Seven Kings pupils get running with Rio Olympians
PUBLISHED: 17:55 03 October 2016 | UPDATED: 17:55 03 October 2016
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Pupils at a primary school in Seven Kings ran with Rio Olympians last week at an event encouraging to get more children running.
The Farnham Green Primary school pupils were joined by track and field athlete Emily Diamond and sprint champion James Dasaolu, at the running track in Newham Leisure Centre, in Prince Regent Lane,
James said the event was very inspiring.
He said: “‘My teachers always motivated me and helped me to find the right running club, but it wasn’t until London won the 2012 Olympic bid that I really got serious about it.
“The idea of potentially being able to run at the Olympics in my home town was what got me motivated.
“But you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to experience the benefits of running.
“Running is uniquely accessible – all you need is a pair of trainers to get started and it doesn’t have to be on an athletics track; it can be at your local park or around your local area.”
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