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Author: Age NI
Published on 12 August 2014 11:00 AM

Former Ulster and Ireland rugby player Paddy Wallace hopes to inspire fitness enthusiasts to join him in a world record attempt for the most people taking part in a bleep fitness test, on Friday 29 August at The Pavilion Stormont, in support of Age NI.

Paddy, who runs the Paddy Wallace Rugby Academy, commented, ‘A bleep test is a fitness test with 20 metre shuttle runs which is regularly used by athletes to test aerobic endurance. We need at least 340 participants to help us break the world record of 329 participants which is currently held in Australia. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals and sporting teams to find out their current fitness levels, and raise money for a great cause. There’s no minimum fitness level that must be achieved, so the event is open to everyone.’

Siobhan Casey, Age NI Marketing Director, said, ‘We’re delighted that Paddy has lent his support to the Beat the Bleep event in support of people in later life, and we’re looking forward to welcoming participants of all ages. Not only does this event promise to offer a great challenge to those taking part, it’s also a fun time for family and friends. For updates, you can follow us on Twitter at #beatthebleep’

Entry is only £20 and includes a fitness test, t-shirt and BBQ food.

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For more information: Call Age NI Advice: 0808 808 7575