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Beat the Street Llanelli invites you to Go Active!

THE BEAT THE STREET challenge taking place in Llanelli is about to enter its Go Active themed week!

The idea is that people will find something that they might not have tried before to help them continue to keep up their new active habits after the Beat the Street competition comes to an end on 9th November and to explore the sports and leisure options on offer.

A total of 6,444 people have signed up to play the Beat the Street Llanelli game and have together walked, cycled, wheeled, run and scooted an incredible 35,000 miles so far in the competition.

Anyone of any age is invited to take part and you can still get involved now by picking up a card from one of the distribution points listed at www.beatthestreet.me/llanelli . You can join an existing school, community group or workplace team or you can support one of the three chosen charities: Tyisha Foodbank, MIND or Calon.

Teams of all varieties including schools, community groups and workplaces have been battling it out for the past several weeks across the average and total points leaderboards to take home prizes of vouchers for books if they top the leaderboard. There are also prizes for individuals and ‘lucky spot’ prizes just for taking part.

Ysgol Gymraeg Ffwrnes currently tops the total points leaderboard, with Llangennech in second place and Stebonheath CP School in third position.

Jake Morgan, Deputy Chief Executive and Corporate Director for Communities, said: “The aim of Beat the Street is to encourage communities to become more active and to incorporate those healthy habits into their lifestyles over the long-term so they become part of people’s lifestyle.

The Go Active themed week is a celebration of all the ways you can get moving in and around the area and a fabulous opportunity to try out something new without any pressure.”

Beat the Street Llanelli: commissioned by Carmarthenshire County Council, supported by Sport Wales, provided by Intelligent Health.