Yoga key to Leeds model’s Miss England triumph

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A Leeds model has a local yoga studio to thank after winning the fitness category in the Miss England contest.

Pearl-Susanne Davison, of Headingley, was crowned Miss England Sportswoman 2016 at the beauty pageant’s national final in Southport this summer.

The psychiatric nurse came out top in a boot camp competition involving all 50 regional heat winners, and the Miss Leeds runner-up has now been offered sponsorship and free membership by Yoga Kula in Chapel Allerton, where she trains.

Pearl-Susanne, a part-time bodybuilder, began attending the yoga classes last year.

“After the first session, I felt amazing and I couldn’t wait to go back. With a busy and stressful job as a mental health nurse it a perfect release from anxiety and stress,” she said.

“I can roll out my mat and just literally let go. It has helped massively with my bikini competitions, entering Miss England and stage anxiety. Yoga has helped me find a balance between my other methods of exercise such as weight lifting and high-intensity classes.”

Pearl-Susanne studied at the University of Leeds’s School of Healthcare.

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Early Morning Light on Harold Park with Swans in the foreground

The park is named after Harold Gathorn Hardy who died in 1881 at the age of 32. Harold helped establish the family run Low Moor Ironworks.In 1899 a recreation ground was added to the park, while in the early 20th century Low Moor Gala was held raising money for local hospitals. In 1931 Horsfall playing fields were added to the park, in 2014 these became a Queen Elizabeth II Playing fields and also contains Horsfall Stadium.

Harold Park is a small urban park in Low Moor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. The park is open all day all year round. To the immediate north of Harold Park is Horsfall Stadium home to Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Albion Sports A.F.C. Park Dam is a short walking distance to the south.

The park has been given a Green Flag Award and the Platinum award from The Royal Horticultural Society Yorkshire in Bloom for open spaces.

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