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Move and eat better: Get in race-ready shape

The medical service brings you a session on how to prepare for the relay race and other physical exercise, 5pm 16 April in the Council Chamber

Move and eat better: Get in race-ready shape

The 2012 CERN relay race (Image: Maximilen Brice/CERN)

The relay race organised by the CERN running club is a key annual fixture on site. Seeing the sweaty, sinewy hordes of colleagues pounding the Meyrin campus competing for glory is a truly inspiring sight every year. How can those of us who are not in racing shape get ready to take part?

The medical service's Move and eat better campaign inspires the CERN community to take up regular exercise and make healthy diet choices. The latest campaign event will be a session called Relay race warm up, designed to help you to get from your desk chair to the starting line.

Come along to the Council Chamber at 5pm 16 April and learn how to get ready to take part in the relay race, as well as getting yourself prepared for all types of regular exercise. This will feature talks by:

  • Rachel Bray, the president of the CERN Fitness Club
  • Olivier Baldacchino, a professional running coach
  • Jean-Yves Le Meur, CERN computer engineer and paralympian with the French ski team