Paddle Boarding at Milton Country Park

Category: Exercise tips and advice,Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : June 13, 2017

This was by far the most fun I have ever had on a paddle board

This weekend we had a gym social paddle boarding followed by a BBQ in Milton country.

I have been paddle boarding for around 2 years now, but this was so much fun. We had some races, the more ambitious of us learn headstands and towards the end of the session we had loads of fun trying to push each other in.

paddle board headstand

The session was run by experienced coaches who taught the beginners the basics quickly first starting on your knees, then progressing to standing only once they felt ready.

Gill Paddle boarding

After this me and Jo Shipped asked if we could learn a headstand and the coaches quickly showed us how. Its actually quit easy as you hold the board with both hands and slowly first pull your knees up then slowly straighten your legs. A full handstand was to tough though because of the ankle leash.

Jo Me and Nick had a race across the lake which is about 200m. Jo is good at everything and got off to a great start while Nick quickly fell in on the start line, I eventually  managed to catch up with Jo but decided to try and push her in and fell in myself.

Milton country park is a fantastic location

Its just 600m from my gym (crossfit stags and does), the lake we used is really nice, its so peacefully and actually quite warm. After the lake we had our own private BBQ space for the afternoon, were we had a camp fire and could play frisky and drink a few well earned beers.

Milton is just north of Cambridge across the A14.

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How to get involved

Milton Country Park is an accredited school with the British Stand Up Paddle Association (BSUPA) and offers plenty of opportunities for you to experience SUP, whether you’re a complete beginner, have tried it before and want to progress, or you’re an experienced paddle boarder looking for some time on the water.

Experienced and paddle boarders who have completed the “ready to ride” course can just hire a board or join Cambridge SUP club from 6-8pm on Thursdays.

Beginners You can complete the “ready to ride” course at milton country park for just £50. Every other Saturday from 10-12:30.

Or you can do a quick start session for £15 every other Saturday 10-11:15am

SUP Fitness every Saturday 8:30am-9:30am which sounds fantastic fun.

Fior more information or to sign up check out their website:

More information on Paddle boarding at Milton country park 

Why paddle board?

I highly recommend giving paddle boarding a go, its great fun and a really good exercise. Firstly its fantastic for balance, secondly its very good for developing core strength as you need to engage your whole core to stand and use a paddle to propel your self.

Finally its a very peaceful activity, so great for the mind. The location in Milton is really special and you could spend the whole day exploring the lake and watching the wildlife.

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Elementary Health

Category: National health news,Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : May 19, 2017

Elementary Health

We would like to introduce your local Cambridge osteopathic and rehabilitation clinic.

Michael the owner and principal clinician is a registered osteopath, who has worked with multiple world champion athletes to assist their performance. Working as part of a team comes easily, integrating with your coach, working with trainers & coaches to improve your performance.

Micheal Parr

Providing accurate diagnosis, to identify key links in your case. Preparing you in the move forward, beginning rehabilitation, maintaining your active lifestyle.

This is performed by overlaying methods of treatment, providing a notably seamlessly layered combination approach, of specialist diagnosis, education and therapeutic application. This includes education of anatomy and pain theories, manual therapy, osteopathy, posture advice and training, lifestyle advice, hydrotherapy guidance, dietary overviews, and dynamic exercise therapy with motor control training rehabilitation. All of these work together to provide a uniquely structured approach, towards the aim of restoring your brain’s interpretation, or ‘mapping’ of your healthy functioning body, giving you back the control!

After treatment intervention, you will be re-assessed to ensure efficacy, and optimize, the development of therapeutic strategies, for precision care and training. Laying out a step by step guide, to getting you back to health.

Guidance for aftercare will be provided, which assists by aiding to establish and prioritise lifestyle and training components, which can be initiated independently. As an aid to achieving your goals.

After integrating his skill and knowledge, optimising function and health, your WOD will have never been so easy!

 

01223 902433

https://elementaryhealth.co.uk

info@elementaryhealth.co.uk

Elementary Health, 2 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8DT.

Cambridge Half marathon 2012

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Cambridge Half marathon 2012

Event details

  • The cambridge half marathon is the first half marathon to take place in Cambridge for 17 years.
  • It takes place on the Sunday the 11th of march 2012 – 11/03/2012
  • Its 13.1 miles

Click the link below to apply. The sooner the beter as places are going fast and it looks like a great event.

A half marathon is a great challenge, I personally have run in a few half marathons and really enjoy them.

If your looking for someone to help you trainin or would like some tips on training please just ask as we would be pleased to help.

Contact details

Website: www.onestepbeyond.org.uk/news/cambridge-half-marathon/cambridge-half-marathon-entries-open/

The Varsity Match

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

The Varsity Match

The Varsity match is a great sporting event, played between Cambridge and Oxford university.

Annually watched by around 30,000 spectators, and televised, the 2011 Nomura Varsity Match will be the 130th time two of the oldest clubs in world rugby meet. Cambridge currently lead the series 61-54, with 15 draws.

When:

Thursday the 8th of December at 2pm

Where:

Twickenham

Christmass gift idea : Personal training vouchers

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Christmass gift idea : Personal training vouchers

Last year wehad a lot of people contacting us for personal training vouchers as a christmas gift, so this year we can offer 2 options:

Gift packages:

  • £160 = 4 x personal training sessions
  • £380 = 10 x Personal training sessions

If you would like to start exercising or If you know someone who is keen to start in the new year then having a personal trainer can be a great start.
At Cambridge fitness we come to your home, bringing the gym to you & making exercising even easier.

Training can be done individually but also as a couple, we find a lot of people benefit from training together.

Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Contact details

Website: www.cambridgefitness.co.uk/services/pricelist.php#christmas

Chariots of fire 2012 in Cambridge

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Chariots of fire 2012 in Cambridge

The 2012 Chariots of Fire race in Cambridge will take place on Sunday 16th September 2012 starting from Queens Green.

Chariots of Fire is one of Cambridgeshire’s largest annual charity events. The race follows in the footsteps of the famous film, taking its scenic route through the streets and colleges of Cambridge,

The race is run in a relay format with teams of six each running a 1.7 mile course and exchanging a baton.

“Its fantastic fun and a great challenge, I have run in it 3 times and I highly reccomend it” Duncan Boltt

1.7 miles is a great distance, you can really work hard to get your best possible time.

Contact details

Telephone: 01223 461155

Email: admin@chariots-of-fire.co.uk

Website: www.chariots-of-fire.co.uk/

Rock climbing wall in cambridge

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Rock climbing wall in cambridge

Cambridge has an excellent indoor climbing wall at Kelsey Kerridge, which is above the pool at parker’s piece right in the centre of Cambridge.

Climbing is a great activity, and is also surprisingly social. Since you can only climb for about 20% of the time.

The wall itself has over 200m² climbing surface area and featuring a huge variety of angles and shapes, including a 40 degree overhanging barrel, arch and multi-faceted features.

There is also full training facilities including a campus board, pull up bar and finger boards.

The majority of the wall is bouldering with no ropes, so you can start straight away.

“I highly recommend its a good climbing wall, we are lucky to have it ” Duncan Boltt

Contact details

Telephone: 01223 462226

Website: www.kelseykerridge.co.uk/index.php?pageid=4017

Milton Park Run- 5km run in Cambridge

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Milton Park Run- 5km run in Cambridge

The Milton Park run is a 5km run which is free to enter and runs every saturday morning a 9am.

It is a times run, so its a great challenge and doing this every saturday is a great way to keep fit and monitor your progression.

When is the milton park run:

9am every Saturday

Where is the milton park run:

Milton Country Park

How to register for the milton park run:

Ideally you need to register online before the race. Check out the following website to register:

Contact details

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk/cambridge/home

Dragon boat race in cambridge

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Dragon boat race in cambridge

The Dragon boat race is an anual event in Cambridge, it is fantastic fun and really gets some freindly competition going between each of the dragon boat teams.
Upto 10 people paddle in each 30 foot boat.

When is the dragon boat race:

Saturday 8th September 2012

Where is the dragon baot race:

In Fen Ditton on the River camb in cambridge.

Why race?

Firstly its a fantastic challenge and great fun. Secondly to raise money for a great cause. East Englia Childens Hospice (EACH) is an excellent charity that supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Contact them for more details on the event.

Contact details

Telephone: 01223 205180

Website: www.each.org.uk

Crossfit in Cambridge

Category: Sport activities in Cambridge | Published : October 24, 2016

Crossfit Stags and Does bring crossfit to Cambridge & Cambridgeshire What is CrossFit

CrossFit training is designed to prepare you for every
eventuality.
We focus on strong function al exercises , gymnastics and
metabolic conditioning.
Our sessions focus on developing great technique then strength
then speed & power.
If you thrive on competition and have always
wanted to reach your optimum fitness, body
weight, strength , speed and power then
CrossFit is for you.
We can work with anyone willing to work
Hard.
Contact us now for a free taster or info

Contact details

Telephone: 07595336710

Email: fran@crossfitstagsanddoes.co.uk

Website: www.crossfitstagsanddoes.co.uk