Hundreds turn out for Slacklining

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MORE than a thousand spectators descended on Skegness beach to watch competitors from across Europe take part in the first UK Slackline competition.

Saturday’s event, hosted by East Lindsey District Council in association with Tri-Slacklining UK, featured a professional competition and a beginners’ tournament and was watched by an estimated 1,500 spectators.

Portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism Coun Adam Grist said: “This was a fantastic day which saw hundreds of local residents and visitors try out this exciting new sport. Slacklining is another new event to our coast and one that created a real buzz, whilst also attracting new people to the area.”

Slacklining is the art of balancing on a bouncy tightrope.