The latest news and updates from Active Essex and our partners.

Benefits of a supportive community and the role of parkrun

People who participate in parkrun events feel like they belong to a supportive community which encourages conversation, support and exercising together, a new study has found. As part of a study by Nottingham Trent University, researchers interviewed r…

Be Part of a Positive Step for Pitsea 

LiveWell Pitsea is a campaign that explores different ways of promoting health and wellbeing in the area and we are looking for passionate people to represent their community and help us make a difference. We are forming a panel of local people to help…

Essex organisations back All Together disability sport campaign

Organisations across the county are pledging their support to a campaign aimed at increasing participation in disability sport. Active Essex, the county sports partnership for Greater Essex, launched the All Together programme last year, with the aim o…

Start as you mean to go on – top tips for sticking to your fitness resolutions this New Year

It’s getting to the time of January when those New Years Resolutions may be starting to break. Strava runner and  fitness blogger, Susie Chan shares her top 5 tips for keeping that New Years momentum going! Set a (realistic) goal:“Setting a goal is the…

Rob: Hand cycling got me back on the road

Name: Robert Groves Location: Thurrock Favourite sport: Hand Cycling

Danny: Not all of the remarkable stories that sport creates are of achievements

Name: Danny Stoten Location: Chelmsford Favourite sport: Boxing

Sport England gives Essex a game changing opportunity to transform local sport and physical activity provision

Local communities in Essex are set to benefit from a major new funding stream from Sport England aimed at increasing participation in sport and physical activity. Essex, one of the UK’s largest and most diverse counties beat off competition from over 1…

Keeping Dance Alive 2016/17

An inclusive programme for ages 5+, KDA was inspired by the London 2012 Olympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies and was in its 5th successful year brought to you by The Dance Network association in partnership with Active Essex. Last year’s programme, B…

Tina: You’re never too old to run a marathon

Name: Tina Boswell Location: Southend-on-Sea Favourite sport: Running

Inspirational This Girl Can Essex ambassador programme set to grow

Active Essex, the county’s sport and physical activity partnership, is expanding its successful This Girl Can Essex  programme by encouraging more women around the county to become  ambassadors. ‘This Girl Can Essex’ is a localised programme of the suc…

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