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The London 10K Run
One runner taking part in the London 10k run for Sports Leaders UK is Del Hall, Head of Physical Education & Sport at St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College. Del kindly gave Sports Leaders UK insight into why he has chosen to run for Sports Leaders UK.
"I have been involved in sports participation since the age of 6; I have enjoyed participating and would like to continue to push for increased participation amongst youngsters in particular and a firm re-introduction to sports participation amongst adults.
I have been a PE teacher for some 17 years now and have taught the sports leaders and community sports leaders awards. In a nutshell….”I want to finish the race and spread the word”!
I have no specific charity goals. As I am involved in the educational part of sport as a college we fundraise throughout the year, but my own completion would send a message to those who I teach and network with about the importance of participation, the work that is done behind the scenes in creating a sporting ethos and the benefits of supporting those who have a passion for sport, some of whom may not know what they could potentially do with their sporting enthusiasm.
I have no specific number in mind when it comes to a fundraising target, but obviously the more the merrier. I intend to raise as much as I can and judging by the response I have already received this should far exceed my expectations.
Why did you want to run the London 10K
I have seen my own decline in participation because of my “playing days” being over, or so I thought. I want everyone to know that if “Del” can do it than they can.
I was a sprinter in my younger days and a footballer. I stopped playing sport some five years ago now and have struggled to find the motivation to continue to participate. I have tried a number of sporting activities, none of which replaced the adrenaline and buzz I got as a player…no challenge at all.
That was until I friend of mine suggested the London 10k. Oh boy, to say that the sweaty palms and butterflies have returned is an under-statement."