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Team Personal Best in Full Swing Ahead of the Summer of World Athletics

Team Personal Best in Full Swing Ahead of the Summer of World Athletics

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With one month to go to the start of the Summer of World Athletics, inspirational programme Team Personal Best is in full swing, with more than 100 events already signed up. The programme encourages any athletics or running-themed activity to get involved between now and the end of September.

The World Para Athletics Championships (14-23 July) and IAAF World Championships London 2017 (4-13 August) will be the biggest sporting events in the world in the 2017.  It is the first time ever that both Championships are being held in the same city in the same summer. That's why Team Personal Best has been created to inspire anyone and everyone to get involved in grassroots athletics.

What's happened so far!

Events that have taken place already include disability festivals at the Copper Box at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, to taster sessions at clubs around the country. Fitness group GoodGym have signed up all their sessions to Team Personal Best from now until September.

Ivo Gormley, founder of GoodGym said, “We are a community of runners that combine getting fit with doing good, so athletics is at the core of what we do. We use our sport to help our communities, which is what Team Personal Best is all about. As long as you are up for getting sweaty, everyone is welcome at our sessions. Even if you’re not into running, our group runs are a great way to get some exercise and make a difference to a local community project.”

All listed events can be found on the Team Personal Best website.

Do something special and get involved this summer, Team Personal Best is open to anyone and everyone!

Submit your athletics or running-themed activity at between now and Friday 30 June, to be in with a chance of winning a special visit from IAAF World Championship bronze medallist Jenny Meadows.

Jenny Meadows said, “Athletics has been a part of my life for over two decades and this summer is the chance to celebrate everything great about the sport. The Summer of World Athletics is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, not just for elite athletes but for everyone else. Whether you are a novice or an expert, Team Personal Best is a fantastic programme encouraging people from all walks of life to play a part no matter how big or small. I look forward to heading along to an event this summer.” 

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