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Date added: 23 April 2007

David Howell gets in full swing for Challenge Swindon 

STORY UPDATE: 18 May 2007 10:58am

Countdown to Kick Off
Last chance to enter Challenge Swindon
 
Staff at Triumph International have lent their full support to Challenge Swindon, which takes place over the first weekend in June.
 
They are helping to sponsor the event as well as entering teams in the five-a-side football, being held at Dorcan Recreation Complex, and dragon boat racing at Coate Water Country Park.

Team Triumph for Challenge Swindon 2007
Up for Challenge:
Team Triumph getting ready for
the Swindon Festival of Sport

Team organiser Lorna Clamp, marketing executive at Triumph International, said: "Lots of our products are all about providing great support, so it seems fitting that we're on board with this exciting sports event. We want everyone to follow in our footsteps and sign up for the challenge."

Team Triumph for Challenge Swindon 2007
Keepy-uppy:
the Triumph 5-a-side team get in some practice

Weather permitting, Triumph International also plan to fly the sloggi hot air balloon at Dorcan.
 
Lorna said: "Challenge Swindon is about reaching new heights - hopefully the hot air balloon will raise our performance."

Sport for All
 
Tennis, golf, badminton, squash, swimming and netball are just some of the activities on offer. People who want to go for something a bit different, should give speed climbing or beach volleyball a try.
 
Many of the sports are team events, which makes it an ideal opportunity to get together with friends, family and work colleagues.

Team Triumph for Challenge Swindon 2007

Charities are also set to benefit 3,000 from the event. All participants will be entered into a free draw and winners will receive 1,000, 500 and two prizes of 250 to donate to a charity of their choice.
 
The deadline for entries is Monday, 21 May - so this weekend is the last chance to organise a team and sign up.

The weekend will be followed by a Get Active Week open to all from Monday, June 4 until Sunday, June 10.
 
Click on the link below for more details on how to enter.
 
So come on Swindon, take up the challenge!
 
  Challenge Swindon - website
 
STORY UPDATE: 15 May 2007 3:17pm

Intel get in full throttle for Challenge Swindon
 
Staff at Intel are looking for some fast and furious fun at Challenge Swindon - Festival of Sport.
 
Steve Greatley, aged 25, a business analyst at Intel, based in Swindon, is organising a karting team to enter the sporting extravaganza, which takes place on Saturday, June 02 and Sunday, June 03.
 
Karting at Swindon Karting Centre
In pole position:
the Intel karting team get some practice in
ahead of Challenge Swindon next month
(l to r) Barry 'Speed Demon' Fry,
Steve Greatley (team captain), Michelle Breach
 and Josh Piggott
 
He said: "We are raring to go and look forward to meeting our opponents on track. We all like winning, so prepare for some white knuckle karting."
 
Why not enter a team?
 
The deadline for entering the community sports tournament has been extended to Monday, May 21, so there is still time to sign up for the challenge.

People have a choice of more than 20 different activities, ranging from tennis to golf, badminton to swimming and angling to netball. So get active and grab a piece of the action, which takes place at leisure venues across the Borough.
 
People looking for something a bit different should give dragon boat racing, speed climbing or beach volleyball a try. Many of the sports are team events, which makes it an ideal opportunity to get together with friends, family and work colleagues.
 
Badminton at the Oasis
On court:
badminton is just one of many sports being played
at the forthcoming Swindon Festival of Sport

Charities are also set to benefit 3,000 from the event. All participants will be entered into a free draw and winners will receive 1,000, 500 and two prizes of 250 to donate to a charity of their choice.
 
Get active
 
The weekend will be followed by a Get Active Week open to all from Monday, June 4 until Sunday, June 10.
 
Click on the link below for more details on how to enter.
 
So come on Swindon, take up the challenge!
 
  Challenge Swindon - website
 
STOP UPDATE: 14 May 2007 10.20am

Challenge Swindon
Fancy a challenge?:
sign up for a action-packed weekend
 
Sign up for Challenge Swindon
 
With Friday fast approaching there is only a week left to enter this year's sporting spectacular!
 
Dragon boat racing at the Corporate Games 2006
Why not try Dragon Boat racing?
Taking place on the weekend of the 02 and 03 June - Challenge Swindon is your chance to have fun taking part in your favourite sport - or something completely new.
 
There's even beach volleyball on offer!

And anyone can enter - Challenge Swindon is NOT just for businesses, but for any individual or group.
 
So whether you fancy a go at golf, speed climbing or karting - or you can pull a team together of friends, family or work collegues - or mates from the pub - there's 5-a-side football, netball or even dragon boat racing.

Prize draw

5-a-side football at the Oasis
Or 5-a-side football?
And, by signing up you could be in with four chances to win money for a charity of your choice.
 
All participants will be entered into a free draw and winners will receive 1,000, 500 and two prizes of 250 to donate to a charity of their choice.
 
Click on the link below for more details on how to enter.
 
So come on Swindon, take up the challenge!
 
 Challenge Swindon - website

In Full Swing for Challenge Swindon
23 April 2007
 
Top sporting star David Howell had a great round at the launch of Challenge Swindon tonight.
 
As a patron of the community sports tournament, the Swindon-born golfer, who holds four European titles, attended a special Challenge Swindon - Festival of Sport night at Arkell's Brewery.

Challenge Swindon 2007 launch
The 19th Hole:
David Howell with Gavin Jones, Chief Executive
of Swindon Borough Council (l) and James Arkell,
 Managing Director of Arkell's Brewery (r) celebrate
 the launch of Challenge Swindon

Golf is among more than 20 different activities included in the sporting extravaganza, organised by Swindon Borough Council, on June 2 and June 3.
 
"Challenge Swindon is a great idea and I am pleased that golf is one of the sports on offer," commented David, "you don't have to be a pro to take part - the tournament is all about trying something new and having a good time."

Other sports that are on offer include: basketball, squash, swimming, hockey and football, which will take place at leisure venues across the borough.
 
Most of the activities are team events and there is something to suit adults of all abilities. For something new, beach volleyball, dragon boat racing, speed climbing and even kabbadi, a team sport from south Asia, are all part of the fun.
 
Challenge Swindon 2007 launch
A great round:
David Howell enjoys a pint at the launch
 of Challenge Swindon

Arkell's Brewery is helping sponsor the event, with Cardinal Health, The Four Pillars Hotel, Triumph International,The New Swindon Company and GWR fm.
 
Active Week will follow on from Challenge Swindon, which is a chance for everyone to try something new to help them stay active and enjoy all the benefits of an active lifestyle.
 
Challenge Swindon 2007 launch
Teeing off with a tipple:
Gavin Jones, David Howell and James Arkell

Get Active Week is open to everyone and will feature activity taster days with local clubs, schools, businesses and community groups.
 
To register your Challenge Swindon team and for more details please use the link below.
 
 Challenge Swindon - website
 
 Challenge Swindon - story archive
 
 Arkell's - website
 
 Swindon Borough Council - website
 
 David Howell - more information 
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