Wycombe’s new Athletics Complex was opened yesterday, with help from more than 100 students.

Pupils from Burford School spent the morning competing in athletics challenges as part of their sports day.

Chairman of Wycome District Council, Councillor Lesley Clarke, officially opened the track and was joined by Counillor Suzanne Brown, Marlow's mayor.

The athletics track at Little Marlow is managed by The Adventure Learning Foundation trust on behalf of Wycombe District Council.

Councillor Clarke said: “The Wycombe District Athletics Complex is certainly an impressive new venue and something the council and the Adventure Learning Foundation are very proud of.

“I'd like to thank The Little Marlow Trust for offering us the land on which this facility is now built.

“By building this new track here at Little Marlow, it has enabled a new multi-million pound sports and leisure centre to be built at Handy Cross whilst the current sports centre stays open for business.

“The district will soon have wonderful sporting facilities for us and future generations to enjoy.”

Amanda Foister, CEO of the Adventure Learning Foundation said: “We are thrilled to be working with Wycombe District Council on this exciting project and look forward to the essential building work being completed, so that we can throw open the doors to the public in the spring.”

The new athletics complex, which boasts an eight-lane running track, has telescopic floodlights, thought to be a world-first.

Activities which can be accommodated at the athletics complex include steeple chase circuits, sprint, hurdle, long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, discus, hammer throw, javelin and shot put.