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Activity was the Quay for Be Active Truro

Be Active Bowls

The blood was certainly pumping last week as another Be Active Truro drew huge crowds to the city's annual sports festival.

Organisers of the event - Cornwall Sports Partnership, Totally Truro and Truro City Council created a six day event schedule packed with a huge variety of free sport demos, workshops and come and try sessions to help support more people of all abilities in getting the recommended 30 minutes of activity, five days a week to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Natasha Howard, from Cornwall Sports Partnership, said: "Taking up a new sport or activity can be daunting so this festival offered the ideal opportunity for people to 'have a go' in a fun relaxed environment with family and friends. "
"People have definitely been more inspired by the recent Commonwealth Games to try new sports, and our aim is to raise the profile of where people can access activities they are interested in and to inspire them to try something new using the Get Active Cornwall website as a starting point to find out what is available in their area."

Be Active Fencing

Some of the activities throughout the week included Golf, Bowls, Squash, Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball, Hockey, Climbing Wall, Healthy heart checks, boxing and canoe ergo machines.
Tuesday saw a series of demonstrations and workshops by local gym and fitness centres. Vixystrawberry Pole School gave regular displays of core strength and flexibility while Bornefit showed the power of strength and endurance using tractor tires and heavy weights.
Tuesday was by far the most dramatic day of the week with an inspiring display of technique and skill by Andrei Burton Events, who brought 3 of the top ranked BMX stunt riders in the world to Truro having just smashed 7 world records at another event 2 days earlier.
They were also joined by Cornwall BMX Club offering local enthusiasts a chance to learn from the pros.
Wednesday was Healthy Heart Day where local health providers offered information on; healthy heart checks, postural analysis and a smoothie bike.
Thursday was all about the racket; with a day of tennis challenges hosted by Whirlwind Sports, accompanied by badminton and squash. Truro Fencing Club also returned for another year with demo's and workshops for all ages.
Friday included the annual 'Workplace Sports Day', where teams of four from businesses across Truro took part in old-school sports day competitions complete with the three legged and egg and spoon race!
This year's festival offered the largest variety of sports on offer yet, with the addition of water sports activities on the Saturday to end the event.

Neil Scott, BID Manager for Totally Truro said; "This is the fourth year we have run the Be Active Truro festival, it is such a popular event in the Truro calendar and great to see so much free activity on the quay"


The festival will return to Lemon Quay, Truro again next August.