After a hiatus of 17 years Slough Labour have revived the town’s half marathon. The event which was last held in 2001 was hugely popular with runners, attracting over 2,000 of them each year.
This announcement is the latest spoke in Labour’s campaign to improve the health and wellbeing of Slough – we fall way below the national average when it comes to people exercising on a regular basis.
Labour has also invested over £57 million in provide new and refurbished flagship leisure facilities – a new Leisure Centre on Farnham Road, a new family activity centre in Salt Hill Park and modernisation and refurbishments of Langley Leisure Centre and the town’s Ice Arena.
Cllr Ron Anderson, Lead Member for Environment and Leisure said:
“We are delighted to be bringing the half marathon back to Slough after 18 years. Not only is this another fantastic sporting event being hosted by our borough, it also encourages resident involvement.
Either by running the race or volunteering their time, the people of Slough will help make the day a success
We hope the Slough Half Marathon will inspire local people of all ages to take up physical activity. Staying fit and well means people can take real control of their own health and wellbeing, helping them to lead happy and healthy lives.”