Half Term Fun at Boulder Barn

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HALFTERM ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN 1 hour instructed climbing and climbing based games. Activities at the discretion of the instructor in charge and dependent on age/ability. Please note: Advance Booking is required Session Dates & Times Tuesday 27th October9am – 10am & 10.30 – 11.30amWednesday 28th October9am – 10am & 10.30 – 11.30amThursday 29th October9am – 10am & 10.30 […]

BOULDER BARN’S STAR CLIMBER Harriet Sheppard

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By Lynn Stokes, MBE Harriet Sheppard,16, started climbing at the Boulder Barn/Taste for Adventure aged eight. She would attend regularly and followed Sam Stokes and Dan Wardle around – they were always on hand to help her. As Harriet grew in the sport, they would incorporate fun training sessions like games and physical training, making […]

FitNet – Update

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Dear FitNet Readers I hope you are all keeping well and healthy, adapting to the changed circumstances and coping with the delay in offering your services. The latest government advice appears to be that the lockdown of the health & fitness industry could be lifted in July or as late as October. These are very […]

The HEALING POWER Of NATURE

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By Andrea Slivkova Smith Connection with nature is deeply embedded in us. A new term ‘ecotherapy’ is increasingly being used to describe the beneficial effects of spending time surrounded by nature. It brings about calm, self-reflection and an opportunity to re-connect with what’s really important to us. Nature offers the best antidote to the stresses […]

11th WUKF EUROPEAN Karate CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Beardsley’s Karate squad put on a stellar performance in Odense in Denmark, showing the results of their hard work, commitment and great sportsmanship Odense in Denmark is known for being the hometown of Hans Christian Andersen, and last autumn it proudly hosted the 11th WUKF European Karate Championships. Yet again, the World Union of Karate-Do […]

BEARDSLEY’S KARATE SCHOOL: Interview With The Karate Power Couple Champions Chris Rowan and Danielle Dunn

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Tom Beardsley’s Karate School first opened in Hereford in 1974, and it was first named Hereford Shukokai Karate Club, after the style practised. After moving around the city’s different venues, in 2001 the school settled in its first full time centre, Central Dojo in West Street, not far from the training centre’s current location in […]