19.Jul.12 Morpeth celebrates brand new facility
A brand new track facility has opened in Morpeth, and the Northumberland Athletics Network organised a competition for Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 athletes to celebrate the event.
The facility is based at King Edward VI School in Morpeth, and built in partnership with Northumberland County Council, Blyth Valley Arts & Leisure and Sport England. It's taken 25 years of effort from the club, led and driven by Mike Bateman. The ribbon was cut by 1966 Commonwealth Games Marathon Champion Jim Alder MBE and David Mitchinson from Sport England.
Unfortunately the weather was not kind but there were still a number of PBs for athletes taking part, and all involved had a fantastic day of competition to mark the opening of not just a new facility, but a new chapter in the history of athletics in Northumberland.
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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