Strava puts Lincolnshire on the map

The app Strava is making it easier for people around Lincolnshire to exercise together – or against each other. Strava allows people to record their runs or bike rides through GPS, and upload their workouts to the website. This allows others to view and even compete against them.   Over 110 different clubs or groups…

Lincoln finish third in Division one

Lincoln have finished third in the Lincolnshire Chess Association 1st division. The city finished behind both Louth and Grimsby, with Louth winning the division. Peter Sherlock, Lincoln captain, admits that players moving away has cost the team. “5 years ago we used to beat everybody,” he said, “but all the best players moved away.” Louth…

Cycling takes over Lincoln for Grand Prix this weekend

The 62nd Lincoln Grand Prix will be taking place this weekend as a part of the annual Festival of Cycling. The Cathedral Quarter of the city and surrounding area will host some of the most gruelling and exciting routes in the cycling calendar. Over the course of four days there will be a host of events…

Lincoln martial artist crowned Rising Star

A Lincoln martial artist has been named the ‘Rising Star of the Year’ in a national award. Dan Holloway, the owner of Defence Lab Lincoln, has been competing in martial arts since he was three years old and is now a 3rd degree black belt in Yoshinkan Aikido, a Japanese martial art. He was nominated…

Lincoln can produce famous boxer, says boxing coach

The owner of the Lincoln Fight Factory believes that Lincoln has the potential to produce a world-class boxer in the next few years. Shawn Burton, coach and champion kickboxer, has some professionals at his full-time gym and believes Lincoln has plenty more talented fighters out there. “I think Lincoln, for the size of it, has…

Comment: Lincolnshire park-run figures not a surprise

The news that 5k park-runs are now at their most popular in terms of attendance doesn’t surprise me one bit. For anyone involved in running or the running community, the Saturday park-run is a term which is spoken about over and over again. For me it began the moment I started to take up running….

Lincoln Fight Factory brings Brazilian martial art to the county

Jiu Jitzu is a prominent part of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), originating in Brazil, it has taken off with the rise of MMA promotions such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the United States.  Here in Lincolnshire, the sport also has a presence. In the outskirts of Lincoln, Sam Tweed teaches his students the…

Winning the Lincoln 10K: “My greatest achievement”

Over 5000 people pounded the cobbled streets of Lincoln on April 2nd, from the start on Nettleham Road to the city’s iconic Cathedral. For many of those runners, it was their first race or a charity event. However, for the elite group at the front, it was the culmination of months of hard work. The…

Clare Martin wins women’s Lincoln 10K

2221 women completed the Lincoln 10K. However, only one of them could cross the finish line first, and that person was Claire Martin from Telford Athletics Club, with a chip time of 35:10. Sporting Lincolnshire spoke to her about her running career to date and defending her title next year. How long have you been running…

The gruelling but rewarding Grantham Cup 10K

It’s hard to think of two races more different than the Lincoln and Grantham 10K’s. Their only similarity is they took place on the same Sunday morning on 2nd April. Whereas Lincoln regularly attracts over 5000 runners – and has a steep entry price – the Grantham race is a bargain at just £12, but…

Walking 10,000 steps for charity will change your life

In the summer of 2016, I took up the challenge of walking 10,000 steps (the equivalent of around five miles) every day, after purchasing a Fitbit and seeing the unhealthy number of steps I had been doing. Almost 12 months later, and the habit has stuck. The motivation may have been to walk more, but…