Har­ri­ers star in TV bid to get peo­ple ac­tive

Macclesfield Express - - BOSLEY TRAGEDY -

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

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