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Celebrate a year to the Olympics with some Sporting Greats

2012 Open Weekend Sporting Greats challenge Cornwall

London 2012 Open Weekend - Newquay Sports Centre: 24 July, 10am-4pm

Fancy having a go at beating the record times of Usain Bolt, Sir Steve Redgrave or Chris Hoy in a fun and free 2012 community event?

On Sunday 24 July Cornwall Council's Leisure Service and the Cornwall Sports Partnership will be giving us all the chance to take on these heroes' records with a 'Sporting Greats Challenge' at Newquay Sports & Community Centre.   

The 'Sporting Greats Challenge' will offer people, of any age and ability, the opportunity to undertake three fun challenges that puts them up against three of the greatest Olympic Athletes the world has ever seen.

For all the family, the free event will run from 10am until 4pm and is open to anyone to come along and try out the following events:  'Usain Bolt' Challenge - running/walking 1000m in under 9 minutes, 58 seconds; 'Sir Steve Redgrave' Challenge - rowing 1000m in under 6 minutes, 20 seconds; 'Sir Chris Hoy' Challenge - cycling 1km in 6 minutes, 10 seconds. 

There will also be the opportunity to try your hand at judo, wheelchair basketball and fencing, and the Council's New Horizons extreme sports instructors will also be running archery and mountain boarding taster sessions throughout the day.  All of which will be free throughout the day!

The London 2012 Open Weekend is a UK-wide celebration that takes place every year until the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is a great opportunity for anyone and everyone to get excited about the games and to get involved.

There will be food and refreshments available throughout the 'Sporting Greats Challenge' at Newquay Sports & Community Centre; and everyone that takes part in the 'Sporting Greats' Challenges will receive a certificate, plus trophies will be awarded for the fastest times on the day. 

This is your chance to start celebrating the 2012 Olympics as part of your community, so why not come along and have some fun... and try your luck against some sporting legends!

For more information, please contact Newquay Sports & Community Centre on: 01637 875533