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The leap of faith: the mess that is sport politics 
Sports & Socs

The leap of faith: the mess that is sport politics 

Fear, adrenaline, and the deep sea. Nothing exerts a bigger sensory overload of feeling alive. This raw emotion is as unwritten of an experience as one can feel and unknown every time. Like a fresh wound, familiar but always different. This is the feeling that I imagine surfers experience when confronted with the great Nazare.   Nazare has been somewhat of a mecca for surfers since its commercial boom after Garrett McNamara’s world record run on its waves. Its unique large waves are accredited to the largest submarine canyon in Europe present just off the shore of Nazare. This acts like an amplifier for the incoming ocean swells forcing record breaking waves to form near the coast. In other words, surfing heaven! But why should I care about Nazare? I hear you ask.  ...
Run, Ride and Rest
Lifestyle

Run, Ride and Rest

Right so summer is coming up quickly, and all you want to do is hang out with your mates, those from home you haven’t seen in months, recent acquaintances and not forgetting the array of individuals you hope to meet, correct? However, loitering around the local park with a bottle of Strongbow has rather lost its appeal and you cannot afford the extravagant cost of festival season especially if you hope to go travelling. So here are some ideas, on the cheap side, so you don’t resolve to sitting indoors on the X-Box all day. 1. Paint-Balling! Awesome, isn’t it? You get to shoot your best mate with neon pink paint, whilst testing your survival and camouflage skills. It’s a great way to get everyone back together, outside competing is speed, agility and cunning. Located all over the UK, and...