The Blog

Why Small Business Saturday is good for us all

Small Business Saturday, launched in the UK last year, returns on Saturday, December 6 and, as one of the ‘little guys’ on the high street, I hope you’ll support it. It’s for family businesses, local shops, cafes/restaurants and service businesses and last year, according to sponsors American Express, 43 per cent of shoppers chose specifically...

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Own a piece of Tigers’ history

Melton Sports will be hosting a very special event on Friday, December 5 as the town switches on its Christmas lights. Sports fans are invited to join us between 4pm and 7pm for a book signing to celebrate the recent launch of the Leicester Tigers Official History Book. And among those due to put in...

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Common injuries and how to prevent them

Many of the sports we love are of a repetitive high impact nature so injuries are all too common. So we can continue to enjoy our sport it’s important to remember that it is easier to prevent injury than to treat it . Here, therefore, are some tips to keep you fit as well as...

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The best sports books of 2014

Christmas is coming so what better gift for your sports mad nearest and dearest than a top sports book? This year I really enjoyed reading The Climb by Chris Froome, winner of the 100th Tour De France, and Running My Life by Seb Coe, one of my all-time sporting heroes. But which other 2014 sports...

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Your guide to winter training

As the nights draw in and there’s a real nip in the air it’s tempting to ease off when it comes to your fitness but this needn’t be the case. Melton Sports has come up with 10 top tips to help you maintain your training regime throughout the winter months so you emerge fitter and...

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Be part of England’s sporting history

It’s been a great summer of sport with the FIFA World Cup, Commonwealth Games and European Athletics Championships and there’s still the Ryder Cup and cycling’s Tour of Britain to come. But now is the time to be on your blocks if you want to be part of one of 2015’s major sporting events –...

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How to start running

Running is for everyone, but if you haven’t really run before how do you get started? The key is to build up your fitness gradually . . . and you start by walking. Walk for a time that feels comfortable and once you can walk for 30 minutes easily, add one to two minute running...

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A new sports shop for Melton

Melton has been without a sports shop – until now that is – for about eight years so I’m delighted to be picking up the baton. But what makes this more special is the fact I am following in the footsteps of a Melton institution – Allsports. This fondly remembered shop served the town and...

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So, why open a sports shop?

It’s a question I’ve asked myself repeatedly over the last two months with so many hurdles to overcome before I could even open! Put simply, I believe a town the size of Melton should have one and if no-one else was in a position to start one up then I should take up the challenge....

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Not sporty? There’s still an activity for you

What do you do if you’re not sporty but want to be fitter and...

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