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Event: Strong man bus pull at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
Date: Friday 15 June, 12.30pm and 1.30pm
Venue: Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, Attercliffe Common, Sheffield, S9 3TL
Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park in top gear for Move More bus pull
The world’s strongest junior will bare his biceps to pull a double decker bus along the 100m track at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.
To celebrate the city’s Move More Month, strong man Paul Smith – the youngest person to hold England’s Strongest Man title in 2016-2017 – will haul the 12-tonne vehicle along the track in the centre of the park.
Blackpool saw him pull Blackpool transports 30th anniversary bus with 50 passengers onboard see here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kW4wiITaCI&t=1s
Paul Smith, 24, from Sheffield, is one of Ultimate Strongman’s Junior Competitors. He won the U23 World Championship in Canada against a strong line up of competitors from all over the world.
The Move More event will take place on Friday 15 June at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, Attercliffe Common, with two bus pulls at 12.30pm and 1.30pm.
There will also be a weightlifting display by Sheffield’s Hallam Barbell Weightlifting Club and the chance to try out the sport.
Members of the public can take a Power Test Challenge on one of Wosskow Brown’s special Watt Bikes – ride the bike for a 10 second burst and the dial on the bike will give a measure of ‘power’.
Specialists from SIV will be on hand to provide information about health and wellbeing opportunities, activities and events in the local area, including sessions at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield and iceSheffield, both part of Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.
The third annual Move More Month is encouraging the people of Sheffield to get active and record their physical activity during June to see how many combined minutes the city can clock up.
Movements can be logged on smart phones by a new and free Move More Sheffield app. Once downloaded, the app automatically tracks activity and clocks up users Move More Minutes. It’s part of a bid to make Sheffield the most active city in the UK by 2020.
Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is one of a number of locations across the city where the public can play Move More hopscotch.
For more information, visit www.olympiclegacypark.co.uk, follow @OLPSheffield on Twitter, like our Olympic Legacy Park page on Facebook or search Legacy Park Ltd on LinkedIn.
Interview, photos and filming opportunities will be available with strong man Paul Smith, plus directors of Move More Month. Journalists can ride on the bus while it is being pulled.
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Social media hashtag: #MoveMore
Twitter handle: @OLPSheffield @movemoresheff
Notes to editors:
- Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is a 2012 Olympic Legacy hub for health and wellbeing collaborative research and learning.
- Legacy Park Ltd is a joint venture between Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield City Council, created to deliver the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.
- On the 60-acre Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EISS), iceSheffield, Altitude, Don Valley Bowl, the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC, Oasis Academy Don Valley, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus, 3G pitch, Indoor Arena, Stadium, Hotel and park environment including 100m sprint track, Outdoor City Run Route cycle paths and green open spaces.
- Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) is set to create innovations that will ‘improve the health of the nation’, tackling key issues such as static levels of physical activity, rising obesity and mental health whilst also attracting new jobs and investment to the region.
- The £3.5 million Park Community Arena will be the new home for the Sheffield Sharks basketball team and MLS Contracts Ltd. The multi-purpose, indoor facility will have three courts and seating for up to 2,500 spectators.
- Oasis Academy Don Valley, an all-through inclusive Academy for children aged 2-16, opened on the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park with its first class in September 2015. The Academy will grow year on year until it reaches full capacity in 2021.
- University Technical College (UTC) Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, part of the UTC Sheffield Academy Trust, is a college for 13 to 19-year olds, specialising in Health Sciences, Sport Science and Computing. Students can start in Y9, Y10 or Y12 to study a combination of GCSEs/A Levels and a technical specialism (OCR Cambridge Technicals and Nationals).
- Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park will become a research hub for Sheffield’s new National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine using physical activity as medicine and the city of Sheffield as a ‘living laboratory’ for the testing of new innovations.
- Concept designs for the Centre for Child Health Technology and the Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Research and Innovation Centre have been developed by HLM Sheffield.
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