Harriers star in TV bid to get people active
FOUR members of Macclesfield Harriers Athletics Club feature in a new BBC campaign.
The ‘Get Inspired’ campaign encourages viewers to become more active.
In three films, narrated by former athlete turned commentator Steve Cram, local characters show the benefits of adding a little activity into the daily routine.
The first film – The Sprint – features Harry Newton, 77, who ran his 15th London Marathon earlier this year, and fell running champion Barry Blyth. Filmed in Poynton, it shows their tongue-incheek race to the post office and was broadcast during the live coverage of the Greater Manchester Run. The second film – The Throw – starred Simon Sloan and was filmed at Bollington’s recreational ground. It was first broadcast during the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.
The final film – The Jump – features Barbara Murray, who was filmed in Prestbury preparing for, and eventually jumping, a garden gate.
All three were made by production company mediafour based on Hulley Road, Macclesfield.
Director Jon Falkner said: “Working on a project so close to our hearts was a real pleasure. Keeping it local made it even better.”
●● Barbara Murray gets ready to tackle the gate