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Test running skills out at new tracks to get people fit
8:58am Thursday 9th August 2012 in London Olympics 2012 - Latest News
Aspiring Olympians in Otley and Horsforth are urged to test their running skills at the local park.
Leeds City Council has marked out running tracks of various lengths at 19 green spaces across the city, including Wharfeme-adows Park and Horsforth Hall Park, to help people get fit.
The local authority hopes the temporary tracks will encour-age people, already inspired by what they have seen at this year’s Olympics to use their parks more for exercise.
Executive member for the environment, Councillor Mark Dobson, said: “They say the best ideas are the most simple, and these running tracks offer a great way for people to be inspired by the stars of London 2012 and recreate their efforts in their local park in Leeds.
“Parks offer a fantastic venue for people to get fit in great surroundings, so we look forward to seeing people of all ages making use of the tracks in the coming weeks and, who knows, this may even set an athletics star of the future on the path to Olympic glory.”