GM Active News

Things are continuously moving forward and progressing at GM Active. View our latest news stories below to find out how we’re making it possible for individuals across Greater Manchester to take charge of their health and wellbeing.

Swim record smashed in Oldham pool

A new European record has been set by a swimmer in the pool at Oldham Leisure Centre (OLC). Julie Hoyle of East Leeds Swimming Club set a new LEN European Short Course* backstroke record over 50m, in the 55-59 age category. The record was broken in the 25m pool at Oldham Community Leisure’s flagship site on Sunday 12th November 2017. Hoyle swam 50m in 33.15 seconds. Hoyle, who is a…

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Business Manager – Job Vacancy

Salary: Up to £35k Hours: 37 Closing date: 1pm Friday 5th January 2018 Interview Date: Friday 19th January 2018 Please Quote: AT264 Active Tameside are recruiting on behalf of the Association of Greater Manchester Leisure and Cultural Trusts (known a GM Active). GM Active’s vision is for a network of innovative, responsive, resilient and high performing Greater Manchester Leisure and…

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Urban Revolution – A great success!

The first Urban Revolution Obstacle Course Race organised by GM Active was a huge success, with well over 500 participants across two race distances, 5K and 10K. The event took place on November 11th in the picturesque surroundings of Haigh Hall in Wigan. Competitors were able to raise funds for the fantastic I Love MCR Emergency Fund, but the course was much more than just a 'fun run', with…

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GM Active and Transport for Greater Manchester get wheels in motion for leisure centre bike parking

GM Active have teamed up with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to encourage a more active approach to travel among local residents. TfGM has awarded £30,000 in funding to GM Active partners Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust, Active Tameside and Inspiring healthy lifestyles to improve cycle parking around their leisure facilities in Bolton, Tameside and Wigan. The improvements include…

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We Love MCR Emergency Fund

Urban Revolution, Greater Manchester's very own obstacle race series, is raising money for the We Love MCR Emergency Fund for its next obstacle challenge at Haigh Woodland Park, which takes place on Saturday, 11th of November. It is hoped the partnership will raise valuable funds for the charity that was set up in the aftermath of Manchester’s most devastating attack. As an official…

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Urban Revolution Launches Greater Manchester Obstacle Race

GM Active and Urban Attack are staging their first obstacle course race, Urban Revolution, in just over a week’s time, at Haigh Woodland Country Park, Wigan. The race, staged over a choice of 5 or 10km, will be the start of a series that is planned throughout the Greater Manchester boroughs over the next few years. The aim is to ensure that each of GM Actives’ member organisations…

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My week at GM Active- By Bethan Hunt

How it came about As a Graduate Development Officer at Stockport Council, I was offered the opportunity of shadowing in a different organisation within Greater Manchester. Through North West Employers, I was paired up with Sarah Broad from GM Active- The Association of Greater Manchester Leisure and Cultural Trusts. Whilst I had experience of partnership working through the health and social…

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Oldham half marathon runners conquer hills for the Milltown Races 2017

Oldham Community Leisure held the Milltown Races last weekend and it was a great success. The Oldham Half Marathon saw hundreds of runners take part in the UK’s toughest run with it’s steep hill climbs and descents. This didn’t stop the athletes on Sunday. Well done to everyone who took part, we are all looking forward to next year! For the full press release please click…

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Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles design leisure services for over-50s

GM Active partner organisation Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles are working on new leisure services for over-50s in the Wigan area as part of their 'Strong and Balanced offer' project. The project is looking for local volunteers in two age groups, from 50-65 years and over-65s, who want to get involved with shaping the new leisure centre programmes and services for older people in…

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