Articles with the tag 'running'

Making exercise part of your home routine

June 23 2020

Like it or not our lives have changed forever and many of us will inevitably be at home more and/or working from home. This can mean extra free time and family time with no commute but there are pitfalls to the ‘new normal’, too. Research has shown that excessive sitting is bad for our health,...

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Your first 10K in three steps

August 23 2019

Couch to 5K – tick. Parkrun – tick. What comes next? Your first 10K. It’s the UK’s most popular race distance for both recreational and seasoned runners alike but if you are new to it, how do you get there? Here is our three-step guide. 1 Build up slowly. If you can run a 5K...

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The best sports podcasts

November 29 2018

Sports podcasts are becoming increasingly popular so Melton Sports has ridden the airwaves and asked its customers for their favourites. There are plenty of enlightening and entertaining shows available via iTunes, Acast, BBC Sounds or your podcast provider and they are great to listen to pre or post game, in the car, at the gym...

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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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Race for Life to beat cancer

January 25 2018

Women and girls looking for a little extra motivation to achieve their 2018 fitness goals should check out Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life calendar. Most of us will know someone whose life has been touched by cancer and there are a number of 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events on our doorstep. It’s a...

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Closing the gender gap in sport

December 14 2017

There is a gender gap in sport – girls not engaging enough with school sports, women less physically active than men – but efforts are being made in Melton to change this. New research from Women in Sport show girls turn away from school sports in high numbers. It surveyed 25,000 girls and boys from...

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Cool runnings – top tips for safe winter running

October 19 2017

The cold weather and dark evenings can be a challenge for any runner but for many winter is their favourite time of year to get out. Here are Melton Sports’ top tips for safe winter running. Feet first – If you’re going to be pounding the pavements more then make sure your running shoes are...

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What will your This Girl Can story be?

April 18 2017

This Girl Can has become one of the most successful sporting campaigns of recent times, getting women and girls back into fitness or trying something new. It’s back again in 2017 and there will a special timetable of open days and tasters in Melton and the Vale of Belvoir during the week of June 5-11....

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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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