Thousands take part in Sport Relief events

Thousands take part in Sport Relief events

Fundraisers take part in the Sports Relief races in Rawcliffe Country Park, York

Fundraisers take part in the Sports Relief races in Rawcliffe Country Park, York

Fundraisers take part in the Sports Relief races in Rawcliffe Country Park, York

Fundraisers take part in the Sports Relief races in Rawcliffe Country Park, York

Runners at the start of the three-mile Sports Relief event at Rawcliffe Country Park

Becky Campsall and Neil Hunter of City of York Athletics Club

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The occasional shower didn't stop thousands of people in the York area from running, cycling, swimming and climbing for Sport Relief at the weekend.

Hundreds ran laps round Rawcliffe Country Park on Sunday where City of York Athletic Club organised the York section of the Sainsbury Sports Relief Mile.

Club chair Neil Hunter said: "It's always a pleasure to be involved in such a worthwhile event."

Club community development officer Paula Bird said it was part of the club's community work in which it encourages people of all ages from eight upwards to get involved in athletics and enjoy it.

York Sports Village played host to a cycling event while Yearsley swimming pool and Energise in Acomb both held swimathons.

One boy reached for the sky for Sports Relief. Twelve-year-old Jacob O'Toole, of Copmanthorpe, got out his climbing gear and scaled the ten-metre climbing wall at Energise Sports Centre 81 times without a break and raised about £280.

He has been climbing for more than a year and decided that would be his contribution to the fundraiser.

"We are very proud of him," said his mother Emma after the two hour and two minute climbing marathon. "His arms are aching, but he's all right."

York Press:
Tim Franklin, of New Earswick, who came first in the six-mile event

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1:13pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Teabag1 says...

The one at Rawcliffe park had hardly anyone there just a man stood shouting into a microphone?
The one at Rawcliffe park had hardly anyone there just a man stood shouting into a microphone? Teabag1
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1:50pm Mon 24 Mar 14

YorkPatrol says...

Teabag1 wrote:
The one at Rawcliffe park had hardly anyone there just a man stood shouting into a microphone?
I wish I'd gone now... Sounds awesome
[quote][p][bold]Teabag1[/bold] wrote: The one at Rawcliffe park had hardly anyone there just a man stood shouting into a microphone?[/p][/quote]I wish I'd gone now... Sounds awesome YorkPatrol
  • Score: 2

3:49pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Ellie-Badger says...

Teabag1 wrote:
The one at Rawcliffe park had hardly anyone there just a man stood shouting into a microphone?
Actually it was full of people, each race had at least 50 - 60 participants and it was great family fun. Lovely to see so ma ny people and families getting involved together!! Will enjoy it again next year
[quote][p][bold]Teabag1[/bold] wrote: The one at Rawcliffe park had hardly anyone there just a man stood shouting into a microphone?[/p][/quote]Actually it was full of people, each race had at least 50 - 60 participants and it was great family fun. Lovely to see so ma ny people and families getting involved together!! Will enjoy it again next year Ellie-Badger
  • Score: 2

3:51pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Ellie-Badger says...

Teabag1 wrote:
The one at Rawcliffe park had hardly anyone there just a man stood shouting into a microphone?
Actually it was full of people, each race had at least 50 - 60 participants and it was great family fun. Will enjoy it again next year
[quote][p][bold]Teabag1[/bold] wrote: The one at Rawcliffe park had hardly anyone there just a man stood shouting into a microphone?[/p][/quote]Actually it was full of people, each race had at least 50 - 60 participants and it was great family fun. Will enjoy it again next year Ellie-Badger
  • Score: 0

1:16pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Teabag1 says...

Ellie-Badger wrote:
Teabag1 wrote:
The one at Rawcliffe park had hardly anyone there just a man stood shouting into a microphone?
Actually it was full of people, each race had at least 50 - 60 participants and it was great family fun. Lovely to see so ma ny people and families getting involved together!! Will enjoy it again next year
I must have been at the wrong Rawcliffe Park then perhaps we entered a parallel universe?
[quote][p][bold]Ellie-Badger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teabag1[/bold] wrote: The one at Rawcliffe park had hardly anyone there just a man stood shouting into a microphone?[/p][/quote]Actually it was full of people, each race had at least 50 - 60 participants and it was great family fun. Lovely to see so ma ny people and families getting involved together!! Will enjoy it again next year[/p][/quote]I must have been at the wrong Rawcliffe Park then perhaps we entered a parallel universe? Teabag1
  • Score: 1

1:12pm Wed 26 Mar 14

wilow412 says...

Teabag1 wrote:
Ellie-Badger wrote:
Teabag1 wrote:
The one at Rawcliffe park had hardly anyone there just a man stood shouting into a microphone?
Actually it was full of people, each race had at least 50 - 60 participants and it was great family fun. Lovely to see so ma ny people and families getting involved together!! Will enjoy it again next year
I must have been at the wrong Rawcliffe Park then perhaps we entered a parallel universe?
I think your probably blind Teabag1 and was probably at home with a cup of tea
[quote][p][bold]Teabag1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ellie-Badger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teabag1[/bold] wrote: The one at Rawcliffe park had hardly anyone there just a man stood shouting into a microphone?[/p][/quote]Actually it was full of people, each race had at least 50 - 60 participants and it was great family fun. Lovely to see so ma ny people and families getting involved together!! Will enjoy it again next year[/p][/quote]I must have been at the wrong Rawcliffe Park then perhaps we entered a parallel universe?[/p][/quote]I think your probably blind Teabag1 and was probably at home with a cup of tea wilow412
  • Score: 0

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