Tesco Great School Fun RunI was going through Sportcity I heard lots of noise, it was the Tesco Great School Fun Run. I managed to take a few Photos, the weather was typically wet, the fun run had already started and I missed most of it but I managed to catch some late comers at the start line.

The children aged between 5 - 11 have been preparing for weeks leading up to the 2km fun run, as well as heathly eating it was also about promoting a positive attitude to physical fitness. Basically what this means is running is fun providing you follow a few simple rules, educating the children about how to look after the body in a fun way, judging by the noise as you entered Sportcity the children had been well prepared and could not wait to get running.

The theme for this campaign was:

READY - the theme is motivation: how to get children enthused and kept on track
STEADY - the theme is nutrition: eating for energy and well-being
GO - the theme is active leisure: activity for health and fitness

 

The race at Sportcity was attended by Nell McAndrew and Colin Jackson, I did briefly see Nell but I did not see Colin so I can't confirm he was there.

 

Tesco Great School Fun Run at Sportcity 2011

Children from the Tesco Great Scool fun Run in the Manchester Regional Arena at Sportcity 2011

 

 

Tesco Great School Fun Run at Sportcity 2011

Children from the Tesco Great Scool fun Run in the Manchester Regional Arena at Sportcity 2011

 

 

School Steel Band at Tesco Great School Fun Run at Sportcity 2011

School Steel Band at Tesco Great School Fun Run at Sportcity 2011

 

 

Start Line of the Tesco Great School Fun Run at Sportcity 2011

Start Line of the Tesco Great School Fun Run at Sportcity 2011

 

 

visit the Great School Run website here for more information and lots of photos from around the country.