- On February 2, 2016
On Sunday 22nd May Jacci and Marc will be taking part in the Morrisons sponsored Manchester 10k. There will be a modest fitness benefits, but the real drivers are to raise awareness and funds for OnSide Youth Zones.
Jacci hasn’t run before, a brief discussion later and before she knew it, she was registered for the 10k. She trains a few nights a week and often takes her dog Blue, a Weimaraner tied around her waist. At the time of writing her furthest distance is already 2.75mls and only stopped twice! Her target is to get round in less than 1hr 10mins. She started training in earnest in August, unsurprisingly training waned slightly over the winter months, but she is now back out on the road……
Marc took part in a half marathon last October. Since then he hasn’t even ran to avoid the rain. Training starts now (whenever now is) and he hopes to be under an hour!
To aid their cause, a link is provided to the fund raising page http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/flexispace
OnSide Youth Zones is establishing a network of Youth Zones in some of the most deprived areas in the country; offering young people a safe and affordable place to make productive use of their leisure time. Open 365 days a year; Youth Zones engage and inspire young people to get involved in a wide range of sports, arts, music and recreational activities. They also offer a range of targeted provision, advice and guidance services to help young people overcome life challenges. All this at just 50p per visit.
Youth Zones are now open in Bolton, Blackburn, Carlisle, Oldham, Manchester, Wigan and Wolverhampton with Wirral opening soon. With live projects in London and the North East OnSide is a truly national movement.