PUBLISHED: 11:16 23 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:16 23 November 2018 Becca Gliddon © Guy Newman.01.06.2017. Helen West, Manager of Bicton Arena with her horse ebay. © Guy Newman Bicton Arena manager Helen West has become the second woman in Britain to become a top-level cross-country course designer. Riding professionally for 14 years has stood Helen in good stead to become an advanced level cross-country course designer in a field so niche, she is now only the second woman in the country to achieve the accreditation; the first was equestrian Sue Benson, London 2012 Olympic cross-country course designer.The certificate is held by only a handful of people in the UK, including champion equestrian Captain Mark Phillips.Helen, aged 38, who is now qualified to design the most advanced cross-country courses in Europe, said: “Cross-country is a hugely risky sport, riskier than Formula One, so when your name is on the course, it’s a massive … [Read more...] about Bicton Arena’s Helen joins forces with London 2012 elite to become the second top-level cross-country course designer in the UK
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PUBLISHED: 14:41 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:42 29 August 2018 The new Hughes Electrical Contracts team. From left, Jodie Hepplethwaite, Mark Sparrow and Paul Chisnall. Picture: Hughes Electrical. Archant Regional retailer Hughes Electrical has set up a new department to help it secure more large-scale contracts. The new contracts department will be managed by Mark Sparrow, and will build upon the company’s track record of winning major tenders going back to the London 2012 Olympics.“As the company grows, geographically, through acquisition, opening new branches and in the number of products we can offer so does our ability to successfully service large contracts,” said Mark Sparrow.“Therefore, we thought it was time to invest in a new department to tackle this potentially lucrative area and become a focal point for all the different parts of the Hughes Electrical Group when they have such an opportunity.”Mr Sparrow will be supported by Jodie … [Read more...] about Hughes looks to build on London 2012 legacy with new department
CAN you believe it's been six years since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games? Back in 2012, the Royal Mint marked the occasion by releasing 29 different designs for 50p coins, each one representing a different Olympic sport - and now they could be worth a small fortune. The number of coins released into circulation for each design differs, meaning that some are immediately rarer than others. Only 1,125,500 football 50p coins were released, for example, compared to 3,345,500 of the archery design. In general, the rarer the coin the more valuable it is, but the Royal Mint reckons that as many as 75 per cent of the coins have been removed from circulation by collectors. Luckily, the experts at Changechecker.org have created a scarcity index that tracks which circulating 50p coins are the most scarce and valuable to collectors. These are the top 10 Olympic 50p coins that could be worth 37 times their original value. It's time to check your change. Football - … [Read more...] about How much are your London 2012 Olympic 50p coins worth six years after the Games?
0 Have your say National Lottery investment into major sporting events in London has generated more than £130m since the 2012 Olympic Games, UK Sport has revealed. Six years to the day since the opening ceremony, research was released yesterday to show London 2012 has left a successful and strong legacy.Over 1.3 million people have attended 25 National Lottery-funded events in the capital since then, with the 2017 Athletics World Championships at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park providing the biggest boost at £79m.The 2013 Triathlon World Grand Final in Hyde Park (£8m), the 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Lee Valley VeloPark (£3m) and the 2016 European Aquatics Championships at the London Aquatics Centre (£5m) were also supported by UK Sport.International Olympic Committee Olympic Games executive director Christophe Dubi said: “We congratulate London and UK Sport on continuing to deliver an impactful Games legacy … [Read more...] about Capital city still feeling effects of London 2012 Olympics six years on
PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 July 2018 St Albans Striders before the start of their 40-mile five-stage relay event from Westminster Lodge to the London Stadium. Picture: Graham Smith Archant St Albans Striders recreated the golden memories of London 2012 by taking part in a 40-mile relay race to the Olympic Stadium. The five-stage run followed the same route ran by the club back in the heady days of that summer. It started at Westminster Lodge and went via Aldenham Country Park, Arkley, Hendon and Primrose Hill before following the Grand Union Canal footpath to the Olympic Park. Rose McGinness, Ian Hirth, Ivan Ghouse, Stephen Elkan and Ruthie Martin completed all five stages, while a number of others ran multiple legs. The day was organised by Peter Blackaller who put together the route, run leaders, special t-shirts, minibuses and supplies, alongside club chair Graham Smith and others. Earlier in the week, St Albans Striders ran another 10K at the Mid Week Road Race League’s annual … [Read more...] about St Albans Striders revive memories of London 2012 Olympics with 40-mile relay