Cardiff gymnasts are having a flippin’ good time for Sport Relief this Shrove Tuesday
A team of gymnasts from Cardiff put their own spin on the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile in celebration of Shrove Tuesday with back-flips, somersaults and cartwheels around their sports hall.
The six youngsters aged nine to 16 years, from Cardiff Olympic Gymnastics Club in Grangetown, took time out from their training to prove you don’t need to run the Sport Relief Mile but can add your own personal “twist” to taking part.
Dressed in Sport Relief T-shirts, Socks and Deeley Boppers, the team raced against each other around the gym with high flying spins in the air and even back-flipped over the finish line.
Denise Morgan, Head Coach at Cardiff Olympic Gymnastics Club, was thrilled with her team’s performance. Denise says: “Our gymnasts had a really great time creating their own version of the Sport Relief Mile. They’re currently hard at work training for the next regional gymnastics competition so it was nice to have this break and get involved in something so quirky and fun, that’s what Sport Relief is all about! We’re hoping to sign our team up to do the Mile in Cardiff, and hopefully thousands more people will also get into the spirit by taking part in the Cardiff Mile, but perhaps they’d prefer to run or walk than back-flip it!”This year, over one million people are expected to pull up their Sport Relief socks and take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile to raise vital funds for vulnerable people right here in Cardiff, across the UK and in the world’s poorest countries. Enter the Cardiff Mile, or one of dozens of Mile events happening all over Wales, right now at www.sportrelief.com.