“People say I’m unlucky because I’ve had cancer twice and I’ve been hit by a truck,” remarks James Golding matter-of-factly. “But I think I’m the luckiest man alive.” As a summary of Golding’s philosophy on life, it is difficult to beat that line, taken from a short documentary about the ultra-endurance cyclist released by Red Bull Media House earlier this year. The film, catchily titled ‘James Golding: the man who refuses to die’, was meant to coincide with Golding’s attempt on the Race Across America; the infamous 3000-mile ultra-distance cycling challenge which began life in 1982 as the Great American Bike Race and each year sees a load of like-minded nutters set off from California, west to east, crossing 12 states and taking in roughly 175,000 feet of climbing in the process.
Swimming pools, gyms and other sports facilities are open again after the coronavirus lockdown. The sector has convinced the Government that it is ready and has detailed measure in place. For swimmers, these include: No overtaking while swimming; Double-width lanes; Rest areas outside the pool to avoid gatherings between lengths; An option to arrive already changed into swimwear; Two-metre social distancing throughout changing areas; No more than one swimmer per six square metres of a pool; Pools divided for family sessions so that each household has their own area. Swimming is one of the biggest participation sports in the UK and, as well as being the main form of physical activity for many elderly people, there is concern that a generation of children are missing their mandatory opportunity to learn to swim as part of the primary school curriculum. There are 5,000 public pools in England and there are fears that as many as 500 could close permanently due to lost income and the viability of reducing numbers and introducing social-distancing measures. Swim England’s guidance is broken down into documents for users, operators, clubs, community facilities and instructors.
Former snooker star Willie Thorne has died at the age of 66 after a short battle with illness. A message on Thorne's GoFundMe page read: "It is with a very heavy and broken heart that I have to officially announce that at 1.55am this
Wimbledon has become the latest sporting event to be cancelled because of the coronavirus crisis. The tournament was scheduled to take place at the All England Club from June 29 to July 12. The All England Club said in a statement: "It is
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has become the first Premier League boss to take a voluntary pay cut during the coronavirus pandemic. With football suspended since mid-March – and showing few signs of an immediate return – the
A very persistent dog seemed determined to take part in a football match in Istanbul. Footage of the clash between Fatih Karagumruk and visitors Giresunspor shows a couple of the home team players sizing up a free kick outside their
Norwich City players raised a glass in memory of a lifelong fan who left them £100 in his will for a round of drinks. Barrie Greaves died in December at the age of 83, and decided to leave his heroes a little something to say thank you. And while
Serena Williams wears a tutu for US Open game. Leave it to Serena Williams to respond to her catsuit ban in the most epic way. The 36-year-old tennis champion won her first match at the US Open on Monday, swapping out her usual catsuit for a tutu worthy of a ballerina.
The bodysuit is designed to prevent blood clots after the tennis champion suffered a post-birth health scare.
Williams' badass catsuit also had practical benefits following the athlete's post-pregnancy health complications.
Serena Williams reveals major medical scare after giving birth to her first child Alexis Olympia
Once a physically fit teenager into her running and sports, after a knee injury and her first year of studying, she went up to 119 kilos (18 stone seven pounds) thanks to junk food, booze, and steadily forgetting about exercise during her student days. “It had been a gradual thing since starting university, where I gained the ‘Fresher 10’ and then some thanks to my student diet of junk food and booze.
As a Blue Peter presenter, it’s par for the course to do a few crazy challenges along the way. A finishing Ultra Marathon runner, Helen is holder of world records for the longest solo journey by kayak, and the longest distance in a kayak in 24 hours by a woman.
“If you did a load of physical measurements then you’d see that I’m not special, I have nothing,” Victoria tells Yahoo Style UK. Rather than hop on a bike and find it easy, in fact, Victoria says even from her first race she would ‘make herself sick with effort’. Athletes are taught to focus on their own performance rather than that of her competitors and Victoria agrees that this is definitely a skill anyone can apply to their everyday lives and goals.
The ads from Cardiff-based gym, UFit Fitness have been placed in various prominent locations around the city and have attracted accusations of sexism and objectification on social media. “I am going to keep tweeting this sexist advert from my gym, @ufit_fitness, so that lecturers in #sexist advertising can find it easier,” one woman wrote. “This is sexist, inappropriate & needs to be called out,” she wrote in a tweet about the gym’s advert.
The only other problem is that, well, gym memberships are expensive, so many of us can’t pay a visit to one in the first place. So how can we force ourselves to overcome those cramps and costs and get our running shoes on? Well, thanks to a new offer from Always and Tesco, anyone on their period can get a one-hour gym session for free.
At the age of 25, Semenya has hyperandrogenism, which means she has testosterone levels three times the average level found in women, and internal testes rather than a womb or ovaries. As a result, some say that she shouldn’t be competing as a woman at all - and some even believe she should be stripped of her former victories including a silver medal at London’s 2012 Olympics.
Helen Skelton - who according to reports earlier this week, was found possessing set of limbs - continues to shock the world with her wardrobe-related behaviour. Yes - by wearing items of clothing that most women own, the TV presenter continues to be shamed on the internet. Many Twitter users have pointed out that these outfits have been labelled ‘not family friendly’ by viewers, yet their backdrop of men in nothing but speedos haven’t been.
Research by treadmillreviews found that that water bottle you’ve been lugging around in your hand bag for weeks is covered in nasties and drinking from it could be as unhygienic as licking your loo. Researchers studied water bottles that had been used by athletes over the course of a week. Some water bottles were found to be worse than others, with slide-top bottles being the most germ-ridden, straw-tops the cleanest and screw-tops somewhere in between.