Mixed views on whether freerunning is causing problems in Wisbech

IN answer to your question does freerunning cause problems in Wisbech (May 18).

As a mother of a 14-year-old boy with special needs it is the most dangerous thing to be put on the front cover of your paper for a long time.

My son has mood swings. Sometimes he is no good for anything, has no friends etc etc and other times he is indestructible. The last time he felt indestructible he wanted to climb onto the top of Tesco’s roof and back flip onto the road below.

The pictures you printed just made it a reality for him.

Pictures of these freerunners standing on top of buildings in Wisbech has now become something which he wants to take part in.


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I am sure there are other parents in Wisbech and surrounding areas with children with similar problems and my heart goes out to them.

I am afraid I can only class parkour as dangerous and irresponsible, definitely not an art!

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ANON

READING your article on May 18 about the parkour “nuisance”.

I don’t believe it is a problem, it is giving the young people of Wisbech something new to learn and do. It is energetic and requires a level of great fitness.

It has kept me out of a lot of trouble and I have not had anyone complain when me and my friends practise in town.

I don’t believe people should persecute a small group of athletes when there is a huge group that do it in King’s Lynn and there is talk of them getting a parkour frame.

I believe that parkour is a great skill and takes time, practice and determination to pull off a range of amazing tricks and skills.

JOHN EDWARDS

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