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Monday, May 14, 2018

Help take Lancashire round the world with Your Mile Your Way

Can you help Active West Lancs to reach our target of walking 24,901 miles – the equivalent of the circumference of Earth?

Active West Lancs is joining forces with the County-wide health initiative #yourmileyourway to encourage as many people as possible across Lancashire to complete a mile walking, running, cycling, swimming, rowing, or any other way you can think of!

This will also include getting as many school children in Lancashire as possible completing a mile during their school day.

Coronation Park in Ormskirk is the venue for one of the special ‘Mile a Day’ events are  being held across the whole of Lancashire on Friday 18 May, aiming to get as many people as possible completing one mile. 

Starting from 1pm, you can get in the mood for the Royal Wedding by doing the Royal Mile path – walk, jog, hop, skip, cycle, cartwheel, scooter etc – however you want to get round – you decide! You can enjoy a well-earned cuppa (or drink of juice) after your mile.

There will also be an outdoor Line Dancing session by the Bandstand at Coronation Park, Ormskirk at 2pm. So come on over and join in the fun – no co-ordination needed!  Don’t forget to ‘pledge your mile’ as people taking part will easily Line Dance the equivalent of a mile!

In addition, if you are going to your local leisure centre on 18 May, don't forget to pledge your mile after you have used the bikes, rowers, treadmills, classes, swimming pool etc

If you don't think you will be able to find time on 18 May to do your mile, feel free to join in our other free activities that week and pledge your mile a few days earlier:

  •  Monday: Energise Exercise Class at West Lancs Youth Zone, Skelmersdale, 9.30am-10.30am
  • Tuesday: Line Dancing at Greenhill Hub Community Hub, Skelmersdale, 10am–12pm; Health Walk at Richmond Park, Burscough, 10am – 11am; Health Walk at Beacon Country Park, Up Holland, 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Wednesday: Health Walk at Coronation Park, Ormskirk, 1pm – 2pm
  • Thursday: Health Walk at Banks Leisure Centre, Banks, 10am – 11am

Remember, don’t let your hard work go unrecognised – remember to pledge your mile at your mile your way (external link).

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: "Make sure you run, walk, skip, hop or swim your way to a mile and let's help Lancashire go round the world with #yourmileyourway."

For more information on our Health Day and Active West Lancs please visit active or www.activewestlancs.org (external link). 

 

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