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New Colney Lane Park Run at UEA

Nearly 300 runners braved the icy temperatures on Saturday morning to attend the first ever Colney Lane parkrun at UEA playing fields. Despite the chill, there was a great atmosphere as runners young and old came to test out the new scenic course which becomes a much-welcomed third parkrun for Norwich.

Numbers at the two existing 5k parkruns at Eaton Park and Catton Park have been rising rapidly in recent months and it’s hoped the Colney Lane parkrun will help meet the growing demand for the community events which are free to take part in and aimed at getting people of all ages and abilities active.

Co-Event Directors Ian Edwards and Grant Wheeler both work at the university. Ian said: “We’ve already had some great feedback about the run and how much people enjoyed it. We’re pleased the cold weather didn’t put people off and we’re looking forward to welcoming more people to the event in coming weeks as the word spreads.”

Although events are run entirely by volunteers, initial funding is required to help with equipment, training and central support systems before, during and after the start-up process. This was provided jointly by the Sportspark and Active Norfolk. 

Director of UEA Sport, Phil Steele, said: “After an initial attempt to host a parkrun at UEA about three years ago it was hugely exciting to find a solution to the route conundrum that held us up previously. I hope the event becomes another highlight for the community of Norwich and we welcome the opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

“Last year, UEA was awarded the UK Universities ‘Participation Programme of the Year’ and parkrun represents another great opportunity for students to become involved in social and recreational sport, as well as volunteering.”

It’s hoped the event will provide an informal way of bringing those who work, live or enjoy the UEA grounds together. If anyone is interested in volunteering opportunities at the new Colney Lane parkrun, contact colneylanehelpers@parkrun.com

If you’d like to come and walk, jog or run Colney Lane parkrun you’ll need to register online, print off your barcode and bring it with you – all parkruns are free to take part in. Colney Lane parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am. You can find out more about the event on the Colney lane parkrun website

#ThisUEAGirlCan Week – MONDAY 20TH to SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2017

 

 

 

 

 

THIS UEA GIRL CAN WEEK – MONDAY 20TH to SUNDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2017

We are very excited to announce the ‘This UEA girl can’ week programme of events. This will be running in conjunction with ‘This BUCS girl can’ week where BUCS will be showcasing the week across the University sector, and Universities have been encouraged to organise a range of activity throughout the week of action for female students to take part in. Ultimately the week is all about encouraging and empowering women to be active in sport and physical activity during their time at university and beyond.

uea+sport and uea(su) are pleased to offer a full range of events throughout the week including the main event, the ‘This UEA Girl Can’ Open Evening taking place on Thursday 23rd November 17:30-21:00, with highlights such as Boxercise, Self-defence class (learn how to defend yourself against all manners of attacks… & when to run!) and UV ZUMBA! So ladies, don't miss out on this fantastic event which is FREE for UEA students & staff. There is no need to register for this event, just turn up! (Please note: some activities are limited to a first come, first served basis). 

Click here to view the full programme of events for the week and please see the full open day timetable below:

16.30-17.15 Tap Beginners – Kiff Matheson Suite

17:00-18:30 Athletics –Track

17.00-18.20 Dodgeball –Hall 5

17:30-19:00 Indoor Cycling MyRide Classes – Spin Studio

17:30-20:00 Swimming Drop-in – Pool

17.40-19.00 Squash – Squash Courts 4 & 5

17:40-18:20 Badminton – Hall 4

17.40-18.20 Netball – Hall 4

18.25-19.25 Self-Defence – Hall 5

18.30-19.00 Running Group – Meet by registration desk

18.30-21.00 Climbing – Climbing Wall

18.20-19.10 Boxercise – Hall 4

19.10-19.40 HIIT circuit class – Hall 4

19.40-21.00 UV Badminton - Hall 5

19.40-21.00 UV Volleyball -  Hall 5

20.20-21.00 UV Dance – Hall 4

If you would any further information at this stage, please email studentsport@uea.ac.uk. 

@ueasport

#ThisUEAGirlCan 

 

ueaccess Open Evening - Thursday 9th November 2017


The University of East Anglia, uea+sport, Sportspark and UEA SU have a strong commitment to ensuring opportunities to get involved in campus activities are as accessible as possible. Therefore, we are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our ueaccess initiative via our inaugural ueaccess open evening on Thursday 9th November 17:00-21:00 at UEA Sportspark.

This event is open to both UEA students and members of the community and will be the first of many. This event will display a range of inclusive activities that students and members of the community can become involved in, and all for FREE. We will be asking uea+sport clubs to demonstrate their activities at this event, hosting a mini UEA societies fair, having talks on how the University campus has become more accessible and showcasing activities members of the community can get involved in.


Although there is no need to register to attend, please click attending on the Facebook event to let us know you’re are interested via this link http://bit.ly/2xQ1ZvB so we can send you the timetable. Alternatively, just turn up to the UEA Sportspark at 17:00 on Thursday 9th November for a fun evening of inclusive activities, including climbing, badminton, swimming, pets as therapy, dance classes and much much more. We look forward to seeing you on the night for what is sure to be a fantastic evening.

 

The full timetable for the evening can be found here. 

ueaccess Open Evening - Thursday 9th


The University of East Anglia, uea+sport, Sportspark and UEA SU have a strong commitment to ensuring opportunities to get involved in campus activities are as accessible as possible. Therefore, we are incredibly excited to announce the launch of our ueaccess initiative via our inaugural ueaccess open evening on Thursday 9th November 17:00-21:00 at UEA Sportspark.

This event is open to both UEA students and members of the community and will be the first of many. This event will display a range of inclusive activities that students and members of the community can become involved in, and all for FREE. We will be asking uea+sport clubs to demonstrate their activities at this event, hosting a mini UEA societies fair, having talks on how the University campus has become more accessible and showcasing activities members of the community can get involved in.


Although there is no need to register to attend, please click attending on the Facebook event to let us know you’re are interested via this link http://bit.ly/2xQ1ZvB so we can send you the timetable. Alternatively, just turn up to the UEA Sportspark at 17:00 on Thursday 9th November for a fun evening of inclusive activities, including climbing, badminton, swimming, pets as therapy, dance classes and much much more. We look forward to seeing you on the night for what is sure to be a fantastic evening.

Timetable of events to be released shortly
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Ziggurat Challenge - Fun Run - Wednesday 11 October

http://www.ueasport.co.uk/ziggurat-challenge

The 2017/18 Ziggurat Challenge kicks off on Wednesday 11 October with the traditional “fun run/stroll and chat” around the broad, which this year is divided into two elements, a race and a fun run.

The race starts at 1.15pm and is approximately two miles long (two laps of the broad). The top two men and women from each team will score points. This is followed by a fun run/stroll which starts at 1.30pm and is one lap of the broad. The winning team will be the School(s) with the most participants, bonus points for the first Head of School across the line.

Both events will start from the back of Norfolk & Suffolk Terraces by the broad and anyone is welcome to take part in either event. 

The Ziggurat Challenge is a free programme of events, open to any student, alumni or member of staff or faculty (including Norwich Research Park-based staff). The programme comprises 23 different events, including volleyball, wheelchair basketball and athletics and is designed to promote friendly sporting competition between schools.

Visit the Ziggurat Challenge page for more information & to view the full 2017/18 programme. If you have any questions please email studentsport@uea.ac.uk.