12.Jul.12 The pride of Durham's Playground to Podium
Reece Palmer, Durham Playground to Podium athlete, was the pride of the P2P athletes at the DSE Nationwide Junior Athletics Championships after competing in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay and claiming two medals.
Reece, coached by England Athletics regional award winner Paul Smith, won bronze in the 100m in a race described by the track announcer as ‘too close to call’. Although disappointed, Reece picked himself up next day and ran the 200m. Again, the top three were neck and neck, but this time a delighted Reece claimed the silver medal, improving on his PB by 3 seconds. Reece also ran in the 4 x 100m relay where the North East team came fourth.
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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