Lytham Sportfest 2017

by - 13:34:00

Hello!

It's Sportfest month!

If you're a regular reader, you may remember that last year I got involved Lytham Sportfest. I became a volunteer and photographed the event. It was the last event of my gap year and what a way to remember Lytham by, as my hometown! I met so many amazing people who have continued to help me out throughout the year with my fundraising! So this year I was very happy to get involved once again in any way that I could, especially considering I wouldn't be in the country for the actual event. I've always loved taking part in sports and fitness and seeing an event like this one in my home town was a great way to see what I can get involved in. Not only that, meeting people in a similar mind set makes me feel better if I were to go and join a club. My main problem was that I then went to university so couldn't join any clubs. Either way, it was still great to get involved and open up a few doors so much so that I am now a member of the Sportfest team and we're aiming to make Sportfest bigger and better, second time round!


After the successes of last year it was inevitable that it would return and boy has it returned with a vengeance. Not only are most of the activities returning from last year, but there are so many more aimed at all ages and abilities! There is everything from BMXing, basketball, and archery, to endless fitness classes, cycling timed trials, and orienteering! Pretty much everything you can think of is on the list, and if it's not there yet then there are probably talks going on about getting it involved. There has been a huge interest in participants and sporting volunteers within the community and it's so great to see everyone so enthusiastic about such an event. So far, everything is going very well.


Last year saw sporting heroes Kirsty Mackay and Max Eaves taking part in a number of the activities, mostly held at Park View 4U, as part of the nations campaign #IAmTeamGB in running with the Rio Olympics. This year however, all activities are going to be across Park View 4U and the Queen Elizabeth II playing fields keeping everything in one area all linking with Team Personal Best who are aiming to include this summer into a record breaking year of athletics nationwide. The Lytham Sportfest page is already set up encouraging everyone to come along!


So what activities are going to be there?

Paid for activities:


All the paid for activities are £3 per ticket. However when you book online you can get massive discounts when booking more than one activity. The money goes toward the expense of putting the event on then any profits made go straight back into the local clubs involved as a way of helping improve our local sporting community!

Free Activities:


Currently it doesn't look like there are quite as many free activities as there are paid activities but I personally know that it will completely change over the next week or so! More activities are constantly being added on to the list as the days go by so what you see now is almost guaranteed to not be the final timetable! Plus there will be a bunch of stalls promoting local sporting shops, clubs and therapists! Basically, lots to see and lots to do, and something for everyone to try out!

Head over and follow the Lytham Sportfest Twitter and like their Facebook page to get all the latest news and updates about the event!

Fancy getting involved with an event like this? If you're local then head over to the Lytham Sportfest website to book your place now!

I wish I could see you there but I will be climbing back down Kilimanjaro! Even so, I am running the social media accounts for the website so feel free to head over and have a chat!

Hopefully the rest of the Lytham Sportfest crew will see you there!

- KC xx

Is there an event like this near you? What events would you want to get involved in?

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22 comments

  1. This sounds like a fantastic event to get involved in, so much going on too. I love that you can meet some of the athletes in person as well! Good luck with your Kilimanjaro climb, that sounds incredible! :)

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  2. What an amazing sounding event to go to, it sounds like they have so much going on and check out all those free events.

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  3. What an impressive event, I like that the activities include Yoga and other lovely activities that everyone can take part in which is amazing.

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  4. What a brilliant event! I love the sound of the kid's yoga!

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  5. What an amazing event to be involved in! Kids yoga especially sounds like a fabulous way to get the little ones involved!

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  6. Wow - this looks like a really good event. I had never though that sports and fitness could actually be an festival but it really is quite a good idea x

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  7. Wow this event is amazing, I would love to try the battlefield archery and cycling time trials looks like fun.

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  8. It looks like they've done a really great job with the activities, I can spot so many one or both of my kids would enjoy!

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  9. Sounds like a great community event to be a part of! Great that some members of TeamGB support it as well. Good going!

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  10. Sounds like a fab event! Great to see so many free activities!

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  11. Ohh! I love the sound of this event - what a great way to inspire people to be more active! Such a wide range of activities happening too! <3

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  12. Oooh, sounds like a great event and the kids yoga sounds right up my street!

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  13. What a wonderful sounding event, I love how many different activities there are, such a mix.

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  14. Sounds like a great event, I had no idea all this was happening so close to my hometown. Totally unrelated but I'm actually originally from Poulton, small world! I never find bloggers from our area!

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  15. What a jam packed event! It looks like so much fun and fab to be supporting the local community :)

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  16. oh wow this sounds amazing I wish they did something like that here as would be great to get involved

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  17. What a fabulous event! I love the sound of so many of the events and I think it is great that you get discounts for booking more! Perfect for all the family x

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  18. Sounds like and looks like a great event to get involved with! Looks so fun :)

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  19. This is awesome! kid yoga sounds so good for children and their mindfulness!

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  20. This sounds like a great event and I'm so impressed with the range of different activities on offer. There really is something for everyone!

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  21. What a fantastic event! I wish there was something like this near us! GOOD LUCK MOUNTAIN CLIMBING!! xxx

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  22. This event looks like a lot of fun! Shame you can't make it but so cool that you'll be climbing Mt Kilimanjaro!!

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