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Keeping Fit with Badminton..

thumbnailWith Spring upon us, it’s time to get outdoors and play some sports to get fit and have a good time. There are many popular sports played by groups of friends such as football, tennis, skating and basketball. Racket sports such as tennis, badminton and squash are great summer activities and you will often find courts in your local area whether it’s at the leisure centre or local schools, there are plenty of places to play! Here we take a look at some of the health and fitness benefits of playing badminton. [More]

Why do the Great North Run?

thumbnailLate last week on the 15th September, the Great North run took place in Newcastle Gateshead. The half marathon had a spectacular turn out of over 41000 runners along with spectators covering the 13.1 mile course. The race took participants across the iconic Tyne Bridge and onto the picturesque coastal finish in South Shields. 


Badminton: The Low-down from a First Timer….

thumbnailAs part of the #summerofsportsdirect this year, our blogging team have been doing some field reporting on a whole range of fitness activities that get your blood pumping and your body active. Each week we’ll be bringing you the lowdown on the different sports we’ve been trying to help give you a feel for what to expect when taking part. This week Emma headed onto the Badminton court for the first time since school to see if she still had the skills! [More]