The County-wide sports awards is a resounding success as Get Berkshire Active honour the county’s sporting heroes
Inspiration & Participation Awards honour Berkshire Sporting heroes
Berkshire’s sporting heroes were honoured at Get Berkshire Active’s annual Inspiration & Participation Awards ceremony held on Friday 6th February at the Blue Mountain Golf & Conference Centre, Binfield. The awards ceremony, which was hosted by BBC Radio Berkshire’s Tim Dellor, recognised the contribution local people have made to inspiring others to take up physical activity, as well as individual and team excellence in sport.
Over 250 people including 30 nominees and winners were joined by a host of Special Guests, including Katherine Copeland GB Olympic Gold Medallist (rowing), Sophie Christiansen GB Paralympic Gold Medallist (equestrian), Jack Rutter Captain of England’s Cerebral Palsy Football Team and Lesley Owusu former GB 200m/400m runner. The Mayors of Bracknell Forest, RBWM, Slough and Wokingham were also on hand to present the awards to the winners.
Speaking at the awards, Olympic Gold medallist Katherine Copeland said:
“I am honoured to be at the Berkshire Inspiration & Participation Awards. It’s a real privilege to be part of something that rewards those who dedicate their time to getting others active. It was also a pleasure sharing my own sporting story with all the guests and nominees.”
We would like to congratulate Sandhurst Health Walks whos aim to help people improve their fitness has won them the health project of the year category at the Get Berkshire Active Awards. They have only been going for a year, but now have more than 100 registered walkers, with a core of around 40 striding out every week. The walks are led and organised by a group of dedicated volunteers.
The morning weekday walks, ‘Take it to the Bridge’, start at 09:30 at Sandhurst Community Centre and a shorter walk called ‘Steps to Fitness’ is suitable for those who haven’t partaken in exercise for a long while, have a long-standing health condition, or recovering from treatment. After the walk the group head to Pistachios in the Park for a coffee/tea and a chat.
Co-ordinator Kat Bradshaw says the benefits are enormous with walkers noticing that they feel better; less depressed and have lost weight, while it is also a great way to make new friends.
For further info on the walks please click on the following link http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/south-east/sandhurst-health-walks