PICTURES: Royal seal of approval as Princess Anne opens Gloucester athletics track

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By Bodger21 | Thursday, February 21, 2013, 14:24

by Citizen News

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.

PICTURES: Princess Anne opens Blackbridge Athletics Track

¿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."

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