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Think Fit ladies Race For Life

Posted on 16 July 2012  - 07:36

The Race for Life at Finsbury Park represented another success story to emerge from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Think Fit project.

Think Fit ladies Race For Life

26 participants from the women’s fitness scheme, plus Spurs Ladies manager Karen Hills and Foundation staff, took part in the event, raising over £300 for Cancer Research UK.

It was the first time many of the participants had ever taken part in a physical challenge of this kind having had their lives transformed by Think Fit.

The project provides free or affordable fitness sessions just for women in some of North London’s most disadvantaged communities.

It gives women of all ages, backgrounds and cultures the chance to come together in search of a healthier lifestyle, directly addressing the fact that only 16.4% of women in North London participate in regular sport activities each week.

One of the participants, Silma Cobham, is a double survivor of breast cancer who has used Think Fit’s jogging sessions to train for Race for Life, and successfully completed 5k.

She joined 21 fellow Think Fit participants in completing this distance, while the remaining four completed 10k.

Think Fit project manager, Lucy Peirce, said: “We used the event not only to give the ladies a challenge to work towards, increase their participation levels and give them a sense of achievement, but to raise money for a very worthwhile cause. They all did amazingly well and should be very proud of themselves. It was a great day."

Over 700 women, ranging from ages 16-81, have participated in Think Fit sessions between September 2011 and April 2012.

This success has helped Think Fit reach the semi-finals of this year’s National Lottery Awards in the Best Sports Project category.

Your vote can help Think Fit reach the live Final on BBC One and gain national recognition and, if ultimately successful, £2,000 to continue its great work.

So CLICK HERE and vote for Think Fit today or call 0844 836 9728.