- Created on Sunday, 26 August 2012 14:52
- Last Updated on Friday, 31 August 2012 15:50
- Written by Neil Gunn
What a great day of sport we had at Macclesfield Athletics Track! Â Â
Our sincere thanks go to all of you for the hard work you put into making the event so successful. Â
We had close to 100 young athletes participating in the coached athletics sessions during the day, most of them trying out events for the first time - who knows we may have inspired the next Jessica Ennis or Usain Bolt to take up athletics.Â Certainly the turnout exceeded our expectations and after the general warm up sessions, the athletes were soon enjoying learning their new skills - the coaches and assistants did an excellent job (thank you!) coping with the high numbers and ensuring everyone enjoyed themselves.Â We had around 50 people taking part in the mini-orienteering, organised expertly by Phil Cheek, Neil Gunn and Phil Barnes and 12 teams in the 10K relay - so all in all an excellent turnout and plenty stayed to enjoy the BBQ (thanks to the Carter family and friends).
We had about 40 volunteers during the day, from all sections of the club, and each and every one of you played a key part in the success of the day.Â Many of the parents commented how great it was that their children had an opportunity to take part in events they had been watching so recently at the Olympics.
Thanks also to Canalside Radio for providing us with some great music throughout the afternoon.
To view photos of the event go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilgunn/sets/72157631248364356/
Image from Graham Flack Photography