AN OLYMPIAN is visiting the town to join the community for a free day of fitness.

Colin Jackson has had a successful 20 years in athletics, will be coming to Langley Leisure Centre tomorrow (Saturday) to mark the sites official re-opening from 11am onwards.

Colin Jackson competed in the 110-metre hurdles, and won an Olympic silver medal in the sport. He also set a world record in the hurdles at the 1993 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) world championship, which was unbroken for over 13 years.

Mr Jackson will will take part in question and answer and autograph signing session from 11am to noon at the leisure centre. The Olympian will then get involved in a special circuits class from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, demonstrating how he stays in shape.

Free swim sessions will also be hosted in the newly-refurbished swimming pool from 11.30am to 5pm.

Sally Thomas-Ellis, contract manager for Everybody Active, which manage the facility, said: “We are thrilled to be opening up Langley Leisure Centre to the public and allowing people to come and enjoy its brilliant facilities for free. We have received a lot of positive feedback since the doors first reopened in June, and I hope this day will give more people the chance to come and see the vast improvements that have been made.

“Having Colin Jackson with us will be fantastic. Training alongside such an established sportsman is a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I’d encourage people to sign up quickly to avoid disappointment.”

Availability for the circuits class with Mr Jackson is limited. To book a space, visit