Taste of Olympic legacy with FitBeat in Emsworth

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A SPORTING celebration of the 2012 Olympic legacy will take place this summer.

Fitness instructors Ruth Dancer and George ‘Topsy’ Turvey are holding the third FitBeat, which they started in 2011 as a build-up to the games to inspire grass roots sporting participation.

In June they will take over Emsworth Park to put on free training sessions, an It’s a Knock Out event, and a Children’s Olympiad.

There will also be an awards ceremony for the local sporting leader and child who have achieved the most through sport. It will end with a display from local sports clubs.

Ruth, who was the manager of the Eton Dorney Olympic and Paralympic venue, said: ‘The Games were an incredible phenomenon and really brought out the spirit of positivity, human endeavour, courage, commitment, determination and, frankly, just being nice to one another.

‘We are all responsible for making things happen in our community and there are thousands of people who already commit so much of their time, quietly, in the background.

‘These people need help, they need a platform and they need recognition.

‘This is what FitBeat is all about.’

To find out more go to fitbeat.co.uk.