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Military launch for Festival of Sport...

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 constructed 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 for charity - as well as being a lot of fun.

Adam Prescott Owner and Director of Revolution Fitness Academy said: “We have had this idea in our heads for a while, when the opportunity came to open the Ourburystedmunds Festival of Sport we couldn’t pass it up. With balloon twisters, caricaturists, a climbing wall, food and free nutrition advice, we hope to have something for everyone.”

Major James Milnes who is one of the organisers of Saturday’s challenges said: “Revolution Fitness Academy have been extremely helpful in devising training programmes and fun events, so Saturday is going to be great for participants and spectators alike. We’re also raising money for two very worthwhile charities: Brightstars, which helps children with additional needs; and AFSKP, which raises the aspirations of young people through education, training and health and wellbeing issues.”

As well as being a big weekend on the international sporting stage with the finals of both Wimbledon and Euro 2016 there are also a number of other sporting activities locally. On Sunday the popular charity bike ride Women on Wheels sets off from Nowton Park offering routes of five, 25 and 50 miles. Close by 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.

Chief Executive of Ourburystedmunds Mark Cordell said: “The Festival of Sport was a great success last year with a large number of taster sessions being held for people to try everything from Aerobics to Zumba. I was so pleased that a lot of the town’s sports clubs and teams supported the event and hopefully raised their own profile as well and it’s great that we’re seeing that support again this year.”

The Festival is organised by a partnership including Ourburystedmunds, which manages the Business Improvement District (BID), along with Abbeycroft Leisure, St Edmundsbury Borough and Suffolk County Councils and Suffolk Sport.

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