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Spring into action for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in East Lothian

Sport Relief warm-up

Sport Relief warm-up

There are just two weeks to go until the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile at Hallhill Sports Centre, Dunbar, and Meadowmill Sports Centre, Tranent, on Sunday, March 23.

Loads of local people have already signed up to run one, three, or six miles, but there’s still time to bag a place, don that headband and enter the fun and games!

Bengy Barsanti, local community sport hub development officer, said: “It’s a great opportunity to hold two Sport Relief Miles in East Lothian and we really want to make them Community Events. We are delighted that so many people have already signed up but we want even more people from East Lothian to flock to Hallhill Sports Centre and Meadowmill Sport Centre to take part and make it the best Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile yet. Let’s show the rest of the country what we can do and raise as much money as we possibly can for this incredible cause!”

It’s not just the public who are taking on the fundraising challenge. In February, daring Davina McCall went the extra mile in the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Davina – Beyond Breaking Point. She ran, swam and cycled 500 miles over seven days. Davina braved brutal conditions tackling a punishing 130 mile cycle on day one, swimming the life-threateningly cold Lake Windermere, scaling the colossal Scafell Pike on foot in freezing snow, and then finished with a full marathon into London, all to raise as much cash as possible. So now East Lothian residents can get sponsored and help transform the lives of people living here in the UK and around the world. Enter a running event now at Hallhill, Meadowmill or at one of more than 500 locations across the UK at sportrelief.com.

On Friday, March 21, the BBC will treat the nation to a special night of Sport Relief TV, with presenters Gary Lineker, Davina McCall, David Walliams, Claudia Winkleman, Jack Whitehall amongst others, hosting a star-studded show full of celebrity performances, comedy sketches, highlights from this year’s challenges and films about the incredible work Sport Relief supports. Del Boy and Rodney will be back on TV screens after 10 years with a special Only Fools and Horses Sport Relief sketch, featuring one of the show’s biggest fans - David Beckham. Four brave Paralympians will swap their sports kit for sequins and will take on a group dance challenge in a Sport Relief Does Strictly special, with Tess Daly revealing the judges’ favourite on the night. There will also be further announcements about more exciting sketches and specials in the coming weeks.

Then on Sunday, March 23, it’s over to you East Lothian to come together and take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games.

Enter the Dunbar or Meadowmill Mile at sportrelief.com. The Dunbar Mile kicks off at 10am and Meadowmill follows close behind at 12.

Let us have your photos and videos of the event at eastlothiannews@jnlothian.co.uk

Photo courtesy of Samuel Kirby

 

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