Pumped with new track

Marlborough Express - - FRONT PAGE -

Cory said they had been ask­ing for the track for ‘‘about eight years’’.

The course was go­ing to help with his moun­tain­bik­ing and motocross skills, Hunter said.

The aim of the pump track was to gen­er­ate speed by ‘pump­ing’ your body weight up and down on the hills so you didn’t have to pedal.

The board of trus­tees ap­proved the pump track in May, less than a month be­fore it opened.

School deputy prin­ci­pal Mike Wil­son said the chil­dren were ec­static about the new pump track.

He said they had planned it for some time, but Todd picked up the idea and ran with it, so ‘‘it hap­pened re­ally fast’’.

Track de­signer and builder Chris Mil­don said build­ing some­thing for peo­ple and chil­dren to en­joy made his job so sat­is­fy­ing.

‘‘This project is far more sat­is­fy­ing than build­ing some­thing for [me] to en­joy.’’

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