Swimming, spinning and sprinting for charity

Swimmers, spinners and sprinters at two County Durham leisure centres have raised £700 for Sports Relief.

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 5:00 am
Swimmers who took part in the hour-long aquathon for Sport Relief.

Riverside Leisure Complex in Chester-le-Street and Freeman’s Quay Leisure Centre in Durham hosted three events for Sports Relief 2016 that attracted people of all ages and abilities to run, swim and spin to raise money for charity.

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Two hundred children from Red Rose Primary School and St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School completed a mile on the outdoor running track at the Riverside Leisure Complex.

Fifty-one swimmers took part in an hour-long aquathon and 228 people joined a 24-hour spinathon, including students from Durham Sixth Form.

The spinners cycled for a total of 168 hours, covering approximately 2,520 miles – more than the distance from Durham City to Athens, Greece!