Posts Tagged ‘sport blogs’

Bupa Great Birmingham Run 2012

The Bupa Great Birmingham Run, is probably better known as the Birmingham Half Marathon. The organisation of the event by Bupa is now in its second year, and it is the largest half marathon in the Midlands and one of the fastest growing half marathons in the UK. It was originally known simply as the […]

Watches for the Sporty and Fashionable Man

When you consider accessories for most sports, rarely do people think of a watch. Wearing ‘jewellery’ can be a health hazard in some sports, but in others a watch is essential. Activities such as racing, mountain climbing and diving require a watch to keep track of the time when a phone or mobile device is […]

Equestrianism and Sport

In the UK, equestrianism covers a wide variety of horse riding and one of the most popular areas of equestrianism is through sport. Using horses in sport or as part of sport in the UK dates back hundreds of years, from dueling and racing, to horse riding during hunting. The main sports in which a […]

Triathlon as a Growing Sport

The 2012 Olympic Games in London highlighted one of the UK’s fastest growing and most enduring sporting events “the triathlon”. A triathlon is a multiple stage competition which involves the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines. The word “triathlon” comes from the Greek language and was made up of two words which were […]

Mountain Biking Past and Present

Mountain biking first started becoming popular in the 1970s.  The term ‘mountain bike’ is basically a bicycle which is designed for off-road use, travelling over rocks, through woods, steep inclines, dirt trails and generally rough terrain. The history of mountain biking is a bit of a mish mash of cyclo-cross from Europe and the Roughstuff […]

Outdoor Sports Clothing

If you’re the type of sports person who loves the outdoors then it’s quite likely you’ll be starting to think about investing in a few warmer outdoor garments in preparation for the cold winter months. Rock climbers, skiers, snowboarder, hikers, cyclists, runners and other sports men and women who enjoy the outdoors will know the […]

Becoming A Personal Trainer (PT) UK

The emphasis on health and fitness seems to be increasing, with UK doctors advising patients to sign up with their local gym for a variety of reasons such as tackling obesity, regaining mobility after illness or an operation and battling cancer or other diseases. Many people can join a gym, take up running, cycling or […]

Greek Olympian Papachristou expelled for ‘racist tweet’

The BBC have reported how a Greek Olypic athlete has been banned from the Greek Olympic team after making what have been deemed as racist remarks on her twitter account. Papachristou was due to compete in the London 2012 Games, which officially start this Friday. But the Hellenic Olympic Committee said her posts mocking African […]

Tips For Skiing And Snowboarding In Tirol

The Arlberg in Tirol offers the superb conditions not just for downhill skiing, but also for snowboarding and more. With an altitude of up to 2800m this area has proven itself to be the most reliable for excellent snowcover. The season lasts from 1st of December to 21st of April. There are several lovely resorts […]

The Marathon Runner

Roughly nine years ago, I started running. I’d given up smoking and coudn’t even run for a bus without wheezing, so I decided to give this much loved (by some) sport and form of exercise a go. I asked my friend Temi, if he fancied training with me. We were both office workers at the […]