The Blog

Win in our #RunEveryDay challenge with Ron Hill

Our Run Every Day Challenge is back for 2016 and there are prizes to be won! This October Melton Sports is teaming up once again with Ron Hill, the leading British running brand, to share and celebrate the simple joys of running. The idea is to encourage people to put together their own run streak...

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The mental health benefits of sport

What do Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton, rugby player Jonny Wilkinson, cricketer Andrew Flintoff and tennis star Serena Williams all have in common? Apart from reaching the very top of their sport, they are among a number of stars to have spoken about their battles with mental illness. They have helped to diminish the stigma surrounding...

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Couch to 5k and beyond

Running is probably the best way there is to get fit, lose weight and beat stress – and it’s free. What’s more, if you live in the borough, you don’t have to do it alone for we have Melton Running Club. It meets every Monday at 6.30pm outside the council offices at Parkside and twice...

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The inside story of Leicester’s victorious 2015-16 season

Big news for Foxes’ fans – Melton Sports will be hosting a book signing for 5000-1 The Leicester City Story on Saturday, June 11. This must-have book on City’s fairytale season – subtitled How We Beat The Odds to Become Premier League Champions – has been written by the Leicester Mercury’s chief football writer Rob...

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Big step forward for Melton Sports Village project

Melton Council has voted unanimously to push ahead with the Melton Sports Village project. Next stage is to find a commercial partner to design, build, operate and maintain the new facility. The main features of its ‘leisure vision’ are a 500-seater stadium with 3G artificial pitch for football and rugby and a new indoor eight court...

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Behind the scenes at Gunn & Moore

As a keen cricketer and England cricket supporter I jumped at the chance to visit Gunn & Moore in Nottingham during my university placement at Melton Sports, writes Toby Heaver. Every year it offers sports retailers the chance to attend one of its ‘five star training days’ which involves learning a little about the history...

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How are YOU?

One You is a major new campaign launched by Public Health England targeting adults and in particular those in middle age, writes Toby Heaver. Its aim is to help adults avoid future diseases caused by modern day life by encouraging them to take control of their health to enjoy significant benefits now and in later...

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Calling all Sport Relief superstars!

Here at Melton Sports we take sport seriously but like having fun, too, which is why we’re organising an event for Sport Relief, writes Toby Heaver. Join us on Saturday, March 19, between 10am and 2pm and enter a competition, take part in our sweepstake or buy a cake in our Sport Relief bake-off! How...

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A to Z of Melton Sports

Just for a bit of fun, here is our A to Z about your local independent sport shop! A is for Asics, Adidas and ab wheels. The latter looks like an instrument of torture but will give you a six-pack B is for burpee (picture) and, yes, I had to look that one up C...

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Running so others can walk

There’s a major new event on Melton’s sporting calendar this summer – the Road2Recovery Half Marathon and Fun Run. It’s been inspired by Claire Lomas who to date has raised more than £500,000 for the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (NSIF) to support its groundbreaking research into finding a cure for paralysis. Claire’s story, following a...

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The best sports podcasts

Sports podcasts are becoming increasingly popular so Melton Sports has ridden the airwaves and...

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