Archive: Oct 2014

  1. Mike Frost joins Sportshall Associates!

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    We are delighted to announce that Mike Frost has joined as a new full time Sportshall Development Officer. Following the tremendous demand for service delivery at Level 1, 2 and 3, it is fantastic to be able to expand the team.

    Mike started his post in mid October and is looking forward to a busy season of event delivery and has already delivered an extensive package of activity in his native Stockport, encompassing Infants, Y3&4, Y5&6, Secondary and Transition events!

    An integral member of Stockport Harriers, Mike brings with him a wealth of experience in delivering both Sportshall and Track and Field competitions and is jointly responsible (with his brother Joe) for developing and delivering the popular and well known Quadrathlon open meetings.

    To book Mike or the Sportshall Team to deliver any activity please contact team@sportshall.org or call 01606 353 550

    Welcome Mike.

  2. Join in it’s World Marathon Challenge Day!

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    The World Marathon Challenge Global Race takes place today with hundreds of budding young athletes aiming to beat the Marathon World Record.

    Teams WMCof over 30 participants will work together and run sections of 200 metres in a relay to complete the distance with a focus on beating the New World Record for the Marathon set only this weekend by Kenyan Athlete Dennis Kimetto.

    Teams from across the world will compete simultaneously in both Under 13 & Open Age races with results and checkpoint being recorded at www.competitioncentre.net allowing progress to be tracked worldwide. Similarly Primary school aged participants can also get involved in the Global Race with a World 5000m Challenge available to enter.

    Early results include schools from across the UK & Europe already bettering the World Record. A Team from the de Ferrers Academy in Burton on Trent has already beaten the time with 1:59:24 to lead the early rankings, while a group of teams from Norway have also completed the race with only 2 seconds between the first two teams in what can only have been a very close and exciting race. In Ireland an early race including open age club athletes has seen a team from Tullamore Harriers complete the race in 2:01.54.

    You can keep up with the results and news by sharing your photos and race results on social media @EvequeWMC & @SportshallUK using the hashtag #WMC

    Good Luck to everyone involved today and we look forward to hearing and seeing how all the races go.