£2.3 million Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Community Athletics Facility at Witton Country Park. Welcome to our brand new £2.3 million Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Community Athletics Facility at Witton Country Park. Located at our site is a state of the art 6 lane 80m indoor sprint track, 400m outdoor athletics track, fitness studio and a 45 station gym complete with a free weights and functional area.
Home to Blackburn Harriers and Athletics Club; the new facility will include:
Improved changing facilities
Warm up/education room/social space and club room
Indoor 80 metre warm up/training track (6 lanes)
45 station Fitness Suite with free weight area and changing facilities
Star Trac BoxMaster Quad Station with Kickpads
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Councillor Damien Talbot, Executive Member for Culture, Leisure, Sport and Young People, said: “This facility will transform athletics in the borough and will be for the benefit of everyone. We hope it will encourage more young people to take up sport and help make our current talented athletes even better. We have worked with Blackburn Harriers to create a first class venue which will hopefully create the next Olympians.”
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Witton Park Arena - The only gym in the borough with spectacular views! Let us know why you love WPA! ❤
Did you know you can use the track at Witton as part of your membership? The track is slightly spongy which dampens impact on your joints which is great for both long distance running and sprints! Give the reception team a call for availability on 01254 666966.
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Our led walks are perfect for anyone just starting on their physical activity journey. Being active outdoors offers one of the most reliable boosts to your mental and physical wellbeing. Our health walks last 30 minutes and start from various venues throughout our communities. We also have a variety of walks led by volunteers which last a little longer and cover a greater distance. For more information, click the link below or contact the Wellbeing Service on 01254 682037 / firstname.lastname@example.org
WE MADE IT! We're now 12 weeks into 2018! You should be really feeling the changes in your body and seeing improvement. Is everyone else noticing the changes in your body? How are your resolutions going? Let us know how our centre has helped you on the way to your goals!
🐣 🐣 EASTER OPENING TIMES 🐣 🐣 Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre: - Friday 30th March, Good Friday - CLOSED 🚫 - Saturday 31st March - NORMAL TIMES ✅ - Sunday 1st April, Easter Sunday - CLOSED 🚫 - Monday 2nd April, Bank Holiday - CLOSED 🚫 Darwen Leisure Centre: - Friday 30th March, Good Friday - CLOSED 🚫 - Saturday 31st March - NORMAL TIMES ✅ - Sunday 1st April, Easter Sunday - CLOSED 🚫 - Monday 2nd April, Bank Holiday - CLOSED 🚫 Witton Park Arena: - Friday 30th March, Good Friday - CLOSED 🚫 - Saturday 31st March - NORMAL TIMES ✅ - Sunday 1st April, Easter Sunday - NORMAL TIMES ✅ - Monday 2nd April, Bank Holiday - CLOSED 🚫
Don't get caught napping! Energise your day and get down to the gym or take on one of our early morning classes! What's your favourite early morning class? Check out the timetable online here → http://bit.ly/2D0lS9U
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💪 💪 PLANK CHALLENGE IS BACK 💪 💪 Start practising now and get ready for the return of The Plank Challenge this April! Everyone can win a prize 🎁 🎁
Did you know, not drinking enough water can majorly affect your performance? You should start any exercise session well hydrated. This means drinking water regularly throughout the day. If you workout in the morning, have a drink of water as soon as you wake up and drink as much as you can throughout your session.
🐣 🐣 THIS EASTER 🐣 Blackburn Rovers Community Trust are holding multi sports camp at Darwen Leisure Centre for boys and girls aged 7 - 11. ⚽ ⚽ ⚽ The four day camp will run from 3rd – 6th April, 2018, 9.00am - 3.00pm. It is £12 per day, per child or £40 for the full four days. TO BOOK: please contact Blackburn Rovers Community Trust on 01254 508 256 or via http://www.brfctrust.co.uk/Community/book-here/school-holiday-camps#goalkeeper-and-striker-camp Places are limited, book now to avoid disappointment! ⚽ ⚽ ⚽
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10k run completed🏃🏼
You see this awesome lot? They are most of #Group6 who just SMASHED their C25K 9-week plan. We've got the Celebration Run on Saturday when they will officially run 5k - all achieved by motivation, determination and teamwork. Group 6... It's been a pleasure!! #grouprunblackburn #fitfam #runningfamily #smallbutmighty #smallchanges #fitness #exercise #motivation #confidence #teamwork #SMASHEDIT
Not every NFA finalist can boast having its own on site running track! Great to visit Witton Park Arena today and find out more about the club's rehabilitation work. #gyms #fitness #workout #rehabilitation #running #nationalfitnessawards #finalists
Bouncy castle as a station in circuit for a birthday tonight, exercise that's fun is the way forward.
What a great #wednesdaysocialrun... a big uphill, Lesley joining us as part of her virtual #marathon401 and some lovely new, old and regular faces. #socialrun #grouprunblackburn #runlikeyoustolesomething #smallbutmighty #smallbutperfectlyformed #fitfam #fitness #motivation #exercise
The #wednesdaysocialrun where Claire definitely didn't join us *innocent face* We also discussed buying a disused ice cream van to have as a mobile water station, the fact that we don't run UP Wainaright Bridge enough and our favourite and most hated 10k races. And then home in time for Great British Bake Off. Job done! #socialrun #grouprunblackburn #runlikeyoustolesomething #GroupRunWaterStation #fitness #motivation #exercise #fitfam #c25k #smallbutmighty #GBBO
New PB at Witton #parkrun on the #Beast
Thank you @sophiehitchon for spending time with the young Blackburn harriers tonight. Danielle and Jack loved seeing you and your Bronze medal. #inspiration
Just run 22.5 mile with this guy and we didn't look this fresh 3.5 hours later. @jons_running_life #runningbuddy #brr #marathontraining
A tough, slightly damp but thoroughly enjoyable interval training session. HUGE thanks to the lovely Rachael for pushing us through and we covered just over 5k too!! #grouprunblackburn #runlikeyoustolesomething #intervaltraining #thisgirlcan #runlikeagirl #fitness #motivation #exercise