25.Apr.12 Lots of fun at NOTAN Try Athletics Festival
Last Wednesday NOTAN held a Try Athletics Festival to celebrate 100 days to the Olympics and promote the local clubs. Despite the rain trying to turn people away, around 40 people came down, and had lots of fun. Vic Voltage, CE Electric Mascot, made an appearance encouraging the junior athletes.
All of the athletes joined Graham Smith in his 2012 Challenge running around the track and through a course on the roads. Graham is running 2012 miles in 2012 to raise money for the Tony Blair Sports Foundation.
There were lots of activities for the family to enjoy such as a mini tennis game, a big tug of war match, a raffle, food and each of the athletics events. The inflatable pole vault proved a great hit getting the children exited by athletics. It was a great disappointment when this had to stop due to the rain. It will definitely be something to bring down to the clubs again!
Victoria Spence, Network Coordinator, said “It was great to see a mixture of current and new athletes down at the club. Speaking to parents and the children was great to see their enthusiasm and desire to join their local club. The event also enabled the parents to see how great the sport can be and many will now volunteer their services.
To follow on from this event NOTAN are holding a QuadKids competition series this summer with the first event on Saturday 28th April at Churchill Playing Fields, Whitley Bay. Registration will be from 9am with the competition lasting from 9.30am – 11.30am for children between year 3 – year 6. If you would like an entry form please contact Victoria Spence at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CE Electric UK – the company that owns and operates the electricity distribution networks in Yorkshire, northern Lincolnshire and the North-east - is proud to support England Athletics through its corporate sponsorship programme.
John Barnett, Head of Customer Operations, said: “There’s nothing more important to us than giving something back to the communities that we serve. The England Athletics programme gives young people the chance to keep fit and have fun, whilst offering some of the region’s most promising young athletes the best possible start in their sporting careers.”
You can visit CE Electric UK’s England Athletics micro-site, which includes interviews with some of the region’s young athletes, training plans and a body mass index (BMI) calculator, by visiting http://athletics.ce-electricuk.com/page/index.cfm
CE Electric UK also uses the England Athletics programme to promote its life-saving electrical safety campaign “Stay Away: Stay Alive”, which teaches children and young people to recognise danger of death signs and electrical hazards. You can access electrical safety-themed games and activities by following the “Fusebox” and “Crucial Crew” links on the front page of the company’s website www.ce-electricuk.com