Monthly Archive: January 2019

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The January Doldrums

I’ve been trying to think of things to add to the blog over the past week or so, but we just haven’t been up to much really. I guess it’s just the January Doldrums. It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s miserable and more often than not it’s dark outside. We’re back at work, Christmas seems as...

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When Should Children be introduced to Competition?

In junior sports, competitive games make for an interesting debate. At what age should children be introduced to actual competition? Here, we shall look at the national game, football, as the example. In England, the Football Association (FA) run leagues for teams starting at an Under-7 age level, however, the results of these games are...

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A TrainerRoad Quadrathlon Training Plan

With 2019 well under way and a lot of Christmas excess to shed I decided it was time for a new training plan. To be fair, some of the loss of fitness over Christmas was due to being ill for a few weeks, and over-indulging didn’t help matters. The timing was OK though. I may...

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Why Artificial Grass Isn’t Such a Bad Garden Option

Artificial grass. It’s one of those things that many gardeners have been trained to look down upon as not only a form of ‘cheating’ but as a poor substitute for the real thing. The truth is though, artificial grass has come a long way since the days of neon green AstroTurf that’s covered in sand...

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New Year’s Day Walk

Yeah, we hadn’t seen the sun for ages, but it finally came out on New Year’s Day. Perfect or a family walk around the dunes. Although, I think everyone else in the world had come to Ynyslas for the day as well which was a bit of a shock to the system. We’ve had the...

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