Monthly Archives: March 2017

Run to Do Good 2017 – 2 June with Team London!

Run to Do Good 2017 with Team London Mayor of London

‘Run to Do Good 2017’ which will take place on Friday 2 June. We will be recruiting over 150 corporate volunteers to run to speed volunteering opportunities across London. Register your team’s interest now.

Last year, over 135 runners took part in Team London and GoodGym’s biggest ever ‘Run to do Good’ in celebration of Volunteers’ Week 2016.

Team London – Find volunteering opportunities and do great things for your city!

Link here:

About Team London

Team London is Mayor Sadiq Khan’s volunteering programme for London. Volunteering is a great way to build stronger links between communities as it brings people of different ages and backgrounds together. It can also help increase social mobility and ensures that London’s opportunities are open to all.

Since Team London launched in 2012, over 150,000 adults and 100,000 young Londoners have joined the programme. Together, they’re helping to make our city even better.

Londoners lead busy lives, so Team London gives people the chance to volunteer in a way that suits them. There are thousands of opportunities to volunteer in London – from one-off ‘speed volunteering’ events to longer-term commitments. From joining in a local clean-up to helping kids learn to read, there really is something for everyone.



White Water Rafting and More! – Lee Valley – 25 May

White Water Rafting Lee Valley
Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB
Events Start 9.30am - Events End 5.00pm
01992 709872
25th May 2017

Lee Valley White Water Centre is delighted to invite you and your members/group to attend our second annual disability event.

Taking place on Thursday 25th May, the day will provide an opportunity for people with a wide range of disabilities to get out on the water with the support of our fully qualified and experienced instructors.

Venue: Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB

All activities will be free of charge and bookable in advance. Further details of what is on offer can be seen below;

09:30am – 12:00pm, Olympic white water rafting:

Tackle the Olympic Course in a seven person raft. Guided by two centre instructors you will ride the rapids of the exciting 300m Olympic Course. Participants will have to pass our activity assessment (more information can be found on the attached information sheet). Minimum age 14, two rafts available to book. 

10:00am – 12:00pm, Flat water stand up paddle boarding:

These fun and informal sessions are a great way to paddle with friends on the lake. No experience is necessary and you can improve your skills as you go. During the session you will have the opportunity to use our stand up paddle boards and/or open canoes (inflatable two man kayaks). Minimum age 8 / maximum 20 spaces available. 

12:30pm – 14:30pm, Flat water kayaking:

These fun and informal sessions are a great way to paddle with friends on the lake. No experience is necessary and you can improve your skills as you go. A range of equipment will be available to use including kayaks, stand up paddleboards and hotdogs (inflatable two man kayaks). Minimum age 8 / maximum 20 spaces available.

14:45pm – 17:00pm, Legacy white water rafting:

Tackle the Legacy course in our four-person rafts. Guided by our centre instructors you will ride the fast flowing rapids of the 160m Legacy course. Participants will have to pass our activity

assessment (more information can be found on the attached information sheet). Minimum age 10 / seven rafts available to book, 4 people per boat.

*Please make sure everybody brings a towel and swimwear. Wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and boots will be provided*

For all activities, participants must arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the start times stated above.

All participants under the age of 18 must also provide a fully completed Lee Valley parental consent form (attached) which must be taken to the centre on the day.

Due to the nature of participants involved, it is essential that all medical conditions and treatments are noted on the consent form and the booking form downloadable below.

Download white water rafting booking form:

To book your group onto one of the above sessions please complete and return the attached ‘booking form’ to Hannah Burgess on

If a member of your group is required to support on the water please state this on your booking form. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis and I would, therefore, encourage you to book ASAP.

Venue address:

Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB

Please visit for more information about the centre and the activities listed above.

If you have any questions/queries please feel free to get in touch.

Regards, Jack

P.S. If you enjoy your activity on the 25th May, we are running a paddle ability kayak course for six consecutive weeks starting on Thursday 1st June, 6pm-7pm. This course is discounted from the normal £90 for 6 weeks, to £30 for the 6 weeks. Further information can be found on the attached information sheet.

Jack Pringle – Sports Development Officer

Tel: 01992 709872   Mob: 07825 659226

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Myddelton House, Bulls Cross, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 9HG
Tel: 01992 717 711 Fax: 01992 719 937 Web:


Parallel London 2017

Parallel London 2017
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
03rd September 2017
Fundraising Suggestion: £250 Per Person / £300 Per Family

Join us for the second year of Parallel London, the world’s first fully inclusive fun push/run and family festival. All ages and abilities are invited to participate together at this celebration of inclusivity.

We are thrilled to announce that ADD International has joined the team as a Gold Partner, and Action on Disability as a Bronze Partner. If you would like to join the Parallel Family by becoming one of our champion charity partners, please contact us at to find out more.

Parallel London 2017

When: 3rd September 2017

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Choose Your Challenge – 10km, 5km, 1km, 100m Or The Super Sensory 1km.

Fundraising Suggestion: £250 Per Person / £300 Per Family

In other news, the (double) award-winning Parallel London has been nominated for another two awards:

The 2017 Running Awards – New Event of the Year
The BT Sport Industry Awards 2017 – Mass Participation Event of the Year.



Still a few places left on the High Ropes with “Outdoors in the City”!

High Ropes with outdoors in the city

A range of exciting and challenging High Ropes based activities for people living with sight loss in East London.

Group sessions will run throughout the day and may include
Zip Wire, Abseiling, Leap of Faith, Crate stacking, Power Fan, and Gladiator!  Test yourself and have fun on a challenging range of activities designed so you can set your own goals! All sessions will be run by experienced-licensed instructors and supported by volunteers. :

Organisers: ‘Outdoors in the City’, East London Vision and Metro Blind Sport.
When: Sat 25th March 2017, Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Where: Canning Town Recreation Ground 3PY, Freemasons Rd, London E16
Meeting point: Stratford Station – (By the red railway engine, opposite the main entrance and ticket barriers) – Time: 9.15am
Cost: £5.00 *Please bring your own pack lunch, hot drinks will be provided, suitable for all ages 8+

20 spaces will be available on a first come first serve basis. Please note priority will be given to those residents in the seven boroughs covered by East London Vision.

IMPORTANT: You will need to wear, trainers, comfortable clothing and possibly gloves and a woolly hat – weather dependent. All safety equipment included, helmets and harnesses will be provided.

Download registration form :

For more information please contact Masuma Ali – Tel No. 020 3697 6464
or Email: masuma



Metro Blind Sport – Athletics Open 2017!

metro athletics open 2017

Athletics Open 2017

Venue: Mile End Stadium, Rhodeswell Road, London E14 7TW, Tower Hamlets, East London.

Metro Blind Sport are excited to announce that their Annual Athletics competition will be held on 17th June 2017 – 10.00am to 5.00pm, incorporating a Festival of Athletics for vision impaired people, their families and friends. Hosted by key partners, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and ‘Better’, who continue to kindly share their facilities with us. Generously supported by Carmen Butler-Charteris Trust, CGI Group, Olympus UK and Motivate East

metro athletics open 2017
A runner and guide, festival track race &medals from 40th Metro Athletic Open 2016

infosound logo  Below Infosound talks to Roy Smith about the Athletics Open

The Festival of Athletics will again offer those new to the sport a chance to try out running, jumping and throwing in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Qualified Coaches will be on hand to advise and guide you. All ages and abilities are very welcome so come along and try! Coaching and advice will be available to adults and young people, who are either interested in trying a new event or improving their technique. If you haven’t tried an event before and want to compete in the afternoon, or if you are looking to improve your performance in an event, this is the place for you.

Competition will begin after the Festival, Events will be held for Under 18’s, Senior’s and Veterans. Entry to the Festival and Competition is FREE and there will be souvenir
T-shirts and catering. Results will be ratified for Power of 10 rankings for classified and non-classified athletes. For further info on the classification process please contact British Blind Sport or British Athletics (Parallel Success)

Entry and Accommodation Form’s are now available below

DOWNLOAD:  Entry Form 2017

DOWNLOAD:  Accommodation Form 2017

To Enter: Please complete and return the form downloadable below by email to  alternatively return by post to
Ian Francis, 36 Copsleigh Avenue, Salfords, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 5BG.

 The closing date for Entries is Friday 9th June 2017, if you require Accommodation the closing date is 31st March 2017.

metro athletics open 2017

Ian Francis (Metro – Sports Development Officer)

Tel. 07814 751643


Twitter: @MetroVISports