‘Blade-runner’ athlete Richard Whitehead and top swimming director Bill Furniss - who coaches Rebecca Adlington OBE – have today launched Nottinghamshire County Council’s ‘Fitter Twitter’ campaign.
#fittertwitter is a new fitness and healthy living campaign aimed at local communities in the run-up to London 2012.
You can follow the tweets atwww.twitter.com/nottscc.
With just 100 days to go to the Olympic opening ceremony, we are going to use the social media platform Twitter to send a daily tweet from Notts sports stars. They will offer help and guidance to our 5,000+ followers on getting and staying active.
Most of the contributors are local athletes who live in Notts, receive Shining Stars funding from the County Council and are currently vying for London 2012 selection.
Also featured is Richard Whitehead, who received a Shining Stars sports grant from Nottinghamshire County Council in 2010. Richard runs using special blades and is aiming for gold at the London Paralympics this summer.
In addition Bill Furniss, Swimming Director for Nova Centurion Swimming Club and Rebecca Adlington's coach, is providing a further five tweets.
Follow the tweets at www.twitter.com/nottscc
Catch up with Nottinghamshire County Council’s London 2012 countdown at:www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/sportforall
Get involved with sport in your area www.sportnottinghamshire.co.uk