Have a run and lots of fun at sport­ing event

Middleton Guardian - - FRONT PAGE -

OLYMPIC Gold medal­list, Roger Black will be giv­ing top tips to Manch­ester fam­i­lies who say they ‘can’t run’ at a ma­jor sport­ing event.

The cham­pion sprinter will be run­ning fam­ily mas­ter­classes at the two­day Go-Fest event – backed by our sis­ter news­pa­per the M.E.N. - which takes place at SportCity by the Eti­had on the week­end of June 24-25.

He wants peo­ple to give run­ning a go, even if they aren’t sure its some­thing they’ll en­joy.

He said: “I know a lot of fam­i­lies feel ner­vous about go­ing to sports cen­tres, it can be really daunt­ing!

“That’s what’s great about GoFest; it’s per- fect for fam­i­lies who aren’t too sure about sport – and that’s ex­actly what it was de­signed for.

“It’s all about try­ing new things, get­ting stuck in and hav­ing fun with your fam­ily. There is some­thing for ev­ery­one at the fes­ti­val and that’s what makes it so great and why my kids love it.”

Roger has been an am­bas­sador for the event for the past two years in his lo­cal town Guild­ford in Sur­rey and is look­ing for­ward to com­ing to sup­port fam­i­lies.

He said: “I ini­tially got in­volved as my kids wanted to go along, they loved it and it was great to see so many fam­i­lies sup­port­ing each other. I am really look­ing for­ward to bring­ing the event to Manch­ester.”

Top-qual­ity coaches from Sale Sharks, Eng­land Net­ball, Manch­ester Giants, Sal­ford Red Devils and Lan­cashire County Cricket Club will be there to give top tips Manch­ester and mo­ti­va­tion.

Par­ents and young­sters can take part in as many free coaching ses­sions as they want from a mul­ti­tude of sports, classes, runs and com­pe­ti­tions.

There will also be lots of stalls, re­fresh­ments and live mu­sic in the early evening.

Latin car­ni­val danc­ing is set to spice things up at GoFest Manch­ester

A brand new dance fit­ness class de­scribed as ‘zumba with a twist’ is also be­ing launched at fam­ily week­ender GoFest.

Lead­ers of dance con­cept, SoSo, are set to teach fes­ti­val go­ers a Latin Car­ni­val dance rou­tine and will throw in mara­cas for some added fun.

SoSo dance fit­ness is a to­tally new con­cept, com­bin­ing a range of in­ter­na­tional styles such as salsa, Latin, Caribbean and ball­room into a one-hour ses­sion.

SoSo founder Katy Bar­rows wants the art of dance to bring fam­i­lies to­gether at GoFest.

She said: “Our classes are suit­able for ev­ery­one and our low im­pact rou­tines will have you swoosh­ing, shim­my­ing and shak­ing your mara­cas.”

De­lighted to be bring­ing the dance in­fu­sion to GoFest, she added: “Manch­ester should get ready to dance them­selves happy.”

Tick­ets are on sale now with adults start­ing from £14 and kids just £7. A full fam­ily ticket is £49.50, giv­ing you ac­cess on both days of the event.

You can get tick­ets at www.gofest.co.uk.

Roger Black

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