Meet Sam, a 12 year old gymnastics star

At first glance, Sam Ghinn looks like your average 12 year old boy, but take a closer look and you’ll see he really is quite an extraordinary young man. Like many boys of his age, Sam loves sports, but unlike most he isn’t chasing after a football. No, Sam’s passion is gymnastics, and he’s already had a lot of success. Sam practices men’s artistic gymnastics, which is basically a set of 6 different apparatus; rings, vault, parallel bars, high bar, floor and pommel horse.

The first time Sam entered Pegasus Gym, he was just 3 years old. Now, 9 years later, he loves the gym and everything it offers him – great friends, fantastic coaches and brilliant facilities.

“Yes, I enjoy it. Sometimes it’s really hard work and I want to give up, but the next day you realise what you have achieved, so you keep going.”

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Running in winter

How to stay safe while running this winter

Running in winter presents a whole raft of new challenges. Just lacing up your trainers and stepping out of the front door becomes a major accomplishment, especially once the clocks have gone back.

Here are some helpful tips that I have picked up over the years, some from practical experience and others from magazines, books and fellow runners. All of them are worthwhile trying out and some of them are of utmost importance.

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