Christine Ohuruogu backs Newham’s Million Miles Challenge

Christine Ohuruogu with Sir Robin Wales and Cllrs Forhad Hussain and Ken Clark at the Great Newham L

Christine Ohuruogu with Sir Robin Wales and Cllrs Forhad Hussain and Ken Clark at the Great Newham London Run - Credit: Newham Council

Newham-born Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu is encouraging residents to get active as part of a free initiative to improve the borough’s fitness.

The council-led Million Miles Together challenge, which launches today, aims to get residents clocking up ‘one million miles’ of physical activity collectively in 100 days.

Residents will be able to convert physical activity – including walking, swimming or gardening – into a mileage equivalent on the project’s website, and aims to reach the target as a borough by January 8 next year.

Christine, who won bronze in the 4x400m relay in Rio last month, said: “I love that this challenge is for everyone, of any level of health and fitness.”

Participants can sign up at any point during the challenge, sponsored by London City Airport, at millionmilestogether.org/newham


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