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Month: October 2018 (page 3 of 3)

Phoebe Strachan: Becoming a successful surfer in Scotland

Ailsa Harvey

Phoebe Strachan moved from Edinburgh to Thurso with a dream to one day hold the title of ‘Scottish Women’s Surfing Champion’. In April of this year the 22-year-old did exactly that.

After striving for this result for five years and securing the position of runner-up in the previous year, Phoebe’s victory at the Scottish National Surfing Championships definitely qualifies as her proudest moment to date.

“It felt absolutely awesome if a little surreal.” she says. “I had wanted it for so long so I think to finally win it I felt like I had achieved my goal. When I was standing on the podium I was actually just worrying that they would make me do a speech and I really couldn’t think of what I’d say.”

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Sport of the Day – BMX Racing

Ailsa Harvey

BMX is an abbreviation for bicycle motocross. There are two forms of competitive BMX; racing and freestyle.

BMX races are off-road sprint races which take place on single-lap tracks. The extreme sport is highly dangerous as riders travel at around 30 mph and collisions with other racers are far from uncommon. Contact in the sport is legal but not recommended.

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Sport of the Day- Surfing

Ailsa Harvey

 Tokyo 2020 will see the sport’s Olympic debut with 40 surfers expected to compete for medals, but how much do you know about surfing? How often have you seen it feature in sports news?
Surfing is a surface water sport, first observed by British explorers at Tahiti in 1767. The sport involves incredible balance to be able to ride powerful waves while executing maneuvers such as turns and cutbacks towards the breaking wave.

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