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…

Record turnout at Park Runs

Park Runs in Lincolnshire have just had their most popular weekend yet. The weekly 5km runs are held in parks around the country. They are completely free to enter and cater to runners of all abilities. Janet Inman said: “Park Runs are a huge success, and they’ve just had their largest weekend ever. Three years…

“Do something – it doesn’t matter what!”

Jamie Waller talked to Janet Inman, the CEO of Lincolnshire Sport, about participation in sport across the county and how her organisation is aiming to improve it. What does Lincolnshire Sport do? Our goal is to improve the levels of physical activity in the country. We see ourselves as strategy leaders, bringing people and organisations with…

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…

Lincoln City’s FA Cup dream is over

Even in defeat, Lincoln made history. No one can take that away from the Imps – the first non-league team to make it to the quarter finals of the FA Cup in 103 years. Some bookmakers had Lincoln to win at 50/1 against Arsenal. But this is the FA Cup and if the previous games…

Lincoln comes second in cross country

If you heard the phrases ‘Lincoln’ and ‘giant killers’, cross country might not be the first sport to come to mind – however the runners of Lincoln Wellington Athletics Club have proved they’re even better than the football team at punching above their weight. The junior women from Wellington have brought their excellent season to a…

The Lincolnshire boxer with potential

It’s a freezing cold Wednesday night in Lincoln, as I wondered the high street, trying to find a boxing club. I approached two gentlemen smoking outside of a pub, and asked them where the building was… I could not believe the answer. I walked down an alleyway behind the very same pub, and I saw…

Lincoln City: the miracle game

February 18th 2017. Lincoln City fans will remember this day for the rest of their lives. A non-league side from Lincolnshire has made it to the Quarter Finals of the FA Cup after beating Burnley 1-0. The fans dared to dream, they took on a Premier League side and beat them. The team played better,…