Archive for January, 2010

More Info on Food Shopping in Loughborough

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Even though it has a small town centre, Loughborough has got loads to offer when it comes to food shopping, especially when you’re looking for international ingredients.  Here’s a run down of what Pawel and Tas featured in the film:

Iceland

Where: 21 Market St, Loughborough

Opening times:

Mon-Sat 09:00-18:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

Phone no: 01509 237 103

Somerfield

Where: 8 Market St, Loughborough

Opening Times:

Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 07:00-19:00

Thu & Sun 10:00-16:00

Phone no: 01509 230 484

Sainsbury’s

Where: Ashby Rd, Loughborough

Opening Times:

Mon-Sat 08:00-22:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

Phone no: 01509 237 724

Oriental Food Shop

Where: Ashby Square

Opening Times:

Mon-Sat 10:00-18:00

Sun CLOSED

Phone no: 01509 219 625

Loughborough Market

Where: Loughborough town centre

Opening Times:

Thu & Sat 07:00-17:00

More info: http://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/markets

Loughborough Student Union Shop

Where: Student union

Opening Times:

Mon-Fri: 08:30-22:30

Sat: 08:30-17:30

Sun: 10:30-17:30

Phone no: 01509 635 000 (Student union switchboard)

More info on the Sprint Bus

The Sprint Bus stops at the following bus stops on Loughborough University campus:

1. Outside the Student Union

2. Outside the Mechanical Engineering building

3. Outside the Pilkington Library

Buses run every 10 minutes Monday to Friday, but less frequently on the weekend.  It costs £1.20 to get into town and £1.50 to get to the train station.  Return tickets are not available.

The journey should take 10 minutes from campus to town and 20 minutes from campus to the train station, however this is depending on traffic and can take longer.  To find out more, visit: http://www.kinchbus.co.uk/

A Taste of Yorkshire: Behind the Scenes

Monday, January 18th, 2010

A Guide to Yorkshire

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Fancy visiting one of the towns and places featured in the film?  Check out the quick guide below:

Leeds

Leeds is one of Yorkshire’s many modern cities, with a great shopping scene and buzzing nightlife.  The city centre is quite compact, meaning it’s easy to walk around and see all the sights.

Popina’s

31 Brudenell Rd,

Hyde Park,

Leeds

LS6 1HA

Harrogate

Harrogate is a very upmarket town, with lots of cool art galleries and cafés to browse around on a sunny day.  The Valley Gardens is beautiful to walk around if the weather is nice.  Harrogate is a short train ride away from Leeds.

Lancaster Bakery

38 Cold Bath Rd,

Harrogate,

HG2 0NA

York

York is one of England’s oldest cities, with strong links to both Viking and Roman times.  Another short train ride away from Leeds makes York an essential destination to visit.

Ebor Fisheries

1 Ebor St,

York,

YO23 1AX

Eating for sport

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

To help you perform the best in sport and exercise – it’s good to be competitive! – you need to eat well to do well. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you can never drink or have a cheeky pizza ever again – but just not too much of it, and in balance with healthy things, so you’re not totally deprived!

There’s loads of great websites out there to help you make the right food choices, tell you what’s good to eat for a training regime (before and after exercise), and quick and easy recipes. Here’s a few we recommend!

GENERAL
• NHS: ‘Food for Sport’
Teen Weightwise website
• Teens Health: ‘A Guide to Eating For Sport’

EATING FOR RUGBY
• Daily Mail: ‘The Food of Champions – What the rugby players eat’
• Rugby Coach: ‘Eating to Win for Rugby Players’
• The Rugby Blog: ‘Nutrition for Rugby’

And don’t forget to check out our very own blog post about eating for sport – from a student’s point of view!