More than 95 children and young people plus their families packed into the Concourse at Grahame Park on the last Friday of the summer holidays for Barnet Homes’ popular annual sporting event, Urban Gamez 2017.
The event works to attract local people and encourage health and well-being through participation in sporting activities. Each year Morgan Sindall Property Services assist Barnet Homes in planning and coordinating the event which has seen the event grow in popularity year on year.
This year Urban Gamez was given an extra special ‘sprint’ start by local athlete, Kyle Langford, of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers. Kyle is a mid-distance runner who placed fourth in the 800m at the World Championships.
Apart from training for the Commonwealth Games coming up in March 2018, Kyle wants to spread the positive message about the importance of being active.
Kyle said: “I would definitely recommend kids to pursue a sport. It helps you mentally and physically. Once you get into the routine a sport like athletics, you start eating healthier and just want to do better all the time – it becomes addictive.”