Drowning Prevention Week 2022 ran from June 18th – June 25th and is an RLSS national scheme aimed at keeping young people safe in water. The Royal Life Saving Society UK’s mission for Drowning Prevention Week is to help everybody across the UK and Ireland, enjoy water safely. Lee Heard, charity director on drowning prevention week 2022 said, “This year we aimed to take a … Continue reading Drowning Prevention Week 2022
We all know exercise is great for both our physical and mental health, but sometimes it can be difficult to maintain interest and stay motivated. Exercising with a friend can have amazing results. It’s more fun You’re less likely to get bored when working out with a friend. You can catch up, have a laugh while you workout. Scientists from the University of Southern California … Continue reading Working out with friends is better for you, here’s why.
We have supported Mission Christmas for many years, and have always been overwhelmed by the generosity of our staff and customers alike. We ask that you join us again in helping to ensure that thousands of children across Greater Manchester have a present to open on Christmas morning. Let’s help Cash for Kids and Mission Christmas make a real difference to the lives of children … Continue reading Mission Christmas!
Who doesn’t love a PB? The feeling of shaving off a few seconds from your set distance or route is a great feeling and gives you that gratification that all those miles put in are paying off. We also know how frustrating it can be trying to beat your time and not quite managing it. I will give you a few strategies and known training … Continue reading How to get a 5km PB
I am not the best swimmer by any means and I don’t like swimming much either. This is exactly why I have decided to take part in this years Aspire channel swim. My aim is to improve my swimming technique and complete at least 1 mile front crawl by the end of the challenge along with raising as much money as possible for a great … Continue reading Aspire channel swim 2021
Eleven players from Rochdale Underwater Hockey Club travelled to Plymouth last weekend to compete in the National Age Group Championships and Rochdale’s Under-12s representatives came away with a gold medal. Due to players isolating due to Covid and the lack of pool time in the last 18 months it was necessary for clubs to combine to make up teams. Six players from the Under-12s team … Continue reading Rochdale Underwater Hockey team members crowned national champions!
Today is Pam’s last day with us after 14 years working on reception at Oulder Hill Leisure Complex. Pam, along with her work ethic and dedication to customer service will be greatly missed, as well as those 6am brews! We had a collection round the team and we were able to buy Pam some lovely gifts for her garden including a citrus tree and ornamental … Continue reading Pamela Simpson retires after 14 years with our team
The benefits of swimming, or going for a dip in open water are well documented, for both your physical and mental health.. but so are the hazards. Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites and most of these drownings are down to a lack of knowledge and understanding of open water safety. I enjoyed a swim in Windermere on Sunday. I’m relatively … Continue reading Open water swimming, what’s the deal?
Long standing friends of OHLC Tom & Alex are completing 7 Olympic distance triathlon’s in 7 days with Team Wilson-Willis whilst fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association. What Team Wilson-Willis have to say… So, why are we attempting 7 Olympic distance triathlons in just 7 days? There’s no doubt the way in which Rob Burrow has faced up to this most harsh of diseases is … Continue reading Team Wilson-Willis Take on 7 Tris in 7 Days
This month marks two years since I became vegetarian, and it’s been quite a journey! It all started on a sunny day with a cow, a border collie and some friends. Whilst enjoying a walk we came across a group of young cows in a neighbouring field. The cows were inquisitive, playful and enjoyed a good head scratch. My friend remarked “they’re just like puppies” … Continue reading My 2 Year Veggieversary