Runners and swimmers gear up for Sport Relief Flagship Games in Norwich
- Credit: SIMON FINLAY
Hundreds of fundraisers are gearing up to run, swim or cycle at the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Flagship Games in Norwich.
More than 80 people who train at Dynamic Fitness gym in Ber Street have been preparing to run their chosen distance of one, three or six miles at Earlham Park.
And a group of four young swimmers are among those who will take part in this year's swimathon.
They will join thousands of people across the country as they take part in the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games at the UEA on Sunday, March 20.
Ross Lenton, a personal trainer who runs Dynamic Fitness, said his group first took part in Sport Relief in 2012 with 20 people, doubling to 40 in 2014 and 80 this year.
They are on track to hit their £400 fundraising target, and hope to push on to £1,000.
Mr Lenton said people of all ages and abilities were training for the event, with some who had never run before following a six-week beginner course to get ready.
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Meanwhile a team of four friends who call themselves The Water Buoys are preparing to take the plunge for Sport Relief.
The nine-year-olds, all members of the City of Norwich Swimming Squad, will swim 1.5 kilometres between them.
Charley Sell, George Wilson, Joshua Brighton and Leo White will complete the swimathon at the UEA on Sunday, March 20 at 1pm.
Louise Sell, who is Charley's mum, said they were aiming to raise £500 and were already close to their target.
Norwich is one of six cities hosting a Sport Relief Flagship Games event this year, with activities in the grounds of the UEA.
Participants are encouraged to run, walk, swim or cycle by signing up for the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile, the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Swimathon or the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Cycle.
Money raised will help disadvantaged people living incredibly tough lives, across the UK and in the world's poorest communities.
The event village opposite the UEA Sportspark will have a range of activities and entertainment on
offer throughout the day including sports taster sessions from
Active Norfork as well as musical entertainment to give participants and spectators something to watch and enjoy after the mile, cycle and swimathon.
To sponsor team Dynamic
Fitness, see my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/team-dynamic-fitness
To sponsor the Water Buoys, see my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/water-buoys
For more details and to sign up for the games, see sportrelief.com