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Lincolnshire Unbeaten in Rio So Far

By Zoe Conville on August 11th, 2016 - comments

It’s day six of the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil and Lincolnshire’s athletes are currently undefeated. Adam Peaty, coached by Boston-born ex-swimmer Mel Marshall, secured the first gold of the Rio Olympics for Great Britain back on Day 2. Adam broke his own world record twice – once in the heats and once in the final […]

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Two Medals in Twelve Minutes for Team GB

By Zoe Conville on August 8th, 2016 - comments

Adam Peaty, coached by Lincolnshire’s Mel Marshall, is an Olympic swimming champion. Early this morning Team GB swimmer Adam Peaty broke his own world record to take the gold medal in the 100m breaststroke at the Olympics Aquatic Stadium in Rio. Peaty, who had already broken a world record in the heats with a time […]

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Scunthorpe Swimmer Making a Splash in Rio

By Zoe Conville on August 4th, 2016 - comments

Open water swimmer, Jack Burnell, was the first British athlete to be given a named place at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Jack, who was born in Scunthorpe and lives in North Hykeham, qualified for the Games after finishing fifth in the World Championship 10 kilometre (km) swimming marathon in Russia last year. Originally a 1500m […]

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Former Lincs Swimming Champ Heads to Rio

By Zoe Conville on August 3rd, 2016 - comments

Melanie Marshall is another Lincolnshire inspiration who has secured a spot at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – but not as an athlete. Melanie, who was born in Boston, coaches swimmer Adam Peaty, who has three world records to his name. Before retiring at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Mel won over twenty international medals as […]

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Former LEAP Athlete Selected for Paralympics

By Zoe Conville on July 29th, 2016 - comments

Former LEAP athlete and Lincolnshire Disabled Sportsperson of the Year, Roberta Sheffield, has been selected for the 2016 Rio Paralympics. The Rio Olympic Games starts in just seven days’ time, with the Paralympics kicking off a month later in September. Earlier this week it was announced that Roberta Sheffield will be joining the team on […]

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Lincolnshire Hockey Quartet Set for Rio Olympics

By Zoe Conville on July 27th, 2016 - comments

Four women from Lincolnshire and Newark make up a quarter of the Team GB hockey team heading to the Rio Olympics next week. Georgie Twigg, Hannah Macleod, Crista Cullen and Shona McCallin, make up a quarter of the 16-strong squad for the Summer Olympic Games. Combined, the four women have played hockey for Great Britain […]

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Sports Awards Shortlist to be Announced

By Zoe Conville on July 26th, 2016 - comments

Nominations for the Active Lincolnshires Awards 2016 closed on Friday July 22nd. Now nominations have closed, a panel of independent judges will decide on a shortlist of three nominees for each category. The final shortlist will be made public in August. Shortlisted contenders will be notified before the public release. The twelfth Active Lincolnshires Awards […]

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Watch: Macmillan Get Active Feel Good Lincs

By Zoe Conville on July 20th, 2016 - comments

Macmillan’s Get Active Feel Good Lincolnshire team have released a new video showing how they help people affected by cancer across the county. The video highlights the work that Macmillan Physical Activity Practitioners do around the county to help people diagnosed with, or recovering from cancer. Get Active Feel Good Lincolnshire aims to provide support, […]

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Lincoln to host city-centre half marathon event

By Hayley Cook on April 21st, 2016 - comments

Local organisers, OSB Events, have confirmed the launch of the Lincoln Half Marathon, which will take place for the first time on 2 October 2016 and is aiming to attract 4000 runners. The race hub, start & finish will be at the Lincolnshire Showground, with the closed road route heading into Lincoln, past some of […]

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Nominations for the Good Citizens Awards 2016 are now open!

By Hayley Cook on March 16th, 2016 - comments

Do you know a volunteer who goes the extra mile to help others? An unsung hero in your local community? Whether it’s raising money, campaigning for causes or helping people in the local area, if you know someone who deserves to be recognised for their contributions, we want to hear from you. Click here to […]

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