pn3836 Health Selfy 1TEESSIDE tornado Richard Kilty has launched a fun competition encouraging people to share their “Healthy Selfies”.

The 60m World and European Indoor Champion has joined forces with Middlesbrough Council’s sports and leisure team Active Middlesbrough for the pictures win prizes idea.

Healthy Selfie asks members of the public across all ages and athletic abilities to take selfies of themselves doing something active for the chance to win a year’s family membership at the new Middlesbrough Sports Village, which is due to open in May.

Richard was joined by members of Swift-tees community running group based at Hemlington to launch the competition on the new running track at the facility.

The runner also gave words of advice and inspiration to the group, which regularly attracts up to 200 runners per week, before taking individual selfies with the runners.

pn3836 Health Selfy 3Councillor Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Environment, said “We are delighted that Richard, fresh from winning his gold medal in Prague, has given his time to encourage others to keep active.

“We are always delighted and proud to see Richard training on the track, he is an inspiration for both young and old alike.”

• To enter the competition, upload your healthy selfie as a comment on Active Middlesbrough’s Facebook page. The picture with the most ‘likes’ by 12 noon on May 1 wins the prize which is worth £720.