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Run for your life – it’s running month at Melton Sports

September 19 2018

October is Running Month at Melton Sports with our #RunEveryDay challenge, Beat the Clocks promotion and a free sports massage clinic. Running is one of the most effective ways to get fit, lose weight and improve both your heart health and mental well-being so we think it deserves its own month in the sporting calendar....

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Summer camps to keep youngsters active and entertained

June 14 2018

We love our football at Melton Sports and will be glued to the World Cup but summer is a time to have a break from the ‘beautiful game’ and try other sports. And with the holidays upon us we thought parents might like a taste of what is on offer to keep youngsters active and...

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Highlights of the sporting year ahead

January 17 2017

It’s not a World Cup or Olympic year but there are plenty of top sporting events to watch out for in 2017 and you can catch a number of them live with a bit of foresight. It also promises to be a big breakthrough year for women’s cricket, rugby and football. Personally I’m looking forward...

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Melton Sports’ Twelve Days of Christmas

November 10 2016

As the festive season is fast approaching here is Melton Sports’ version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. It’s packed full of gift ideas for the sporty people and sports fans in your life. All together now, ‘On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . . 1 British &...

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Couch to 5k and beyond

June 17 2016

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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Running so others can walk

February 17 2016

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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Six Nations, new promotions and arrivals – your February newsletter

January 29 2016

Ready for kick-off? The RBS Six Nations gets under on February 6 with England hoping to put a disappointing World Cup behind them under new coach Eddie Jones. Wear your colours for less with £5 off our England shirts or get your hands on one of our Home Nations rugby balls. Check out my column...

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My 2016 sporting highlights and predictions

January 20 2016

It’s an Olympic year so it seems right to mark your card with what promise to be 2016’s sporting highlights. Here is my month-by-month guide and a few predictions. January – It’s (another) big year for Andy Murray starting with the Australian Open (now to Jan 31). He ended 2015 as world number two and...

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The best sports books of 2015

October 8 2015

When it comes to sports books I am always drawn to the most thought provoking ones, those which challenge convention or my own preconceptions. In much the same way the sports people who attract my interest are those who transcend their own particular sport. Here are the books which are on my Christmas wish list:-...

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Take up the Run Every Day challenge

September 18 2015

Melton Sports is inviting you to take up the #RunEveryDay challenge this October in association with Ron Hill, the leading British running brand. We’re looking to every runner, from the novice to the club athlete, to put together a run streak to last seven days, two weeks or even the entire month. There will be...

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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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