Paula Radcliffe with family and visitors at Moors Valley Country Park.

Paula Radcliffe with family and visitors at Moors Valley Country Park.

World record holder and three times London Marathon winner, Paula Radcliffe recently found out about the Christchurch & East Dorset Partnership’s Activate Coast & Countryside project  whilst enjoying some time out with family and friends at Moors Valley Country Park.

The Activate Coast & Countryside project  is helping everyone get fit and you don’t have to be a world class athlete to benefit. This year over 1000 local people are expected to take part in activities as varied as running, golf, canoeing, cycling, fishing and Nordic walking.

“It was wonderful to welcome Paula Radcliffe to Moors Valley,” said Health and Activities Officer, Jackie O’Connor. “Whilst we are not offering marathon running as part of the Activate programme there are many other ways we can help people improve their fitness, both at the park and across a range of locations in East Dorset and Christchurch. It’s a great opportunity to try out new activities or pick up the basics of a sport and, as well as individuals, we can also help families enjoy exercising together and support those returning to exercise after injury, illness or general inactivity.”

All the courses and activities on offer can be found on the Moors Valley website with a new free guide available before Easter.

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