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…

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….

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…

Pro wrestling – is it a sport or entertainment?

With Wrestlemania approaching, this weekend is the biggest in pro wrestling and that is certainly the case in Lincolnshire, Lincoln’s own Fight Factory Wrestling are putting on two shows at the Engine Shed this Sunday, I have been reminded of an issue that people ask me, is it a sport? Vince McMahon’s WWE could class it…

Chess: is it a sport or a game?

It’s been over 20 years since a super computer beat chess world champion Garry Kasparov . Since then, the computer has evolved into a common feature in all households and allowed for people to be able to play chess against both machine and man. Outside of the virtual world, the game of Chess has been…