Success for return of ActivIpswich pentathlon to get over 50s into regular sport
PUBLISHED: 17:24 15 December 2017 | UPDATED: 17:24 15 December 2017
Dozens of over 50s took part in the return of the ActivIpswich pentathlon, which puts on sport taster sessions to get older people into regular activity and exercise in a social environment.
The challenge featured people aged 50 upwards trying their hand at pickleball – a racquet sport combining elements of tennis and badminton – yoga, squash, gymnastics and athletics, across five weeks.
The project aims to help those who don’t take part in regular sport or activity to give it a go in a space where they can make new friends and enjoy the sessions at a leisurely pace.
Mike McCarthy from ActivIpswich said: “The response to this challenge event has been brilliant.
“It really has been inspirational to see such enthusiasm and commitment to giving sport a go, particularly from people who are not usually regular sports participants.”
Call 01473 345350 to find out more about getting involved.