Cycling Weekly

Ruck over Cancer challenge for rugby club

Martin Ord

Oswestry Rugby Club is taking on a challenge, based on the famous Ironman races, with individuals team members either swimming 2.4 miles, running 26.2 miles or cycling 112 mile in a day.

Ruck Over Cancer aims is to raise £30,000 for Prostate Cancer UK and Breast Cancer UK, two leading men’s and women’s health charities.

They were inspired to take on the Ironman Challenge after two Mums at the club were recently diagnosed with breast cancer and the club President was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Liz Johnson whose three children play rugby and husband Stewart coaches diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2020.

“A small tumour was picked up on a routine scan, I had no idea that anything was wrong. I was extremely fortunate to get the cancer caught early, I had to have quite a large operation to remove the tumour and thankfully the early diagnosis

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Phantoms and Monsters – Real Eyewitness Cryptid Encounter Reports

A British man says he fled from a seven-foot tall telepathic alien mantis. He told of how he fled while cycling home through a woodland in Warwickshire.

This account was originally reported in the Daily Star:

“It sounds crazy but I felt I could sense its feelings towards me and it was just like pure alien hatred. You know when you’re watching a documentary and you see a spider eating a fly and just a malevolent sense of evil?”

He said he was forced to quit his job after skeptical colleagues dubbed him the “Mantis Man of Warwick”.

He had been left traumatized and now struggles to sleep after cycling through Oakwood and Blacklow Spinney, shortly after finishing a 12-hour work shift on July 16, 2020.

“On a Thursday morning at 5am I was cycling home from work and I saw something odd in the sky. It was a

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The Best Triathlon Watches of 2021

Triathlon watches are effective training companions for multisport athletes of all kinds. Here are the best on the market in 2021.

GPS-enabled watches offer reliable water resistance, precise fitness tracking, and a complete range of smartwatch capabilities. For those exercising with triathlon fitness in mind, the right watch can substantially improve your training.

A high-end tri watch can tell you how fast you are going, how far you have gone, and the intensity of your workout relative to yourself and others. It gives you essential health information and tells you how close you are to reaching your training goals.

Watch brands often offer a range of devices, each decked out with different modes and their own activity-specific features. Additionally, many watches on the market sync up easily with information-sharing and tracking apps like Strava to keep you connected to your training community.

On this list, we’ve compiled a list of

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Four remarkable St. Louisians on life after retirement

For some, retiring means relaxing. Others rediscover aspects of themselves or embark on new adventures. These St. Louisians never stopped (or never truly retired) and during the pandemic, they are filling their time giving back to the community, staying in touch with friends, and staying in motion. 

Former gallery owner Lynn Friedman Hamilton, 75, encourages seniors to indulge in a hobby they couldn’t during their youth, especially in the arts sector. In 2009, Hamilton founded Maturity and Its Muse, a nonprofit that puts on community events, hosts art exhibits, and offers free programs with a focus on how visual arts can stimulate memory. She invited the older artists she knew—with insatiable appetites for life—to lead classes and inspire their contemporaries. “I love the way a person’s involvement in the arts can introduce them to like people and offer a sense of belonging and, especially in older folks, a means

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