteer coach Lewis Bird, we’ve decided to bring physical and mental health together. Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing. Even a short burst of 10 minutes’ brisk walking increases our mental alertness, energy and positive mood. Participation in regular physical activity can increase our self-esteem and can reduce stress and anxiety. It also plays a role in preventing the development of mental health problems and in improving the quality of life of people experiencing mental health problems.
Marlborough Common parkrun - weekly 5K run
When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am.
Where is it? The event takes place at Marlborough Common, Marlborough, SN8 1DL. See Course page for more details.
What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.
Wiltshire Lawn Tennis Association launch their new Website
Wiltshire LTA are very pleased to announce the launch of our new Wiltshire Tennis website at www.wiltshiretennis.org.uk.
The County has been developing its own website over the past few months and we are very excited about the launch of a site dedicated to tennis in Wiltshire. Previously our web presence has been via the main LTA website, and this new website will give us the ability to deliver Wiltshire content and resources.