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The Rotary Club of Lymm 2012 Swimathon

Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 at 23:04:00

Filed under: Events, Sports, Competitions, Charity, Fundraising, School

The Rotary Club Swimathon takes place on Sunday 22nd April at Lymm High School Leisure Centre

The Swimathon is a fun event organised by the Rotary Club of Lymm, which will raise money for local charities and groups for children and young people. There is also the opportunity to donate up to 50% of the money raised by the team taking part to a charity or group of their choice.

Lymm swimmer

So how does it work? The Rotary Club is looking for teams of up to 6 swimmers. Each team is given a lane of the pool and will swim for 55 minutes. BUT ONLY ONE TEAM MEMBER SWIMS AT A TIME. On average this means that each swimmer does about 10-20 lengths during the 55 minutes, but there is no need for each team member to swim the same number of lengths. Every team member gets sponsorship for the whole team.

Who benefits? Local charities get money to help with their important work and the swimmers have lots of fun trying to swim as many lengths and raise as much sponsorship as they can.

How do you take part? Firstly, get together with up to 5 friends and form a team. Complete the application form and then send it to Martin Dunkley at  9 Rushes Meadow, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 9RJ. If you want to swim at a particular time, please indicate this on the entry form. Then make sure that all your friends, family and colleagues sponsor you using the sponsorship form. They can sponsor you per length completed by the team or simply specify a fixed donation.

Who takes part? Everyone - if you can swim well enough to be safe in a deep 25 meter pool, and you are at least 8 years of age, you can take part, PROVIDED THAT YOU ARE HEALTHY AND FIT TO SWIM. Don’t forget, it’s the TEAM that is sponsored not the individual so have fun and raise money for charity.

Charities- the Rotary Club intend that all the money raised by team sponsorship will go to local charities and to meet other local charitable needs, plus of course your nominations.

Remember that parent or guardian’s consent must be given for all entrants under 16 years of age.

Would you like to make a Donation? If you are unable to join in the event, but would like to make a donation, please make cheques payable to “The Rotary Club of Lymm Charity Account” and send to: Rotarian Martin Dunkley, address as above. We will ask you separately whether you are prepared to sign a Gift Aid declaration.

Gift Aid It ! As a registered Charity, the Rotary Club of Lymm can reclaim income or capital gains tax (including a top-up) already paid, which is worth 30% on an individual's donations or sponsorship money. If the sponsor is a UK taxpayer, all they have to do is ensure that they complete the sponsorship form, giving their full name (family name and at least their first initial), home house number (or name) and post code (not business address), and tick the column headed “Gift Aid?” and the Rotary Club will do the rest.

For any further information you need please call: Martin Dunkley on 07966466175

Tags: swimathon, Rotary Club

Sponsored Walk

Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 28 February 2012 at 07:56:00

Filed under: Events, Fundraising, Surrounding areas

South Warrington Oxfam Group

11th March 2012, 11am, from Thelwall Royal British Legion

Oxfam logo

South Warrington Oxfam Group (SWOG) is a small group of local volunteers who organise fundraising events to raise money for Oxfam.

SWOG is holding a sponsored walk on 11th March 2012, starting from the Thelwall Royal British Legion at 11am. The walk is around 5 miles in length and follows the Trans-Pennine Trail and the towpath of the Bridgewater Canal, between Thelwall and Lymm.

The walk ends with tea and cakes in the Legion.

If you would like to join us on the sponsored walk or make a donation to Oxfam please contact us, we'd be glad to hear from you!

Information kindly provided by Catherine Helm.

Tags: South Warrington, Oxfam, volunteers, fundraising

How to Train for a 10K Race in Just Seven Weeks

Posted by Sarah on Saturday, 25 February 2012 at 19:55:00

Filed under: Sports, Lymm, Competitions

It’s just seven weeks until the very first LymmVillage.co.uk 10K Race – Here are some training tips to get you running it!

(P.S don't forget the fun run!)

10K runners for LymmVillage.co.uk 10KSeven weeks may not seem long to train for a 10K race, but assuming that you are already going out for a couple of steady 20 minute jogs each week, you have plenty of time to build up your running fitness to take part in the LymmVillage.co.uk 10K and, most importantly, if you follow the training plan below when it comes to race day you will have a great time and enjoy taking part – you could even be up for winning a prize!

Entries are coming in thick and fast, so why not enter now using the buttons below.

The training plan is easy to follow and takes up relatively little time, so you can fit it in around other commitments like work, picking up the kids etc. The only thing we would stress before starting your training is that you have a good pair of running shoes, they don’t need to be brand new or expensive, but definitely a pair with life in them that will offer you the right support and help you avoid any injury.

Week

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

1

Run 25 minutes

Run 2 miles

Rest

Run 30 minutes

Rest

Run 3 miles

Rest

2

Run 30 minutes

Run 2 miles

Rest

Run 35 minutes

Rest

Run 45 minutes

Rest

3

Run 40 minutes

Run 3 miles

Rest

Run 40 minutes

Rest

Run 4 miles

Rest

4

Run 30 minutes

Run 2 miles

Rest

Run 35 minutes

Rest

Run 60 minutes

Rest

5

Run 3 miles

Run 50 minutes

Rest

Run 35 minutes

Rest

Run 70 minutes

Rest

6

Run 20 minutes

Run 3 miles

Rest

Run 25 minutes

Rest

Run 75 minutes

Rest

7

Run 20 minutes

Run 2 miles

Rest

Rest

Light 20 minute jog

Rest

LymmVillage.co.uk 10K Race Day

The training plan above is the ideal way to train for the race, but don’t worry too much if you have to change around some of the running days because of other commitments, or you want to do your long run on a Sunday. If you do your long run on a Sunday, simply move the other runs on one day, i.e. in Week 2 after running on Sunday, rest on Monday, run 30 minutes on Tuesday, 2 miles on Wednesday, rest on Thursday and run 35 minutes on Friday.

Find yourself a friend to train with if you can. This helps with motivation if you are finding it hard to get out, as you won’t want to let your training partner down and you can also be there for each other to give encouragement when needed. 

Remember too, there is no age limit to running, some of the fittest long distance amateur runners are in their 60s and 70s. A few words of wisdom though, if you are taking medication or have any medical concerns, do speak to your doctor before commencing any exercise program.

We hope the above is useful to anyone who wants to start taking their running more seriously, because it’s great for your health, it reduces stress, strengthens your heart and releases endorphins that can make you feel fantastic – how can you say no to that?

Why not get started by entering the LymmVillage.co.uk 10K race right now, and then get out there for your first 25 minute run of Week 1.

Good luck all, let’s get Lymm Village running together!

Tags: 10K

Lymm Photographic Society Community Event

Posted by Neil on Sunday, 05 February 2012 at 15:13:00

Filed under: Announcements

Wednesday 8th Feb 7.30pm

Lymm's very own community photographic society is running an event this Wednesday which is free* for all.

Lymm Photograher

Have you ever wanted to take better photos of your family and friends when they are performing? Perhaps your photos of the school nativity play could have been better? Maybe you want to improve the photos you take of Lymm Festival performances? Then why not come along as get some tips from the experts!

Amanda Window & Jill Coleman will be taking us through some of their Glamorous Indie and Rock and Rock stage photographs, sharing a few trade secrets and providing tips on how to take better stage and concert photographs.

They'll be speaking at the Lymm Photographic Society this Wednesday (8th February), 7.30pm in the function room upstairs at the Spread Eagle.

*The event is open for anyone to attend and if this will be your first or second visit to the club there will be no charge, otherwise we will ask for a £2 contribution to club funds. Alternately, you may decide to join the Society to be able to come along to more events like this, in which case you would be more than welcome.

For more information see http://www.lymmphotosoc.org.uk

Tags: photography, photographic society

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