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Run Blind Girl Run...

16 March, 2017

There will be thousands of runners in this year’s London Marathon but it’s a fair bet than none of them will have laughed as much in training as visually impaired Nicky Gardner from Sheffield and her guide Craig Rush. Nicky, 51 had only run on a treadmill until Craig, her fitness instructor at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre asked her:  “Why don’t you run outside?”  She replied “Who’s going to take me?” Craig, 46, went away and watched videos of blind runners and their guides saw how it was done and took Nicky out for a tr...

British Wheelchair Basketball announces intention to move Elite Training Centre to Sheffield

10 March, 2017

The preferred partner for the training hub of the GB wheelchair basketball performance teams has been announced with a potential move north to the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, operated by SIV, from September 2017.British Wheelchair Basketball’s Elite Training Centre is the base for the NGB’s innovative National Lottery funded centralised training programme. Following both GB teams’ outstanding success at the Rio Paralympics, the new Elite Training Centre will be crucial in underpinning their journey to achieve podium positions in Tokyo 2020.The centralised programme ...

SIV chief executive announces retirement

1 March, 2017

The chief executive of the organisation which runs some of Sheffield’s key leisure, wellbeing and entertainment venues has announced his retirement after more than 21 years at the helm. Steve Brailey, who took the top job at the Sheffield City Trust (SCT) and its operating company SIV in 1996, will step down from the role in August this year. The 61-year-old, who was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the leisure industry, is looking to take time out to travel with his wife, as well as spending more time ...

Full Lineup Announced For This Year’s Scarborough Jazz Festival

7 February, 2017

The full lineup has been announced for this year’s Scarborough Jazz Festival, which will take place at Scarborough Spa on 22 – 24 September 2017. From big bands to songsters, rising stars to something different, Festival Director Mike Gordon has designed a very special programme of top quality acts for the fifteenth anniversary. The internationally respected composer, arranger and trombonist Mike Gibbs is undoubtedly a coup for the festival, as he performs with the Hans Koller 17 piece Big Band as part of his 80th birthday celebration. Mike’s pulsating compositions blend th...

Scarborough Spa Orchestra’s 2017 Dates Revealed!

31 January, 2017

The dates for Scarborough Spa Orchestra’s 2017 summer season have now been announced. The legendary orchestra will continue the 105 year tradition from 5 June to 14 September, with nine concerts every week. Once again the Morning concerts will bring a musical start to The Spa’s day from Sunday to Thursday, with the Evening Concerts taking place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Of course, Thursday evenings will continue to be the centrepiece to the orchestra’s week with the ever-popular Gala Night. Special guest vocalists will be at the heart of these performances, creati...

Scarborough Spa’s Grand Hall Transforms Into Wrestling Arena

19 January, 2017

Epic battles and action packed bouts will have visitors at the edge of their seats, when E.P.W. Wrestling returns to Scarborough Spa on Friday 3 February. The Grand Hall will be transformed into a wrestling arena with a mammoth 15ft cage of hell taking centre stage. There will be some epic battles from the likes of high flying Finnish Luchador El Excentrico and British Wrestling hero Johnny Moss. The team are delighted to be joined by female wrestlers Little Miss Roxy, Xia Brookside and The Voodoo Queen. There will also be appearances from Tokyo Joe, Davey Blaine, Killjoy and many more. Wi...

Sheffield University Concerts Team Up with SIV Tickets

18 January, 2017

  SIV Tickets are delighted to announce a new ticketing partnership with the Sheffield University Concerts team. The partnership will showcase the Concerts season to a wider Sheffield and regional customer base and offer the opportunity to a much wider audience to see one of the many concerts produced at Firth Hall (University of Sheffield). Tickets will be available to buy online (www.sivtickets.com) in person from the SIV Tickets Box Office, based at Sheffield City Hall, and also on the phone (0114 2233777). Stewart Campbell, Concerts Director says ‘University of Sheffield Conc...

Retired Susan recovers from heart attack through exercise

9 December, 2016

A woman from Sheffield, who suffered a heart attack in 2010, has taken on a new lease of life through exercise. Mother of two, 71-year-old Susan Connor, also suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and was prescribed a programme of low-impact physical activity through SIV’s Exercise Referral Scheme. Susan, from the Manor, started attending SIV’s Springs Leisure Centre three times a week as a way of improving her health. Six years on she is fighting fit. She said: “After suffering the heart attack, which was an awful time, I never imagined I would ever set...

Fitness role model Glenn goes from couch potato to run leader

30 November, 2016

When Sheffield man Glenn Hodkinson tipped the scales at 18 stone, he knew it was time to do something about his weight. Suffering health problems including high blood pressure, Glenn, 36, from Parson Cross, decided he needed to take action and pull himself out of the rut he was stuck in. But never could Glenn have imagined that less than two years later, he would be leading a community running group using his own story to inspire others to shape up and go from couch to 5k in 12 weeks. Glenn, who works for Sheffield City Council, explains: “It was around 18 months ago when I started my...

Carer Tracy turns her life around with exercise

28 November, 2016

An asthma sufferer from Sheffield who struggled to work and complete everyday tasks without becoming breathless has transformed her life through exercise. Tracy Hulbert, 46, from Stocksbridge, was finding it increasingly difficult to carry out her job as a carer because of breathing difficulties, having suffered with the debilitating lung condition for more than 10 years. Overweight and living with anxiety and depression, Tracy was referred by her GP in 2013 for an initial 12-week programme of low-impact physical activity at Hillsborough Leisure Centre. She explains: “I was not in a g...