Olympic rower Helen Glover to attend Festival of Sport in Marazion
7:00am Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
This weekend, Olympic gold medal-winning rower Helen Glover will join thousands of sports enthusiasts at the Human Race Festival of Sport in Marazion, West Cornwall.
Glover, who grew up in Cornwall, won Team GB’s first gold medal of London 2012 with teammate Heather Stanning in the women’s coxless pairs. This was also the first Olympic gold medal for British women’s rowing and a definite Games highlight for the millions of people tuning in.
Event organisers, Human Race, are delighted to confirm that the London 2012 champion will be getting involved in the weekend’s activities, where participants will take part in a huge variety of sports, enjoy live music and savor local cuisine against the backdrop of St Michael’s Mount.
Speaking ahead of the event, Glover beamed when asked about the Festival’s location: “I grew up in West Cornwall and love coming down to the spectacular coastline around Marazion."
She continued: "The Games have been such a celebration of sport in the UK and I'm so looking forward to seeing people involved in sports of all activities in one stunning place, it should be a fantastic event".
The Festival is based around four core sports; cycling, running, open water swimming and triathlon, ensuring there is something for everyone. Also on the programme are sporting activities of a more relaxed nature such as Touch Rugby, Beach Volleyball and Gig Rowing – a traditional Cornish sport.
While the Festival of Sport focuses on encouraging participants to fulfill personal challenges and learn more about the sports on offer, there will be a whole host of other activities taking place throughout the weekend. Families and spectators are welcome to attend and will have free access to the Human Race Festival of Sport Hub and ‘have-a-go’ beach sports area during the day, which include a wide range of activities for kids.
Competitors and spectators alike can also enjoy catering from Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts, all washed down with beer and real ales from the award-winning St. Austell Brewery.
Although most of the sporting events are taking place during the day, the action won’t stop when the sun goes down. Weekend pass holders can stay on to enjoy live entertainment hosted by Pirate FM, including music from British Rock Band, Reef.
Festival Passes are still available. Entry fee includes the ‘have-a-go’ beach sports area, all of the entertainment going on at the Hub and two evenings of live music. Festival passes cost just £20 for adults, £10 for under 16’s and the weekend is free for under 12’s.
For more information, please visit: www.festivalofsport.net .