Half Marathon PB for Head Coach McIntosh in Oxford

Head Coach James McIntosh competed in the Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon at the weekend, running to raise money for the Alzheimers Society.

This was McIntosh’s second Oxford half marathon where he managed an impressive official race time of 1:26:25 bettering his previous time of 1:30:20, this was also a personal best despite the lashing rain. Overall he finished 267 out of 6,840 runners and 138 out of the 3,366 men competing in the race (31/568 males in the 30-34 age category). McIntosh has raised £355 (his target was £350) via his JustGiving page – click on the link in paragraph below to donate.

McIntosh said, “Thanks to everyone who donated on my Just Giving page to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Despite the rain I enjoyed the run and was happy to get a new PB!“

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The Alzheimer’s Society is a national charity that helps to create a better world for people affected by dementia and is transforming the landscape of the illness forever. Until the day a cure is found, the society offers those affected and their families, support and acceptance to help them live in the community without fear or prejudice.

Donations can be made via McIntosh’s Just Giving page by clicking HERE. Read more about the charity and its fundraising events here.

Well Done James!

Tennis Talk: Strictly Judy

Judy Murray, Tennis Coach, British Fed Cup Captain and mother of British Number One Andy Murray and Doubles Champion Jamie has swapped tennis balls for glitter balls and sequins as she steps into the limelight on this years Strictly Come Dancing reality show.

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Murray, 55 has been paired with Strictly favourite and all round cheeky chappie Anton De Beke on the dancing reality show that was launched on the BBC on Sunday evening.

Murray said on the BBC One Strictly website ‘I think that Jamie and Andy will be nervous in a ‘Don’t you dare embarrass us’ kind of way!

Murray who trained as tennis coach inspired both sons to start playing tennis at a young age, and now they’re Britain’s top players, with Andy being the first British male player to win the Wimbledon singles title in seventy seven years in 2013.  Murray herself won sixty-four tennis titles in Scotland during her playing career, but choose her education over competing on the International tennis circuit.

In 2012 Murray created Set4Sport, an initiative to get families more active. Inspired by her experience playing with her own boys, the scheme is all about playing games and having fun in a family environment, using everyday household objects as equipment.

Read more about Judy Murray, her strictly bio and video on BBC here

Photo and info sourced from http://www.bbc.co.uk