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Category "Athletics"

How to get started in mountain biking

How to get started in mountain biking

Mountain biking is a great way to keep fit and is much better for the joints than high-impact activities such as running or football. A relatively basic bike can take you to some of the most beautiful spots in the country whilst challenging you both mentally and physically. This article will show you what kind of bike to look out for and how to get started in this great hobby.
All about the Pony Club

All about the Pony Club

The history of Pony Club began in 1928 when the Institute of Horse began a programme to encourage people to ride. In this program, lessons were held for adults, and fun events for children. In 1929, a "junior branch" organisation began, and it was given the name Pony Club. The original Pony Club has close ties with hunting. Over the years, the number of clubs increased as well as its membership, extending from England to the United States and more. This article will address what the Pony Club is.
How to start running

How to start running

Running is a great way to get fit. It is also a fairly low cost sport. For people who have never ran before, it may seem like a daunting and exhausting task but once started the mental and physical attributes of running become clearer. Here is a guide for the best way of getting into running.
The rules of Olympic table tennis

The rules of Olympic table tennis

Table tennis, which is also known as ping-pong, is a two or four player sport which is played indoors. Table tennis equipment includes a ping-pong ball, table tennis paddles and a table tennis table. It has been a sport played in the Summer Olympics since 1988.
Jeremy Wariner: biography

Jeremy Wariner: biography

Jeremy Wariner is an American 400 meter sprinter and is the former Olympic and World Champion. He is now on track looking to regain his titles in this year’s World Championships in Daegu and next year’s London Olympics.
Oscar Pistorius: biography

Oscar Pistorius: biography

Oscar Pistorius is a world class Paralympian athlete competing in all the sprinting events from 100m to 400m. He is also well known for attempting to qualify for the able bodied Olympics. Read on to find out if he's managed it.
Where to buy a cheap Horizon treadmill

Where to buy a cheap Horizon treadmill

Running machines and, in particular, treadmills are in high demand these days. They are great ways to keep in shape, without having to face the weather outside. However, the problem with these is that, they can be expensive, particularly if you want a good quality Horizon treadmill. So, this article will explain where you can buy cheap Horizon fitness treadmills.
Turning a run around into an effective workout

Turning a run around into an effective workout

Running around is often used as a synonym for a 'waste of time', with its implications of rushing around with no direction in mind, unfocused and burning energy pointlessly. However, to someone with only the space of a garden to train in, a 'run around' can be used to boost fitness and activity levels in a focused and even structured way.
Usain Bolt: biography

Usain Bolt: biography

Puma sponsored Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth currently holding the 100 meter, 200 meter world records and the 100 meter relay record too. What will 2011 and London 2012 have in store for him?
How to measure the peak level of fitness

How to measure the peak level of fitness

There are many methods available for measuring somebody's fitness levels when it comes to leisure sport. Different methods measure different elements of the human body in order to determine fitness and not all of them require life fitness equipment. This article looks at the most common methods that are used.
What are the benefits of Nike Airs?

What are the benefits of Nike Airs?

Nike Air trainers come with a great deal of benefits for athletes. As one of the world's leading sportswear brands, shoes made by Nike come with a hallmark of top quality. Athletes considering to buy Nike Airs, shock absorbing and comfortable trainers can visit the Nike store online or purchase Nike Airs from High-Street or from internet sports shops. This article details the benefits of Nike Airs.
How to train for a 5k marathon?

How to train for a 5k marathon?

Running... potentially very daunting, especially for ‘couch potato’s who see images of super-fit, bronzed adonises from the small and silver screen. It needn’t be as difficult as often perceived. In this article, I will explain the useful steps in terms of necessary clothing, equipment and different training options to help one to go from 'couch' to running a 5k marathon.
Pole Vault: The facts

Pole Vault: The facts

Pole vault is a field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole (usually made either of fiberglass or carbon fiber) as an aid to leap over a bar onto a soft landing mat using speed, strength and both gymnastic and athletic ability.
A guide to buying track and field equipment

A guide to buying track and field equipment

Track and field athletes need to have top quality athletic equipment in order to be able to focus fully on their athletics training. The kind of equipment needed can range from track equipment and speed and agility equipment to pole vault equipment. So, there are a few things you need to consider when buying track and field equipment.
Kelly Sotherton: biography

Kelly Sotherton: biography

Kelly Sotherton is a British athlete who has competed at two Olympic games and recently changed events from doing the Heptathlon to the 400m. Will she manage her aim of London 2012 in her new event?