Join Team GB at parkruns

Just Regional
Aug 25, 2016 2 mins read

The Olympics may be over but now it’s your chance to give it your all and be a part of Team GB.

This Saturday (27 August) I Am Team GB is hosting the nation’s biggest ever sports day with sporting events taking place in every corner of the country.

Broadland District Council is inviting everyone to get involved by attending one of the three free parkruns which take place in the district every Saturday at 9am in Blickling, Brundall and Catton. Everyone is welcome to attend, from beginner to Olympian.

On-the-spot prizes of I Am Team GB goodies will be presented to lucky participants at Catton parkrun, Catton Park, Oak Lane, where runners will be joined by volunteer Paul Evans, who competed in the Olympic 10,000m finals in Barcelona and Atlanta. At Blickling parkrun, Blickling Park, runners are invited to attend in red, white and blue or fancy dress to celebrate the day and Countryside Park, Postwick Lane in Brundall will be decorated for the occasion.

ITV will be shutting down all seven of their channels from 9.30-10.30am on Saturday to encourage viewers to go outside and join in with the I Am Team GB day.

“We’ve all enjoyed watching the Olympics and getting behind Team GB as they represented their country and I’m now counting down the days until the Paralympics begin. I can’t think of a better way to carry on the Olympic spirit than getting involved with the I Am Team GB day,” said Claudette Bannock, member champion for sport at Broadland District Council. “The council supports sport all year round from offering grants to local sportspeople to the Broadly Active scheme which aims to get us all fit and healthy.”

Get involved with the day by tweeting your sporting selfies with #IAmTeamGB.

New runners at the parkrun are asked to register online, print and bring along their unique barcode in order to get a recorded time for the run. Visit www.parkrun.org to register and to find your nearest parkrun.

To find a new sports clubs or activity in your area, visit www.activenorfolk.org.uk

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