Return of Festival of Sport in Bury St Edmunds

Launch of Festival of Sport

Pictured: Members of 6th Regiment Army Air Corp, Revolution Fitness, Mark Cordell and Sam Parker (Arc Centre Management) ANL-160407-201313009
Launch of Festival of Sport Pictured: Members of 6th Regiment Army Air Corp, Revolution Fitness, Mark Cordell and Sam Parker (Arc Centre Management) ANL-160407-201313009

Military personnel and staff from Revolution Fitness on Moreton Hall have helped launch the Ourburystedmunds Festival of Sport which opens on Saturday, July 9 in Charter Square.

Revolution Fitness has compiled a day of events, food and entertainment at the arc shopping centre which will host a day of challenges after 6 Regiment Army Air Corps and RAF Honington teamed up with them to plan the event.

It will involve physical challenges including pulling and pushing a car across an arena, to show the level of training that military personnel undertake and help raise money.

The charities are Brightstars, which helps children with additional needs, and AFSKP, which raises the aspirations of young people through education, training and health and wellbeing issues.

Adam Prescott, owner and director of Revolution Fitness, said: “With balloon twisters, caricaturists, a climbing wall, food and free nutrition advice, we hope to have something for everyone.”

There are also a number of other sporting events locally at the weekend including Women on Wheels from Nowton Park on Sunday.

At the Victory Sports Ground there’s Twenty20 cricket and a host of other activities and tasters in the town centre - many of them free.

The Apex will host free exercise classes including HIIT (high intensity-interval training) led by Samantha Hardingham which start on Sunday and teach busy mums how to get fit in just four minutes a day.

There will also be exercise classes for mums with babies and toddlers plus tai-chi, yoga tasters and belly dancing.

Visit Ourburystedmunds.com/festivalofsport