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11/08/2017

Llanelli Coast parkrun, with Intersport, Scarlets and UKRunChat – Saturday 5th August 2017

No matter what the weather’s doing, when it’s parkrun day, local parkrunners and volunteers alike turn out to support what has become a way of life for many parkrun communities and from what we saw and heard, Llanelli Coast parkrun is no different. However, luckily for us (and the Scarlets boys who joined us), the sun was shining brightly at 5.45am when I awoke (half an hour before the alarm on my phone had even sounded, typically!) and continued to do so for the rest of our time in Llanelli.... Read More

30/06/2017

Make 1K Wet with Speedo

Switch to Swimming this Summer Looking to change up your training regime this summer? Look no further than the Make 1K Wet initiative from Speedo. This programme is made up of 3 months of swim training that should result in you being able to swim 1K comfortably in the same amount of time that you might run 5k or cycle 10k. Why swap some of your existing training for 1000 meters of swimming? Swimming is a great way to complement other sports in your fitness schedule – not only does it... Read More

THE 2017 6 NATIONS -THE JOURNEY TO SUPER SATURDAY

The 6 Nations has just one more round to go but we already have our winner. England secured their victory with a stunning win over Scotland in Round 4. So what’s left to play for? Plenty. Super Saturday as the final round of the 6 Nations has come to be known, as all 3 game take place in one day, still has plenty to offer rugby fans and the teams fighting for second place. France, Ireland, Scotland and Wales can all still come in 2nd place. A position that has... Read More

THE 2017 6 NATIONS – THE STORY SO FAR

How are the Home Nations Shaping Up in the 2017 6 Nations? The 2017 6 Nations is just two rounds into the exciting five round tournament and yet, so much has happened already. Only England have won both their games, while the other home nations are separated by only one bonus point. The bonus point system is a new addition to the classic rugby tournament, which grants one bonus point to teams who score four tries or more and one for a loss within seven points in the game. So... Read More

WHAT FITNESS TOPICS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE COVERED ON THE INTERSPORT BLOG?

We’re planning our fitness & training content for 2017; what topics would you like us to cover to help you get the most out of your training? It’s that time of year again! Christmas Day is over, we all feel like we’ve overindulged and not in the least bit ready for another big lunch – but it’s Boxing Day so what can you do? Guilt might be creeping in, New Year resolutions start to formulate about how this will be the year you WILL get the body you’ve always dreamed... Read More

FITNESS & TRAINING WITH COACH MATT – SHOULDERS

SERIES 2: WORKOUT 4 – SHOULDERS You’ve worked your chest, back and legs so far in series 2, which means it has to be time to build up those shoulders. Click below to watch the video and continue reading for more detail, tips and expert advice from Matt on each of the exercises featured.

FITNESS & TRAINING WITH COACH MATT – ARMS

SERIES 1: WORKOUT 4 – ARMS Men and women alike tend to focus on toning and building their arms, but for women, arms can often be a challenging body area to tone up, which is why the last in our workouts in Series 1 focuses on them. LYING DUMBBELL TRICEP EXTENSION For this exercise which focuses on the triceps (and those lovely batwings!), you need to start by lying down on a flat bench, with a dumbbell in each hand. Fully extend your arms in front of and above you.... Read More

MALAHIDE PARKRUN WITH THE INTERSPORT TEAM

OUR VISIT TO INTERSPORT ELVERYS & THE MALAHIDE PARKRUN Intersport visited Malahide parkrun just outside Dublin on Saturday 19th November 2016 with the sun shining down on Malahide’s parkrunners and volunteers. We started the day in our Intersport Elverys store in Dundrum where the store’s running specialist, Jason, talked us through the parkrun essentials. We then headed to Malahide where we met parkrun Ireland’s Country Manager, Matt Shields, and Malahide parkrun’s Event Director, Michael McMahon, as well as some of its fantastic volunteers, weekly parkrunners and a few parkrun tourists... Read More

FITNESS & TRAINING WITH COACH MATT – UPPER BODY

SERIES 1: WORKOUT 3 – UPPER BODY Toning up the upper body is equally important to men and women and these three exercises are great for doing exactly that. Check the video below and continue reading for more detail, tips and expert advice from Matt on each of the exercises featured.