King Ethelbert School teens create fitness business and host first community event tomorrow

KESfit founders from King Ethelbert School

A fitness business run by sixth form students from King Ethelbert School in Birchington will host a coastal run event tomorrow (March 7).

KESfit was started by the under the Young Enterprise charity which aims to help improve CVs and guide and support new business set up by young people.

The idea of KESfit came from nine students – one who has since left the business- who felt there was a lack of community fitness events in Thanet for people of all ages.

Tomorrow’s event will be the first the students have hosted and [proceeds will go to the business and to the Young Enterprise charity.

Member Jack Scott said: “This is our first ever event and will allow us to improve for our next events, we have many more in the pipeline.

“We want to create a fun and social environment where people can focus on health and fitness without the pressure of upholding ,unreasonable standards.

“Personally growing up I’ve felt a distinct lack of social fitness activities in the Thanet area and I continually see Thanet left behind sociall .

“Money raised at our events will go to charity. The KESfit Coastal is raising money for the Young Enterprise charity which helps teenagers and young adults improve their social skills and their CV.”

The team is made up of Jack Scott, Ethan Adams,Tia Irving-Rahman, William Strevens, Dan Blades, Harry Nicholson, Connor Turl, Taylor  Bath, teacher Mr J Howard and advisor Jack Rolfe. Student Lewis North was among the original team but has since left the business.

The KESfit coastal is a 2.5k, 5k or 10k run, walk or cycle from Minnis Bay to Reculver. Start point is in the car park behind The Minnis Restaurant.

The event runs from 10am until 3pm and people can drop in to follow the route at any point between those times.