Wakefield heptathlon games launches into action with a cycle relay


Local people are invited to get active and get involved in 2012 by taking part in one of the first of Wakefield’s heptathlon games events – an adapted cycle relay on Thursday 10th May at Thornes Park Stadium.

The cycle relay is open to people of all ages and abilities with specially adapted bikes available including 2, 3 and 4 wheeled cycles and foot or hand propelled machines. Those who take part will have the opportunity to compete in a time trail relay with prizes and medals presented for the quickest times.

The Wakefield heptathlon games have been organised by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s health and wellbeing development team in partnership with Age UK Wakefield district, Wakefield council and other local partners, in support of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The heptathlon games will feature a series of seven sporting events including 1 mile swim challenge, a 10k walk at Nostell Priory and a golf tournament, taking place between May to October.

Dan Eades, health and wellbeing development worker said, "Events and activities will be taking place across the summer as part of the heptathlon games which we hope will challenge people to get involved, give them the opportunity to take part in physical activity and achieve a goal that they can be proud of."

The cycle relay will be held from 10am – 3pm at Wakefield Council’s Thornes Park Stadium on Thursday 10th May. People do not need to book a place to enter and all those who take part will be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win an Aspire membership that gives access to council run sports centres and swimming pools across the Wakefield district.

Full details of all the events taking place during the Wakefield heptathlon games will be available on the Trust website www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/creativeminds or by contacting Dan Eades on 01977 705473

Wakefield heptathlon games launches into action with a cycle relay

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