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It is nearly time.......4 days to go!

It is nearly time.......4 days to go!

Posted: Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:57

As a sit here pondering at the thought of running 26.2 miles I told myself on Sunday whilst I was completing my last long-ish run around Stewartby Lake and Marston Vale that now was the time to be confident, be sensible and relax. However, with just 4 days to go I am feeling anything but the above. We...

Tags: Coaching, Justgiving, London Marathon, Reason to Run, Runners, Running, Sponsorme, Sport Bedfordshire, Sports Funding, This Girl Can, VLM2017, teamBEDS&LUTON

Time to Taper!

Time to Taper!

Posted: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:59

After months and months of training and covering 465 miles to date the final 20 mile long run was completed on Sunday at Oakley. I had the pleasure of being kept company by the Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers Running Club Chairman, Paul Owen who also kept me true to my plan so I could finish the last 4...

Tags: Ampthill and Flitwick Flyers, Coaching, Justgiving, Luton Sports Funding, Marathon, Reach, Running, Sponsorme, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Sports Funding, This Girl Can, This Girl Can Run, Virgin London Marathon, teamBEDS&LUTON

Get Out, Get Active - Inclusive Sport in Bedfordshire

Get Out, Get Active - Inclusive Sport in Bedfordshire

Posted: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:12

Statistics show disabled people to be the least active group in the UK.

The 'Disabled People's Lifestyle Report' from September 2013 found that there is clear untapped demand for physical activity and sport within the community with 70 per cent of the disabled people surveyed stating they would like to...

Tags: Inclusive Sport, accessible gyms in luton, active luton sports, disabled sports, no limits fitness, over 60 fitness, teamBEDS&LUTON, wheelchair tennis

PE and School Sport Conference

PE and School Sport Conference

Posted: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:08

This hugely successful and inspirational Bedfordshire PE and School Sport Conference took place on Wednesday 15th March at Centre Parcs, Woburn Forest. 175 people came together for the day (delegates and marketplace) to be inspired and motivated to take back to school lots of ideas to engage their pupils...

Tags: Bedfordshire Primary Premium, Bedfordshire School Games, Pe Conference, Pe School Sport Conference, School Games

638 Children of all abilities across Bedfordshire compete in our Winter School Games County Finals

638 Children of all abilities across Bedfordshire compete in our Winter School Games County Finals

Posted: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:20

638 SCHOOL CHILDREN FROM ACROSS BEDFORDSHIRE & LUTON COMPETE AT AWARD WINNING LEVEL 3 COUNTY SPORT FINALS AT INSPIRE LUTON – INCLUDING THE LARGEST INCLUSIVE TABLE CRICKET COMPETITION IN THE COUNTRY.

The Bedfordshire & Luton Winter School Games Level 3 County Finals took place on Friday 3...

Tags: Luton Fitness, School Games, School Games Maker, bedfordshire cricket, boccia luton, luton school games, pe and school sport in luton, school games competition, swimming luton, table cricket, teamBEDS&LUTON

Keep The Healthy Workplace Challenge Habit!

Keep The Healthy Workplace Challenge Habit!

Posted: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:28

As the saying goes, 'all good things must come to an end'. That's true in part as our Active Lunch eight week challenge draws to a close, but to coin another phrase, 'as one door closes, another door opens'. OK, we'll stop with the phrases now, but what we're trying to say is this doesn't mean you have...

Tags: Sport Bedfordshire, active lunchtimes, jo brewster, luton staff wellness, staff motivation ideas, staff wellness, teamBEDS&LUTON, workplace fitness bedfordshire

This Girl Can Run 20 Miles......Just!

This Girl Can Run 20 Miles......Just!

Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00

Last weekend was the first 20 mile training run on the dreaded London Marathon schedule. Steve and I made the long journey to Bramley leaving the house on Sunday at 8 am to make sure we got there in plenty of time for the race to start at 10.30 am. We had both completed this race last year so knew what...

Tags: Coaching, Just Giving, London Marathon, Luton Sports Funding, Marathon Training, Running, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Sports Coaching For Women In Luton, Sports Funding, This Girl Can, teamBEDS&LUTON

This Girl Can Run a Marathon Again or So She Thinks!

This Girl Can Run a Marathon Again or So She Thinks!

Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:00

I spent most of last year complaining about training for a marathon and how tired I was so when the opportunity arose this year to apply for a Golden Bond charity place for London Marathon I thought why not...I always liked a challenge. I was so pleased to be accepted especially as I am running for a...

Tags: Asics front runner, Bedford, Free Fitness Classes, Luton, Luton Sports Funding, Marathon training plan, Sport Bedfordshire, Sports Funding, This Girl Can, Women Only Fitness, femalerunner, girlswhorun, gosponsorher, justgiving, news, running, sponsorship, teamBEDS&LUTON

Need free help and advice with setting up a new sports club?

Need free help and advice with setting up a new sports club?

Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:49

Club Matters is Sport England's one stop shop for sports clubs and provides free, convenient, practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club.

About Club Matters

Club Matters is Sport England's one stop shop for sports clubs. Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources...

Tags: Luton Sports Funding, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Sports Funding, bedford sports clubs, club matters, luton sports clubs, news, sports club development, teamBEDS&LUTON

How we are tackling Inactivity and Poor Health in Bedfordshire Workplaces

How we are tackling Inactivity and Poor Health in Bedfordshire Workplaces

Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:43


Our Workplace Challenge campaign encourages Bedfordshire workers to liven up their lunch break with bite size activity

An eight-week activity challenge launches in Jan 2017, designed to encourage more people in Bedfordshire to introduce ten minute 'bite size' chunks of activity in and around their working...

Tags: Free Fitness Classes, health at work, healthy workforce, luton fitness, team building events, teamBEDS&LUTON, workplace challenge, workplace fitness challenges

Our Key Achievements for Sporting Community of Bedfordshire  in 2016

Our Key Achievements for Sporting Community of Bedfordshire in 2016

Posted: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:42

We are proud of what we as a County Sports Partnership, with our partners, achieved in 2016 to improve club facilities and sporting opportunities in Bedford & Luton. Here's the highlights:

January 2016

The DCMS Sporting Future Strategy had just been launched and the sector was digesting the new direction...

Tags: Bedford Sports Courses, CSP bedfordshire, Coaching, Luton Sport Funding, Luton Sports Funding, Reach, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Sports Coaching For Women In Luton, Sports Funding, This Girl Can, teamBEDS&LUTON

Coaching Plan for England Launched by Sport England

Coaching Plan for England Launched by Sport England

Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:16

Coaching in an Active Nation: The Coaching Plan for England aims to shake up the way we think about and deliver coaching.

Download our new coaching plan

With figures showing a third all of people who don't play sport saying that a coach would encourage them to start, redefining what it means to coach is...

Tags: Coaching, Coaching Funding For Women Luton, Reach, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Sports Coaching For Women In Luton, Sports Funding, teamBEDS&LUTON