Granny dash at Gomersal Olympics!

GENERATION GAME: The granny dash at the Olympics sports day in Gomersal. (d610b233)
GENERATION GAME: The granny dash at the Olympics sports day in Gomersal. (d610b233)
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IT’S not just the young who have been inspired by the Olympics to get fit and active – some of Spen’s more senior citizens are taking up the legacy challenge too.

Gomersal Cricket Club joined forces with neighbouring Oxford Grange to host a mini-Olympics for all ages.

The event, which was attended by the Mayor, Coun David Ridgway, included activities such as the granny dash, egg and spoon race, javelin and mini golf competition. The award for best older sports person of the day went to Fran Sharp from Sykes Fold in Cleckheaton, who, just like Jessica Ennis, could turn her hand to all events.

Pauline Jansen from Oxford Grange said: “It was a brilliant day and it just proves that you are never too old to stop doing things. Everyone had a lovely day – it was great for different generations to come together and there was a real sense of community spirit. My granddaughter, Megan Allen, who was visiting from her home in France, has now been inspired to join a running club after coming first in the sprint race!”