Searching for older Bury St Edmunds folk who exercise regularly

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The search is on to find the oldest people in Bury St Edmunds still regularly taking part in exercise.

Sam Reid is organising an event at Moreton Hall on Friday (May 20) and wants to find older people who are keeping fit to inspire others.

She said: “I already have a gentleman who, through certain health conditions, decided to take up running and in his 70s is still enjoying the outdoor freedom to run with the Pacers, but it would be fantastic to have inspiring people who still exercise regularly in their 80s and 90s to show age is not a barrier.”

The ‘Golden Ticket Event’ aims to get people over 50 to check their mobility and range of movement with a ‘health MOT’. There will be a ‘sit to stands’ challenge and a number of health service advisers on hand including Arthritis Action, Abbeyfield Clinic Osteopath, Age UK Suffolk and Cardiac Rehab.

It will take place from noon to 3pm at Christ Church Moreton Hall, in Lawson Place. Tickets cost £3. For more details, call 07850 207365.