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Christian

Christian

Name: Christian Thompson
Age: 18
Year of the Fix: 2013
Location: Carlisle
Campaign: Free Running

The truth is many people see free running as something that causes trouble when it couldn't be further from that.

 

Hopefully, working with Fixers will allow us to really push a positive message when it comes to the activity.

 

I hope to encourage more people to try it out because it is a great way to keep fit and active, too.

 

As a group, our aim is also to educate people about it because I feel that people don't understand what it is we're doing, so they think we are being dangerous or causing damage.

 

Although we love what we do, it's never a nice feeling when people look at you for all the wrong reasons because they think you're up to no good.

 

I'm really passionate about bringing free running to the public's attention and hopefully one day, it may even be recognised as a sport, which would be great.

Here is a list of Fixers helping with this campaign:

 

Alex Webster

Mitch Lea

Solomon Nichol-Hill

Liam Miller

Thank you to the Carlisle Youth Zone, who support our Fixers project and have helped us with our campaign.

August 2013
Fellow Fixer Alex Webster was interviewed on ITV News Lookaround about the safety of free running. Alex did a great job explaining why practicing indoors with proper safety equipment before trying parkour outdoors is very important in order to avoid injuries and accidents. Click here to watch the interview.

 

March 2013
A member of our team, Liam Miller, met with our local MP John Stevenson to discuss our Fixers project. The meeting took place at Carlisle Youth Zone, who have been great supporters of our Fix.

 

From left to right – Liam Miller (Fixer), Greg Stalker (Youth Worker, Carlisle Youth Zone) and MP John Stevenson.

 

February 2013

Following this coverage with Fixers, the Cumbria Crack covered my story. You can read the full article here.

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