Beccles Olympics Celebrates Countdown to London 2012

Beccles celebrated the one year countdown to the London 2012 Olympics yesterday, by hosting it’s own Olympic event

The town on Beccles turned out in numbers yesterday to see the streets packed with hopeful competitors on the Beccles Olympics.The events included the Chariots of Fire Race, triathlon, synchronised swimming and diving competition.

The Chariots of Fire race saw competitors run around the Newmarket, to the sound of the clock striking noon. The race had both serious and recreational runners, including the local lido lifeguards and Waveney MP Peter Aldous.

The triathlon also saw competitors do laps of the Chariots race, plus a cycle route around Beccles and finishing off with the laps of the Lido Pool.

One of the days backers, local business woman Christine Pinsent told the EDP of the events brilliant success,

“It’s gone really well and there’s been great atmosphere in town. The races went amazingly well and the triathlons whizzed by and I am just really pleased with the way it’s gone.”

As well as athletics, the town also hosted a Great British market and a puppet theatre, to finish off a brilliant day in Beccles. It’s great to see such a patriotic celebration of the countries sporting events, with everyone getting involved.

As Beccles looks forward to this summer, have a look at what else is happening in the town, by visiting our What’s On page.

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