Park­our

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

Park­our be­gan in France, and in­volves skill­ful gymnastics-type move­ments over, un­der and through city build­ings. Ex­perts in this ac­tiv­ity are called Traceurs, and to see them in ac­tion is po­etry in mo­tion. They aim to move from one point to an­other as smoothly, ef­fi­ciently and quickly as pos­si­ble. Park­our’s unof­fi­cial motto is ‘‘to be and to last’’, partly re­lat­ing to the aim to avoid in­jury as you jump from build­ing to build­ing and fall from a height. As with many sports, a very high level of ath­leti­cism is need to par­tic­i­pate in Park­our, though com­pe­ti­tion is against its phi­los­o­phy. Park­our has ap­peared in a few movies, such as Casino Royale and The Bourne Ul­ti­ma­tum, which has helped to demon­strate this un­usual pas­time to the world.

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