Fitness fans urged to join two big events

Pictured is one of the many sporting activities supported by Bolsover District Council as it prepares to roll out two major events in March.
Pictured is one of the many sporting activities supported by Bolsover District Council as it prepares to roll out two major events in March.

Swimmers and water babies, joggers and runners can make a big sporting impression during a weekend in March as Bolsover District Council is set to stage two massive sporting events.

First up is the Big Splash at Creswell Leisure Centre, on Saturday, March 24, as the centre becomes part of the nation’s biggest ever swimming campaign.

The Council has joined forces with British Swimming and the BBC to deliver the Big Splash and inspire residents to swim.

Creswell Leisure Centre will offer a number of exciting Big Splash activities including:

12.00 - 3.00pm - Fitness Zone - Drop in to the Fitness Zone, Aqua-fit, Zumba Pool , Swim Fit and Aqua -Jog.

3.00pm - 5.00pm - Teaching Zone – Everyone is welcome for those who want to learn to swim or just improve their strokes.

5.00pm - 6.30pm - Fun Zone – Aimed at children - mates, balls, play equipment, games and a finale pool disco, with lights and lasers.

The whole day is free of charge and classes and activities are based upon a first come first served basis.

In addition to this the centre has also been offering a number of exciting Big Splash activities over the past few months including: Junior Aqua Fit, Crash Course swimming lessons, Family fun and £1 to swim at weekends.

Special memberships are available to adults who enrol on the adult swimming lessons programme.

Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Cllr Ann Syrett, said: “Swimming is one of the best ways to keep fit and stay healthy and this is a great chance for people to enjoy the water whilst having fun with their family and friends.”

For more information please visit www.bolsover.gov.uk/creswell-leisure-centre or telephone 01909 721371.

In addition, on Sunday, March 25, we are also staging a Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile at Shirebrook.

This sets off from behind Sports Direct and passes through the former Shirebrook Pit Trails and is set to be an incredible event.

Entrants do not have to be sporty to take part but can choose to complete one, three or six miles knowing that all the money raised will help to change the lives of people living tough lives in our area and across the UK and in the world’s poorest countries.

Cllr Syrett added: “The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Shirebrook is here and it’s your time to shine.

“From teeny-tots with their mums and dads to super sprinters up against the clock there’s something for everyone on the big day.

“This is the first Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in Shirebrook and it is set to be a great event. So come on, pull your Sport Relief socks up, enter the Mile and do something amazing.”

To enter the Shirebrook Sport Relief Mile please visit www.sportrelief.com and type Shirebrook into the search box or telephone (01246) 593066.