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BBC 5 Live presenter Rachel Burden sets a new record for welly-throwing
12:20pm Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
ATHLETES of all ages took part in Chelford’s first ‘Sports for All’ event on Sunday.
The event, which was opened by Cheshire East Mayor, Clr George Walton, was held after the village was inspired by the 2012 Olympics with the aim to reclaim the parish field as a sports area for the village and local residents.
Eager competitors took part in football, tennis, basketball, BMX, tables tennis, cricket, races and Boccia, wanting to demonstrate their athletic ability and improve on their personal best.
Medals were presented by BBC Radio 5 Live’s breakfast co-host Rachel Burden, who set the ladies’ record for welly-throwing.
Rachel talked about the Olympic legacy being dependent on local people giving their time to promote sport in their communities.
Chelford’s aim to build a multi-use games area to provide sporting opportunities for all ages and abilities is one example of that legacy.
The event also saw the opening of a pathway with kind permission of the landowner, Will Curtis.
The path across fields connects the sports field and village hall with the main residential area, and will enable everyone to walk or cycle in a pleasant, safe and traffic- free environment.