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Galashiels to Get a Taste of Parkour

The growing urban sport of Parkour involves physical movement including running, jumping, and swinging using the built environment as an outdoor gym.

The sessions, hosted by Access Parkour coaches, will use specially constructed scaffolding and a variety of games and challenges to teach some of the basic movements of the sport including safe landing skills, swinging and vaulting.

The workshops will take place over four Sundays starting on October 25th with different time-slots for children, young people and adults.

Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of Borders Sport and Leisure said: “We have held Parkour sessions in Peebles and it was exceptionally popular.  We are always looking at innovative ways to encourage people to get more active and Parkour is a different approach. It is fun, physical and non-competitive and works to improve movement, mobility and strength in a highly enjoyable and yet demanding way.”

 

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