Skip or jump to it for big health chal­lenge

Rossendale Free Press - - News -

●● Ted Rob­bins (cen­tre) with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from across Lan­cashire who have all im­proved their lives with phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, plus the Mayor of Rossendale Colin Craw­forth and May­oress Denise Craw­forth (far left) and County Coun­cil­lor Terry Aldridge, chair­man of Lan­cashire County Coun­cil (far right) THE Val­ley pub­lic are be­ing asked to fol­low Ted Rob­bins’ lead to walk, run, hop, skip, jump or swim a mile.

Your Mile Your Way on Friday, May 18, is part of a Lan­cashire County Coun­cil pro­gramme sup­ported by leisure providers who will be run­ning ac­tiv­i­ties on the day.

The ini­tia­tive is be­ing sup­ported by Val­ley co­me­dian Ted - who shed more than four stone and be­came a gym reg­u­lar af­ter a heart at­tack.

Ted said: “It took a car­diac ar­rest for me to look at my life dif­fer­ently. But dur­ing my re­cov­ery I started do­ing short daily walks which doc­tors rec­om­mended to get my strength back up.

“I started off do­ing a walk around the hospi­tal ward, then a 15-minute walk, then half an hour, and now I have built up to a cou­ple of miles.

“I en­joy it and I look and feel younger than I have for ages.”

A range of free ac­tiv­i­ties will be held on the day or al­ter­na­tively, peo­ple can just do their own thing - as long as they re­mem­ber to pledge their mile via your­mi­ley­our­way.co.uk.

You can Dance-a-Mile at Haslingden Sports Cen­tre or walk/jog a mile on the out­door run­ning track at Marl Pits Leisure Cen­tre in Rawten­stall.

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