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ALL SYSTEMS GO! ENTRIES OPEN FOR THE 2018 ØRSTED GREAT GRIMSBY 10K

It’s time for keen local runners to mark one of the most important days of the year into their diaries because entries have opened for the third running of the Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k on 22nd July 2018. Next year’s race will be bigger than ever after race organisers Tape2Tape upped the entry limit to 5,000, so even more runners can participate.

The first running of the DONG Energy Great Grimsby 10k happened in July 2016 (which is when our pictures are from), thanks to a collaboration between North East Lincolnshire Council, partners from the public sector, race organisers Tape2Tape and some of the town’s best known businesses.

Last year’s race saw nearly 3,000 people cheered on by big crowds as they made their way around the course from near Grimsby Town Hall to People’s Park.

The race has a fresh look for 2018 after the headline sponsor, DONG Energy, changed its name to Ørsted. The company is now entirely focussed on green energy and the new name is inspired by the curiosity, dedication and interest in nature of one of Denmark’s best known scientists, Hans Christian Ørsted.

Race directors Nicola and Neil Pattison commented:
“The Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k has grown beyond all our expectations and that’s down to the commitment of the hundreds of people it takes to stage an event like this. We’d like to thank everyone, from sponsors to the army of volunteers and supporters, who have helped make the race a huge success. We’ve made some changes to the start and finish arrangements so we can give more people the chance to experience what a superb event this is.”

Cllr Jane Hyldon-King, portfolio holder for health and wellbeing at the Council, added:
“I had a brilliant time at the race this summer and it was good to see so many people from local disability groups in the fun run. Great Grimsby really did itself proud and I look forward to seeing everyone on the start line in 2018.”

Runners will follow a flat course starting near Grimsby Town Hall, heading to Nun’s Corner, through Scartho towards New Waltham before returning to Grimsby via Peaks Parkway and finishing in People’s Park.

Entry fees have been kept low thanks to the generosity of sponsors, so far including Ørsted, North East Lincolnshire Council, Young’s Seafood, Associated British Ports (ABP), North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Wilkin Chapman LLP, HMT St Hugh’s Hospital and ENGIE and places are filling up fast so don’t hang around – get your entry in as soon as possible!

You can enter at www.greatgrimsby10k.com for just £13 for affiliated running club members and £15 for unaffiliated.

Cossies On For Swimathon 2017

Swimathon is the world’s biggest annual fundraising swim and swimmers across the UK are being encouraged to jump in to raise vital funds for Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families.

2017 is the Swimathon’s 30th anniversary. It began in 1986 as a pilot programme for swimmers in London only. Since the launch of the annual event in 1988, nearly 700,000 participants have taken part and £46 million has been raised and distributed to 36 different charities.

Gary Burr, Community Fundraiser Marie Curie, says “We’re looking for swimmers to help make this the biggest and best Swimathon yet. In 2015, 22,600 swimmers took part and helped raise a brilliant £1.9 million for Marie Curie – a fantastic achievement but one we are hoping to beat this year.”

In our area the event is taking place within Lincs Inspire pools on:
Saturday 8th April at Immingham Swimming Pool from 1:30pm to 5pm and Sunday 9th April at Grimsby Leisure Centre from 4pm to 9pm

Swimmers can challenge themselves to the 5k, 2.5k or 1.5k Individual or Team 5k or 1.5k distances and raise funds for Marie Curie.

For further information about Swimathon including how to sign up visit: www.swimathon.org

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance. Last year, Marie Curie cared for and supported over 50,000 people affected by terminal illness across the UK. If you have questions about terminal illness, need support or just want to talk, call the Marie Curie Support Line on 0800 090 2309. It’s for anyone affected by terminal illness, including family and friends.

Le Tour De Yorkshire Vient A Beverley

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This year’s Tour de Yorkshire ran from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May, beginning in Beverley and finishing in Scarborough and covering 520km (that’s 323 miles in English money) along the way.

And of course at each town they visited they turned the streets blue and yellow, with bunting, flags, face paint and of course dozens of bicycles hanging from trees, perched on rooftops or hung above shop doorways.

We went across to the start at Beverley to take a look at what happens when dozens of cyclists, hundreds of crew and a couple of dozen huge busses take over the centre of a small mediaeval market town, and to soak up some of the atmosphere of the big day.