British Olympic Athlete joins ‘The School Run’ this Summer

By Genna Pugh - 2 July 2019

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  • Emily Diamond at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Via Twitter

    Emily Diamond at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Via Twitter

Olympic track athlete Emily Diamond will lead family fitness initiative ‘The School Run’,this Summer to encourage parents and children in Swindon to become more active together.

The School Run, launched by gym operator and sports retailer DW Fitness First, encourages parents to get active with their children and run their route to school. The initiative was launched in 2018 after research revealed that more than nine out of ten parents in Swindon lose up to five hours of exercise a week after having children and gain an average of 1.5 stone.

The event is part of a long-standing partnership with the UK’s 4 National Governing Bodies of athletics and running aimed at raising awareness of the importance of families keeping fit together. 

Last year 34 schools took part in ‘The School Run’ events nationwide, with over 2,700 participants running their route to school. DW Fitness First are delighted to bring The School Run to Swindon’s St Francis C of E Primary School this year to support the fitness journeys of both parents and children.

Families in Swindon have said that by exercising together as a family, it has led to their children behaving better and their children having a better night’s sleep, meaning they were ready and refreshed for school the next day.

British Olympic bronze medallist, athlete Emily Diamond, will join the run in Swindon and encourage children and parents alike to keep fit together.

The School Run event will be hosted at Swindon’s St Francis C of E Primary School on 15th July at 9.30am.

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