Armageddon rocks King’s Lynn market place

Free sports taster day on the Tuesday Market Place, Lynn ANL-150531-100521009
Free sports taster day on the Tuesday Market Place, Lynn ANL-150531-100521009

Lynn’s historic Tuesday Market Place has seen many things over the years but never Armageddon.

Fitness classes, climbing walls and ramps were set up on the revamped Market Place to give shoppers a chance to sample some of the many sports that are on offer to people in this area.

Free sports taster day on the Tuesday Market Place, Lynn'Max D'Aloia ANL-150531-100532009

Free sports taster day on the Tuesday Market Place, Lynn'Max D'Aloia ANL-150531-100532009

Alive Leisure along with a number of West Norfolk clubs organised a sports taster day in the town centre on Saturday.

More than 500 people enjoyed trying out cycling, skating and much more.

Sports development manager Adam Garford was delighted with the session’s success.

He said: “It was a fantastic day and really busy.

Free sports taster day on the Tuesday Market Place, Lynn'Sam Grant 16 ANL-150531-100607009

Free sports taster day on the Tuesday Market Place, Lynn'Sam Grant 16 ANL-150531-100607009

“The aim of the day was to show what Alive Leisure has to offer, along with some of the local clubs, for the people who enjoyed the session.

“Overall, the day was a success and I think we will look to do it again in the future.”

The aim of the event was to showcase the sporting opportunities available in West Norfolk along with the services offered at centres such as Lynnsport.

Class instructors put on Body Attack and Armageddon sessions, with music, during the five-hour event.

Free sports taster day on the Tuesday Market Place, Lynn'Max D'Aloia ANL-150531-100543009

Free sports taster day on the Tuesday Market Place, Lynn'Max D'Aloia ANL-150531-100543009

People of all ages enjoyed scaling the climbing wall.

Members of the Hanger Climbing Club were also on hand to talk to visitors.

BMX riders and staff from the Shed put on demonstrations on the half pipe ramp which was set up on the day.

Lynn Community Football brought along an inflatable pitch which proved popular with youngsters.

Free sports taster day on the Tuesday Market Place, Lynn ANL-150531-100510009

Free sports taster day on the Tuesday Market Place, Lynn ANL-150531-100510009

The St Ayles Skiffs built by Lynn Coastal Rowing Club were also part of the day’s features.

The group is looking for rowers to race the boat along the river.

The Go Ride Cycling Club also took part in the session.

Mini Tennis was organised by the Lawn Tennis Association.