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St. Pol Striders: The story behind the women

Thursday 17th March 2022

By Jilly Walstow

My name is Jilly aka Mamma Strider. I set up a women’s running group in Hebden Bridge just over 4 years ago, I had a year where every ultra marathon I entered resulted in a 'Did Not Finish' (DNF) and I was left feeling despondent. I needed to do something - what if I couldn’t run anymore? Maybe encouraging others would be enough…

Tagged:
  1. When we move, we’re stronger
  2. Creating active community assets
  3. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision

My Cycling Dream Becomes A Reality

Friday 26th November 2021

by Ifeoma Isife

I have a son, now 7 years old. I am the main carer and I take him out to ride his bike alongside other activities. I always walk behind while he is on his bike and most times, he would say ‘C’mon mummy walk fast’ or ‘you can’t catch me’ sort of phrase to make me close the gap between us or walk faster. Cycling with my son is the main motivation, his current phrase now is ‘I’m faster than you’ whenever he cycles past me.

Tagged:
  1. When we move, we’re stronger
  2. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision
  3. Creating active community assets

Walking Football in Ryburn with Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees

Monday 5th July 2021

In June, we visited Ryburn United FC, where Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees have set up their very first walking football session for the people they support, and the general public too.

We paid them a visit to ask them why the session was important to them, and to see the impact it was having on residents.

Tagged:
  1. When we move, we’re stronger
  2. Upper valley
  3. Creating active community assets
  4. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision

The Mixy Marchers Story

Tuesday 25th May 2021

The 'Mixy Marchers' are a ladies walking group, formed in Mixenden, North Halifax. What started out as one woman's desire to manage her mental health, has become a popular walking group for ladies and children in the area. Bringing all of the physical and mental health benefits of exercise to the group, and bringing them together as a community too.

Tagged:
  1. When we move, we’re stronger
  2. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision
  3. Creating active community assets

January 2020 Update

Wednesday 12th February 2020

After an eventful end of the year, with visits from Sport England and a funding submission, it was back to business as usual for Active Calderdale in January. Here are the highlights from January 2020:

Tagged:
  1. Communication
  2. Creating active community assets
  3. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision

October Update

Thursday 7th November 2019

In October we submitted our pathfinder application to Sport England. As one of the 12 Sport England local delivery pilots across the Country, we are seeking to address physical inactivity levels through a focus on engaging the whole system and changing how it operates so physical activity is embedded within the day to day workings of a wide range of partners. The application has been in development for over a year; developing opportunities through a collaborative approach with partners from health and social care, community and voluntary sector and transport and planning.

Tagged:
  1. Creating active community assets
  2. Creating accessible, inclusive sport, pa and leisure provision
  3. Creating active health & social care