8th Feb 2016 | News

The National Horseracing Museum, in partnership with national racing organisations, is hosting a marketplace style event for families on 20 March 2016 at the Racing Centre in Newmarket.

‘Spring into fitness’ will explore health and fitness within racing and beyond as part of British Science Week 2016. The event will bring together a number of partner organisations from the racing community:

  • Come have a go in the state of the art RACEFIT Gym & Injury Treatment Centre. RACEFIT staff will provide guidance and demonstrations on fitness, rehabilitation and injury prevention
  • The British Racing School is bringing the Jockey Fitness Test and giving you the opportunity to see how you match up against the likes of professional Jockey Martin Lane & Martin Harley and Frankel’s ex-rider Shane Fetherstonhaugh. Could you be the ‘Top Gear’ leader board champion?
  • Try on the silks and ride the National Horseracing Museum’s racehorse simulator! How will it affect your heart rate? How will it compare with other daily tasks around a yard? Can you identify our mystery objects which show how health and safety in racing have changed? Try our family junk modelling challenge!
  • The Professional Jockeys’ Association are focusing on nutrition. Come and see how your diet compares to those of athletes, and look more closely at the foods we eat.

The British Science Association is sponsoring this flagship British Science Week event as part of its mission to encourage more people to engage with science and to appreciate its links to different facets of life.

The event will run from 11:00 to 15:00, and the first 100 visitors will receive a free goodie bag.