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Posted: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:00 by Miss Michelle Morris

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

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

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 to expect...hills, 2 laps and the pain that overcomes you at approximately mile 17 knowing there...

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

Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:00 by Miss Michelle Morris

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

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

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 local charity called 'Encourage.' When I told my work colleagues and friends the good news they were...

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

Posted: Thu, 02 Feb 2017 11:49 by Abi Bond

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

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

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 to help you develop and run a sustainable club.

Who is Club Matters for?

Club Matters resources are...

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

Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:43 by Abi Bond

How we are tackling Inactivity and Poor Health in Bedfordshire Workplaces

How we are tackling Inactivity and Poor Health in Bedfordshire Workplaces


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 day to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Run by teamBeds&Luton in the county, the Active Lunch...

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

Posted: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:42 by Abi Bond

Our Key Achievements for Sporting Community of Bedfordshire in 2016

Our Key Achievements for Sporting Community of Bedfordshire  in 2016

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 of travel. We helped people to burn off their extra mince pies with a big Workplace Challenge...

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

Posted: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:16 by Abi Bond

Coaching Plan for England Launched by Sport England

Coaching Plan for England Launched by Sport England

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 one of the important first steps. Good coaches inspire people to get active and stay active –...

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

Posted: Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:22 by Miss Michelle Morris

Meet the Amazing Female Run Leaders from Dunstable Road Runners

Meet the Amazing Female Run Leaders from Dunstable Road Runners

As part of the Women and Coaching Project; Reach into teamBEDS&LUTON the County Sport Partnership awarded Dunstable Road Runners (DRR) a bursary to help support 2 of their female runners become run leaders. The running club implemented a beginners running programme; couch to 5k over a 10 week period to encourage more runners to join the running club and get involved. The impact was overwhelming...

Tags: Bedford Sports Courses, Coaching, Coaching Courses , Coaching Funding For Women Luton, Luton Sports Funding, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Sport Leader Courses, Sports Coaching For Women In Luton, Sports Funding, This Girl Can, Women Only Fitness, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:06 by Mr Tom Harwood

Sustainable Clubs: Children & Young People Workshop

Sustainable Clubs: Children & Young People Workshop

Thank you to those who attended the workshop last night (15th Nov). We really hope you came away with some useful tips and an insight into the young people of today. It was great to have such a range of clubs and organisations in the room, sharing experiences and learning from each other.

Please see the attachment to this article for the presentation slides (bottom of page).

The key messages we tried...

Tags: Club Development, Coaching, Insight, Sport Bedfordshire, Sport England, Workshop, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Tue, 08 Nov 2016 07:58 by Abi Bond

£10m inactivity fund launching in December by Sport England - Active Nation Strategy!

£10m inactivity fund launching in December by Sport England - Active Nation Strategy!

Sport England have launched a new strategy, Towards an Active Nation, which puts tackling inactivity at the heart of what we do, and they are going to triple the amount invested in helping people to become active. As a first step, they will be investing up to £10 million into projects to help older people get active. We can work with you to improve your facilities and get some funding for your...

Tags: Community Funding, Luton Sports Funding, Sport England, bedfordshire county sports, funding for sports clubs, inactivity fund sport england, tackling inactivity, teamBEDS&LUTON

Posted: Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:09 by Abi Bond

Top Hints & Tips for Your Sport Grant/Funding Application!

Top Hints & Tips for Your Sport Grant/Funding Application!

We have recently launched an exciting new agreement with Funding 4 Sport to help fund sport and physical activity in our local Luton and Bedford community. Funding4Sport write funding bids for organisations on a 'no win, no fee' basis and have an 85% success rate! They write funding bids for community groups, schools and sports clubs for both capital and revenue based projects.

We have complied some...

Tags: Community Funding, Funding4Sport, Luton Sports Funding, Sport Bedfordshire, funding application help, hints and tips on funding, teamBEDS&LUTON

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