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Military boost pays for park workout

A new Parkour facility has been created in Endcliffe Park.
Cllr Penny Baker, Cllr Roger Davison and Cllr Diana Stimely, who campaigned for funding to build it

A new Parkour facility has been created in Endcliffe Park. Cllr Penny Baker, Cllr Roger Davison and Cllr Diana Stimely, who campaigned for funding to build it

Fitness-lovers can work out in military style - after funding from the Army paid for new equipment in a Sheffield park.

Endcliffe Park is now home to a training facility for Parkour, a French discipline using movement which was originally developed for military purposes.

It allows people to work out by running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, and jumping.

Ecclesall councillor Diana Stimely campaigned for the £20,000 grant from the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Community Covenant Scheme.

She said: “We want to welcome even more people to one of Sheffield’s best-loved parks and provide positive activities for children and young people.

“The covenant is a great scheme, which helps to build links between the armed forces and the local community .

“I’m delighted we’ve secured this equipment, which will help young people get fit and love their local park.”

 
 
 

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