How to get a 5km PB

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

Aspire channel swim 2021

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

Rochdale Underwater Hockey team members crowned national champions!

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!

Pamela Simpson retires after 14 years with our team

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

Open water swimming, what’s the deal?

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?

Team Wilson-Willis Take on 7 Tris in 7 Days

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

My 2 Year Veggieversary

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

Cheeki Monkey’s big baby & children’s market comes to OHLC

There is no monkey business here Cheeki Monkey’s Nearly New Baby Sales are community events for local families to make money while recycling unwanted items.  Buy or sell quality, gently used babies’ and children’s toys, clothes and equipment. Great for savvy mums and dads! NEXT EVENT:  23 February 2020 13:00 – 15:00 SELLERS: Declutter make some £££’s and keep 100% of your takings. BUYERS: Do … Continue reading Cheeki Monkey’s big baby & children’s market comes to OHLC

Mission Christmas is back for 2019!

We are proud to support Mission Christmas for another year as an official drop-off point. 1 in 3 Manchester Children are living in poverty. You can help Cash for Kids make sure they have presents to open on Christmas morning.  When you donate your gifts, Mission Christmas will make sure they get to disadvantaged children near you. All gifts should be new and unwrapped, and … Continue reading Mission Christmas is back for 2019!

Team OHLC raise £900 for Springhill Hospice

Gareth Rhodes, Duty Manager and Personal Trainer,  ran the Rochdale Half Marathon on Sunday 6 October.  Gareth, along with a group of our gym members running as ‘TeamOHLC’ raised £900 for Springhill Hospice, Well done! A big thank you to everyone who sponsored Gareth.   TeamOHLC is still active, currently GFM Lifeguards Beth Harrison, Lucy Adderley and Joshua Pickup, plus some of our regular customers … Continue reading Team OHLC raise £900 for Springhill Hospice