PICTURES: Royal seal of approval as Princess Anne opens Gloucester athletics track
By Bodger21 | Thursday, February 21, 2013, 14:24
Princess Anne opens Blackbridge Athletics Track at Podsmead.
Princess Anne was in Gloucester this morning to officially open the city's Blackbridge Athletics Track.
The track, off Podsmead Road, has undergone a £380,000 makeover financed by Gloucester City Council, Sport England and local athletes.
ÂÂ¿It will be run by Gloucester Athletics Track Management Ltd and will enable a range of club and county fixtures to take place.
Richard Blackwell, a director of the charity, said: "This is a huge honour, not just for the new track but for the sport in the city.
"It is a great privilege to be afforded a royal visit and we are extremely grateful to the many people who have made this event possible."