Search

Enjoy activities ahead of the Summer of World Athletics

PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 June 2017

Mara Yamauchi leads a running takeover with local community groups at London Stadium (Pic: British Athletics)

Mara Yamauchi leads a running takeover with local community groups at London Stadium (Pic: British Athletics)

Archant

It’s only a month until the Summer of World Athletics takes places and there are plenty of activities to enjoy at the London Stadium.

The championships, official inspiration programme, Team Personal Best is underway and hosting more than 100 events ahead of The World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017.

It is the first time ever that both Championships are being held in the same city in the same summer and Team Personal Best have been created to inspire anyone and everyone to get involved in grassroots athletics.

Events that have taken place already include disability festivals at the Copper Box at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to taster sessions at clubs around the country.

There was even a running takeover from two-time British Olympian Mara Yamauchi as she joined local community groups and shared advice and tips, whilst community fitness group GoodGym have signed up all their sessions to Team Personal Best from now until September.

Yamauchi said: “On a beautiful sunny summer’s evening, Team Personal Best delivered a terrific evening of training and swapping stories about being inspired.

“My athletics career started from being inspired by the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games.

“If a London 2017 Team Personal Best event can inspire a child, young person or adult to become to an athlete, coach or get involved in athletics in some form, that’s fantastic for the future of our sport.”

Runner Jenny Meadows added: “Athletics has been a part of my life for over two decades and this summer is the chance to celebrate everything great about the sport.

“The Summer of World Athletics is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, not just for elite athletes but for everyone else.

“Whether you are a novice or an expert, Team Personal Best is a fantastic programme encouraging people from all walks of life to play a part no matter how big or small.

“I look forward to heading along to an event this summer.”

World Para Athletics Championships take place from July 14 to July 23.

The IAAF World Championships take place from August 4 to August 13.

Visit http://www.teampersonalbest.org/ for events.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hackney Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hackney Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hackney Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hackney Stories

15:08

Tottenham are preparing to face “the best team in Europe” on Saturday, but their manager is going to the Etihad to win

14:00

Clapton boss Jonny Fowell wants his side to get on a winning run to keep their chances of the Essex Senior League title alive.

13:30

Lisa Wilson spoke of her late son Tom’s decision to donate his organs this week as health secretary Jeremy Hunt launched a new opt-out plan in England, writes Lee Power.

13:00

Leyton Orient look to avoid an FA Trophy giant-killing when they visit Haringey Borough in the first round on Saturday.

11:35

For this week’s Friday Q&A we have an old school Arsenal fan and passionate Trade Unionist Frank Radcliffe. There can’t be many Gooners still attending who went to the Winterslag away game but loyal Frank was one of them. Read on for his strong views on the club – as well as being held up at gunpoint as an innocent bystander by German police after Sergio Tacchini gear disappeared on a pre-season trip to Bochum in the 1980s...

15:33

Sadiq Khan was in Mare Street this morning to launch his new campaign tackling rough sleeping at St Mungo’s hostel.

10:36

England failed to cash in on centuries from Middlesex’s Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow as familiar problems persisted on a fluctuating second day in the third Ashes Test.

09:35

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has given his weekly press conference at London Colney. Read on for his views on injuries ahead of Newcastle United, the Arsenal Foundation, the latest on Jack WIlshere, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez’s contract situation and much more.



Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists