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Sport relief – 3 days to go!


If you’ve been living under a rock these past few weeks, you’ll have slept through Jo Brand’s epic 150 miler and Eddie Izzard aka Marathon man’s latest challenge (27 marathons, 27 days), but there’s still time to do your bit for Sport Relief.

You can run, swim, cycle or even wobble yourself proud at events across Cornwall. There’s a distance for everyone in the Sport Relief Games, whether you’re sporty or not you’ll always be a fitty to me my dears.

With only a few days to go…here’s a selection of events coming up this weekend:

3661353.pngEden Project Sport Relief Mile

This year’s Eden mile will take place around the beautiful outdoor gardens with the world famous Biomes as a backdrop. All participants will need to meet at the Visitors Centre Gallery between 13:00 – 13:30 for a 14:00 start.  The route will be a mile circuit, with the option to run 1, 3 or 6 laps.

Eden Mile organiser Daniel Barrott said: “We are delighted that so many people have already signed up and we would love more people around Cornwall to take part and make it the best Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile we’ve hosted yet. So let’s show the rest of the country what we can do and raise as much money as we possibly can for this incredible cause!”

Eden are kindly offering free entry to Eden for participants and their families on the day after 12 noon – which is a jolly nice pat on the back.

2pm, Sun 20 Mar Eden ProjectBodelva, PL24 2SG

The Bodmin Mile

Bodmin Beasts are bringing the Sport Relief Mile to Bodmin and want you to be part of it. Enjoy the stunning routes through woodland and the grounds of Lanhydrock House

10:30, Sun 20 Mar, Bodmin Rugby Club, Clifden Park, Bodmin, PL30 4AW

The Budehaven Mile

Registration will be in the Big Tennis Dome. Lisa Wood Zumba will be hosting a group warm up for all runners and also taster sessions throughout the morning for a donation for Sport Relief. And if you need any energy before or after the event you can visit the cake stall to see what goodies have been donated.

9.15 am Sun 20 Mar Budehaven Community Leisure Centre, Stratton Road,  Bude,  EX23 8AW

The Launceston Rugby Club Mile

Join the Cornish All Blacks at The Launceston Rugby Club Mile. You can run a distance of 1, 3 or 6 miles around the grounds of Launceston Rugby Club at Polson Bridge.
11am Sun 20 Mar Launceston Rugby Club, Polson Bridge, Polson, PL15 9QT

The Retallack Mile in St Columb Major

The gorgeous Retallack Resort and Spa is hosting the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile – do your mile around the resort’s stunning lake and golf course. Meet in the resort’s car park at 10.30am and take part in the mass participation aerobic warm-up led by a qualified instructor. Then after all that effort, kick back and relax in the beautiful surroundings.

11am Sun 20 Mar Retallack Resort and Spa, Winnards Perch, St Columb Major TR9 6DE


More of a waterbaby? If you don’t fancy running, then make like a fish at one of a number of pools in the area. You can choose to take on Individual 1.5k (60 lengths), 2.5k (100 lengths) or 5k (200 lengths) challenges or you can join forces with colleagues, friends or family members for Team 1.5k and 5k.

The Penzance Leisure Centre Swimathon

6pm Fri 18 Mar, 10am Sun 20 Mar, Penzance Leisure Centre, St Clare Street, Penzance, TR18 3QW

The Carn Brea Leisure Centre Swimathon

Various time slots Sat 19 – Sun 20 Carn Brea Leisure Centre Trust, Station Road, Pool, Cornwall, TR15 3QS

The Saltash Leisure Centre Swimathon

5pm, Sat 19 Mar Saltash Leisure Centre, Callington Roads, Saltash, PL

Newquay Waterworld Swimathon

10am Sat 19 Mar, 10 am Sun 20 Mar, Newquay Waterworld, Trenance Park,  Newquay,  Cornwall,  TR7 2LZ

If you can’t make it to an organised Swimathon event, you can choose to do your own distance anytime between 9th March and 30th April 2016, with SimplySwim. Simply decide on a distance, then complete your swim (all in one go).

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Since 1985, Comic Relief has raised over £1billion. That money has helped, and is helping, people living incredibly tough lives, both at home in the UK and across the world. For information about Comic Relief and the work it carries out, please visit

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