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Miles of support for Sport Relief!

Miles of support for Sport Relief!

More than 300 people put their best feet forward for charity by joining the Sport Relief Mile at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park - were you there? Enjoy our picture special!

Organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Sport RCT team, the fundraising fun run (Sunday, March 23) attracted hundreds of athletes of all ages and abilities, as well as many more supporters and spectators.

Participants walked, ran or jogged a distance of one mile, three miles or six miles, depending on their abilities. Many people wore fancy dress, adding to the fun and carnival atmosphere of the day.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Deputy Mayor Cllr John Watts started the six-mile race and was present at the finish to give all finishers a medal. Rhys Williams, European 400m Hurdles Champion,and Joe Thomas, Commonwealth Games 800m finalist, also started the three and one-mile events.

Cllr Robert Bevan, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development Leisure and Tourism, said: “The Sport Relief Mile offered the perfect opportunity to raise money for charity while at the same time enjoying the beautiful surroundings of our award-winning park.

“Residents of all ages put in a huge effort for this national cause. The event also encouraged children and adults to get active and undertake exercise in a bid to improve their health and well-being.”

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Leisure Services has a dedicated Sport RCT Team to help you get involved in all types of sporting and leisure activities. Staff from Sport RCT were based in the Council’s Sports Village in the park on the day.

The team can help you find a sport or activity that is perfect for you all year round, by making recommendations for clubs and classes, finding your nearest team and supporting you to get involved. They are also supporting the arrival of the exciting Queen's Baton Relay to the county borough in May

To find out more, please contact the Council’s Sport RCT team on 01443 490209 or email sportrct@rctcbc.gov.uk

Enjoy the picture special from the Sport Relief Mile 2014

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