The 4th Annual 'Mini Mini' Fun Run
Mayo Sports Partnership along with Davitt College Transition Year Students & Castlebar Sports Forum are pleased to announce the 4th Annual ‘Mayo Sports Partnership Mini Mini’ Fun Run for Primary School Children in conjunction with Mayo Day.
Suitable for boys and girls of all ability ‘Kids run for fun’ is the theme. The ‘Mini Mini’ will take place at 12.05 pm directly after the start of the Women’s Mini Marathon.
“This is Mayo Sports Partnerships 4th Annual Mini Mini Fun Run focusing on encouraging children throughout the county to become more physically active. Last year over 500 children participated in the Mini Mini which brought great excitement, colour and magic to the county town adding greatly to our flagship event the ‘Western People West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon’. Once again we are delighted to work in partnership with the Transition Years from Davitt College on this project.
This year we have set down a challenge to children to complete 1798 Meters in distance. The 2017 Mini Mini is indeed shaping up to be a very exciting and fun event.” Anne Ronayne, Mayo Sports Partnership. “
“Davitt College Transition Year students are delighted to be heading up this primary school fun sports event. It is important for our students to send a clear message to other younger people of the benefits to their health and of exercise in their lives and what better way than to encourage them to take part in this fun ‘Mini Mini’ run. We look forward to working with Mayo Sports Partnership and the Western People and hope the partnership will be the start of something new and exciting for further TY students.” Tracy Briton TY coordinator Davitt College
Cora Staunton representing Castlebar Sports Forum said that “I am once again delighted be part of the organising committee of the mini mini fun run. The forum works together throughout the year to develop programmes to create a more physically active population in Castlebar and the Mini Mini is a perfect way for children to get fitter in a fun way and is an ideal event to have with the bigger event which is the West of Ireland Women’s Mini Marathon!’
We would be delighted if you would bring the event to the attention of schoolchildren, parents and other teachers.
The Mini Mini Fun Run is absolutely free of charge and open to children of all abilities. There is a finisher’s medal for everyone and a special Mayo Day t-shirt for the first 500 entrants.
To enter the ‘Mini Mini’ parents/guardians MUST fill out the entry form find it at the top of the page & email to email@example.com or post to ‘Mini Mini Entry’,
Mayo Sports Partnership, Community and Integrated Development, Cedar House, Moneen, Castlebar. Contact Mayo Sports Partnership on 0949047025
The Daily Mile
Mayo Sports Partnership, HSE West and the Mayo Education Centre would like to invite your school to take part in a free and simple initiative to improve the physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of the children in your school.
The Daily Mile is an initiative which was started by Elaine Wyllie, Headteacher of a Large Scottish Primary School in 2012. Elaine started this initiative when she noticed that many children in her class room were very unfit. She started by asking the children to run around the school pitch. By halfway most were exhausted however once they did it daily the children’s fitness levels improved and they increased it to the daily mile. Since then it has been introduced into over 1000 schools in the UK.
It is very simple to start in a school. Without wasting time to change into kit, every child in a school goes out each day in the fresh air to run, jog or walk for 15 minutes. It is not competitive and most children average a mile, with some doing more and some doing less. It is not PE, sport or cross-country but a physical activity which is aimed at improving the children's physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing. It can help children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and raise their attainment.
If you are interested in starting the daily mile in your school or one of the classes in your school initially please fill in your contact details and send to “the Daily Mile”, Mayo Sports Partnership, Moneen, Castlebar, Co Mayo or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details. Please respond by Friday 23rd September 2016. We would hope that participating schools would commence their programmes the 1st week in October.
For further details on the daily mile please visit the website www.thedailymile.co.uk or contact any of us at the below contact details.