Tamworth’s sporting elite backs Sport Relief 2014

Saturday, 22nd March 2014

Dig out your trainers and sign up for the Tamworth Sport Relief Mile – that’s the message from the borough’s sporting and fitness community.

On Sunday 23rd March, the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will be setting off from the Castle Grounds at 10am, with hundreds of people getting on their marks, set and go for Sport Relief.  Super sprinters and willing walkers will all feel at home with a choice of one, three or six miles.

Last year, the Tamworth Mile had more than 850 participants, and this year it is hoped that even more people will get involved.

Meghan Beesley from Tamworth is one of the UK’s top hurdlers and a former Tamworth Athletics Club athlete. She is a big Sport Relief supporter and is giving her backing to the Tamworth Sport relief Mile by agreeing to start the races on March 23. She will also be running the final one-mile race with a group of Tamworth schoolchildren.

Meghan will also be outside the Castle Grounds Activity Centre on the day, and will be available for photos and autographs.

Representatives from two Tamworth leisure and fitness clubs took time out from their busy training to encourage people of all ages and abilities to get on their marks for the Tamworth Sport Relief Mile.

Lifestyle UK Fitness Club manager Karen Adey and Craig Davies from SnowDome Fitness are taking part in the Tamworth Sport relief races and are urging others to sign up.

Karen will be leading the warm-up on the day and Craig is urging members of SnowDome Fitness to use the event as something to work towards.

Cllr Jeremy Oates, Cabinet member for Community Development, said:
“This is the fourth time the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile has come to Tamworth, so we want to see as many people as possible putting on their running shoes, getting into training and showing what we can do.”

The Tamworth Mile particularly aims to highlight all sporting activities within the borough and is inviting all local sporting organisations to get involved on the day. It would be great to see Tamworth sports clubs representing themselves and having fun too – and fancy dress is being encouraged. TCR FM will be providing music and entertainment on the day.

To enter The Tamworth Castle Grounds Mile, visit sportrelief.com.

If you want to purchase some official merchandise, the details are below.

Available from Sainsbury’s, sainsburys.co.uk and sportrelief.com

  • Headband – £2.50 with at least £1.25 going to Sport Relief (also available at participating Oxfam shops)
  • Adult unisex T-shirt – £10 with at least £4 going to Sport Relief
  • Children’s T-shirt – £6/7 with at least £2.40/£2.80 going to Sport Relief
  • White unisex T-shirt – £10 with at least £4 going to Sport Relief
  • Sweatband – £1.50 with at least 75p going to Sport Relief
  • Wristband – £1 with at least 50p going to Sport Relief
  • Pin Badge – £1 with at least 50p going to Sport Relief
  • Water Bottle – £1.50 with at least 75p going to Sport Relief
  • Socks – £2.50 with at least £1.25 going to Sport Relief
  • Soft Ball – £1 with at least 50p going to Sport Relief
  • Deeley Boppers – £2 with at least £1 going to Sport Relief
  • Sports Bag – £3 with at least £1.50 going to Sport Relief
  • Air Freshener – £1.50 with at least 75p going to Sport Relief
  • Dog Toy – £3.25 with at least £1.30 going to Sport Relief