Last updated 4 July 2022
Back of the net! StockSport: A Runaway Success
The town centre buzzed with activity as thousands of people visited StockSport, in the heart of the town centre on Sunday.
Over 400 runners laced up to take part in the running festival. The day got underway with a real celebration of all ages coming together to take on the challenge of the Mile race. Vernon the Bear made sure the runners were raring to go on the start line. Whilst the Mayor gave out medals to all participants.
The crowds were wowed by the stunt stylings of Danny Butler’s team at the Extreme Mountain Bike Shows. A traffic-free environment proved a hit with those on two wheels, with opportunities to try out various bikes, including adapted and electric bikes. Visitors embraced the many challenges available, from the fastest spin time to pedalling a smoothie, whilst others learned to take a wicket with Lancashire Cricket Foundation.
The children’s activities proved popular with some epic tug of war battles, penalties scored, and coconuts thrown in the ACE Children’s zone. Visitors went home with some new skills and a smile on their faces after trying their hand at Yoga, Zumba, boxing and Muay Thai boxing, with some great local providers, including BOOST and Master Sken Academy.
Councillor Grace Baynham, Cabinet Member for Highways, Parks and Leisure Services, said, “StockSport was such a great event that saw many ages coming together, having fun, getting active and bringing a real community spirit to this fantastic town."
"Thank you to everyone who came along and got involved on the day, also the volunteers and sponsors for supporting an event that positively impacts the local area, contributing to the local economy, supporting businesses and giving back to the community.”
The sports and activities on the day have whet the appetite and paved the way for the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay, which comes to Stockport on 17th July. As part of its epic journey across the Commonwealth, the baton relay stops off in Stockport before making its way to Birmingham for the opening ceremony on 28th July. Find out morehere
Watch the event video here: