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Rabble revives playground games for adults at Christchurch Park, Ipswich, to make exercise fun

PUBLISHED: 12:15 13 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:15 13 August 2017

The Rabble group at the first session in Christchurch Park, l-r, Clara Porteous, Joanne Chainey, Louise Hicky, Amelia Deuchars and Anna Mille. Picture: NIGE BROWN

The Rabble group at the first session in Christchurch Park, l-r, Clara Porteous, Joanne Chainey, Louise Hicky, Amelia Deuchars and Anna Mille. Picture: NIGE BROWN

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There was ducking, diving and flying through the air as adults revived playground games at Ipswich’s latest exercise group.

Instructor, Clara Porteous. Picture: NIGE BROWNInstructor, Clara Porteous. Picture: NIGE BROWN

Rabble, an organisation set up to “transform exercise into games”, held its first session in Christchurch Park on Saturday morning.

Session leader Clara Porteous said turn out was low, but those who did take part had a “good laugh”.

“I don’t think they knew quite what they were letting themselves in for,” she added.

“They couldn’t believe just how hard they worked.”

The group warm up for their games. Picture;NIGE BROWNThe group warm up for their games. Picture;NIGE BROWN

The hour-long session on Saturday saw adults of all abilities play games of dodgeball, tag and jailbreak.

Future sessions are planned for Tuesdays and Saturday, with hopes more will attend.

“If fitness seems really boring or tiresome to you, then come along - it will change your mind completely,” said Ms Porteous.

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