Skip or jump to it for big health challenge
●● 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.