Fifty years of athletics track to be marked tomorrow
THE 50th anniversary of a Peterborough athletics track will be marked with an Olympic-themed celebration tomorrow.
Vivacity, Peterborough City Council and Fulbridge Primary School will join forces to celebrate the birthday of the Embankment Ath- letics Track.
Eighty students will take part in a competition, culminating in a relay race celebrating the different nationalities.
Five Olympic banners designed be the students will be on display on the day as part of their studies around the Olympics.
Vivacity has said the event would not be possible without the help of the council and Cllr Charles Swift, who attended the original opening ceremony in 1962.
Nicky Mccready, sports development manager for Vivacity, said: “We’re delighted to be able to commemorate 50 years of this great city centre facility with such a fantastic event, which not only celebrates the spirit of the track in this year of the Olympics, but also captures how important it is to the local communities.”