Gym with a great view impresses athlete Liz

Olympic marathon runner Liz Yelling shows pupils from Hayling School how to keep fit.

Olympic marathon runner Liz Yelling shows pupils from Hayling School how to keep fit.

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AN OLYMPIC marathon runner showed off her athletic prowess as she limbered up at a state-of-the-art outdoor gym on Hayling Island.

Liz Yelling, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist and two-time Olympic runner, officially opened the adizone gym at Eastoke Corner yesterday.

She said the views of the Solent were definitely among the perks.

‘Personally, I think this open-air gym is a fantastic opportunity for people of all abilities to use this facility,’ said the 36-year-old.

‘There are 37 gyms like this all across the country giving free opportunities to encourage a healthier lifestyle for everyone.

‘Maybe it will give budding athletes the inspiration to follow their dreams in sport as I did. A fantastic beach location too!’

Adidas joined forces with Havant Borough Council to launch the £300,000 gym.

The crowds yesterday were entertained with displays from 2nd 2 Nun dance troupe, Gareth Smith, Jordan O’Neill, Tega Alex and Mark Hocking, and special guest Bboy Silk.

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