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Another milestone - Marathon 450 is ticked off by Cotswold's Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards from Moreton-in-Marsh went all the way to Scotland to complete marathon number 450 in his bid for a world record of running 500 marathons by 2012 in an average time of under 3 hours 20 minutes. Only 50 more races to go! 

Marathon 449 comes and goes - Cotswold's Steve Edwards completes another race

Steve Edwards from Moreton-in-Marsh ran his 449 marathon last Sunday 9th March in a time of 3 hours 13 minutes and 26 seconds and that is another fine time and another race under his belt towards his world record challenge of running 500 marathons by 2012 in an average time of under 3 hours 20 minutes.

Sporting boost for young flood victims from Cotswold District Council

Young flood victims are to get a boost in the shape of £15,000 worth of free sports coaching, thanks to Cotswold District Council.

Youth Sport Development Officer Scott Burry made a successful application for half of the money to Gloucestershire County Council’s Flood Recovery Grant fund for children and young people. The remaining £7,500 was awarded from the District Council’s own pot of Government Flood Recovery Grant funding.

Chipping Campden men's keep fit club endorse beer findings

Chipping Campden men's keep fit club endorse international findings on the benefits of beer

Chipping Campden and district mens keep fit club have taken over the facilities at Chipping Campden School and more recently the sports centre every Monday evening for nearly thirty years. Some forty mature, fit local men push their bodies to the limit to achieve almost perfection in their quest to LOOK GOOD - FEEL GOOD.

Back to the business of fitness at Cotswold Leisure Centre

Cotswold Leisure Cirencester opened its doors over the weekend as people of all ages flooded back.

Closed since July last year after the floods, the centre opened with a fun filled weekend of activities that included go karts, bouncy castles, roller skating and multi-sports coaching for the children, to a rowing challenge in the gym, and several fitness classes - including a new Body Training System class - for the adults.

Changes to Gloucestershire day care services

People in Gloucestershire who use day care services will now be given more independence and control over how they spend their time.

This is in line with Gloucestershire County Council’s review of its day care services, with services now moving away from the traditional day centre setting and instead being provided within local communities. The aim is to give clients more control. To achieve this, the council is making more use of Direct Payments to allow people who currently use day care facilities to control their own money and spend it on the services they want.

Go the extra mile for charity at Bourton

Cotswold Leisure Bourton will do its bit for charity next month when it hosts the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile.

Manager Jo Whitfield is calling runners of all abilities to come along to centre, in Station Road, to take part in a sponsored one, three or six-mile charity run on Sunday March 16th.

Cotswold leisure centre to re-open with weekend of fun

Cotswold Leisure, Cirencester is ready to re-open its doors with an open weekend of fun activities for all the family on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March.

The Centre was forced to close when its plant room was extensively damaged by 70,000 gallons of flood water after the unprecedented rainfall which hit Gloucestershire in July last year.

Gloucestershire gets extra funding for children with emotional and mental health needs

Gloucestershire has been named as a Pathfinder authority by the Government for supporting children and young people at risk of or experiencing emotional or mental health needs.

That means that Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust (PCT) working together will get additional funding from the Government to support these vulnerable children through their schools.

Cotswold names day for leisure centre re-opening

Cirencester’s Cotswold Leisure Centre is due to re-open its doors to the public on March 1st following complex repairs to extensive flood damage, Cotswold District Council announced today.

The Centre’s plant room was damaged by 70,000 gallons of flood water after the unprecedented rainfall which hit Gloucestershire on July 20th.

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