Lisa lends sup­port to Great Run Lo­cal

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Lisa Do­briskey helped Great Run Lo­cal, Ashford, cel­e­brate its first birth­day at Kingsnorth play­ing fields on Sun­day.

The dou­ble Olympic fi­nal­ist, world cham­pi­onship sil­ver medal­list and Com­mon­wealth Games cham­pion, joined more than 60 run­ners in the county’s only event of its kind.

Set up with Sport Eng­land fund­ing awarded to Ashford Leisure Trust through the SPORTA Move Your Move pro­gramme, it is de­signed to en­cour­age more peo­ple to take part in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. Great Run Lo­cal is held ev­ery Sun­day, with free 2k and 5k runs avail­able – that can be walked jogged or run, for all ages and abil­i­ties.

More than 1,500 run­ners have taken part so far, com­plet­ing a to­tal dis­tance of more than 5,000k.

Those tak­ing part on Sun­day en­joyed birth­day cake to mark the oc­ca­sion.

Com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment man­ager Peter Le Ros­sig­nol said: “We have seen some fan­tas­tic re­sults from the par­tic­i­pants some of whom have never run be­fore but now do it on a weekly ba­sis, ben­e­fit­ing from in­creased con­fi­dence and weight loss,”

Great Run Lo­cal starts at 9.30am, with park­ing avail­able at Church Hill.

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