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Visit York Racecourse Event


York Racecourse


Pam Jackson and Darren Wiseman

 

I was invited to a behind the scenes event by Visit York at  The York Racecourse. 

This was a fabulous event taking us into areas where the public would not be allowed to go. The Weighing room, the Changing rooms and The Stewards room. We were entertained with insights and stories by William Derby Chief Executive & Clerk of the Course, James Brennan Head of Marketing and Sponsorship and Tony Lee Operations Manager. 

It made me realise in particular just how lucky we are to have such a fantastic race course. Easy to see why they call it the Ascot of the North. 


I also didnt realise just how many different events they hosted throughout the year all nothing to do with racing at all.

Whilst we were there Gillian Cruddas reminded members of the Scandanavian Choir Tour which is a free event in York on 26th may 2012. Fun evening of music and song from Scandinavia and England! 4 Norwegian choirs will perform as part of their weekend festival in York: Nordstrandkoret, Unn-koret, Porsgrunn Sangforening and Ostre Gausal Sangkor.

Plus for some local flavour the South Bank Singers from York and the Four Quarters Quartet from Ryedale.


Harrogate Flower Show well worth a visit





The Harrogate Flower Show is well worth a visit whilst visiting if you are visiting York around 26th – 29th April 2012.









Its run by the RHS and is often refered to as the Chelsea of the North.





There are gardens diplays, flowers, stalls, demonstrations, Flower arrangement competitons Cookery Demos



Harrogate is only 20 miles from York so is an easy distance to visit the show.









Do have a look around Harrogate town whilst visiting its a quaint little spa town.










Visiting York in The Half Term

If you are looking for things to do whilst visiting york in the half term here are some exciting suggestions for the kids.

Illuminating York Where York is bathed in digital light shows for tourists and locals alike

Celebrate Halloween at York Maze where the kids can get into ‘the spirit’ of things.

The NRM big fun with little trains

Remember its not just about the History its also about the present. We love York

Start early for Christmas shopping







Around this time we start to think of the kids returning to school and the autumn months ahead. Suddenly we acknowledge that Christmas is just 16 weeks away. Now is the time to start preparing. Don’t get caught out with the snowy weather like last year, start your shopping early.





We have a great solution
We have a regular group of ladies who are sisters but live in 4 separate corners of the UK. They meet up here every year for the weekend. They buy all their Christmas shopping then spend their evenings wrapping all their pressies together in their rooms drinking wine and listening to music laughing giggleing and generally enjoying each others company

What an excellent way to deal with all that Christmas shopping.


If this appeals to you The York Priory has started reducing the prices on our our midweek and Sunday nights leading up to Christmas. It is always best to call the reception team 44 (0)1904 819022 to discuss the availability, rates and make a booking


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Location:York,United Kingdom

Personal Experience of a Personal Trainer

In 2002 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it was raging out of control

I was feeling pretty low and not enjoying life in general. I really knew I had to do something positive for myself.

A couple of years ago I enrolled a personal trainer, Jason Feavers.

I truly felt foolish. I really didn’t want to exercise and was scared and reluctant as to what was going to be expected from me. Jason is absolutely fantastic and explained how the roles of a P.T has changed over the years. No more push push for the burn and more lifestyle coaching. He works with several professionals like Elaine Wilson and Suzanne Brue and believes very strongly research and making positive changes. Jason is very encouraging and uses persuasive instruction. He must be a very clever man because he has actually in succeeded in getting me to exercise without it actually disliking like it. He has a very simple philosophy and that is that the exercise must be something you enjoy. He also works with people who in training for goals like marathons, climbs, events etc. A diverse spectrum.

So far I have tried Nordic walking, power plate, TRX, kettle bells, boxercise. I have started dancing in both ceroc and salsa.

On the positive side, my diabetes management has really improved so much so that I have managed to be taken off 1 of the tablets, and made lots of new friends and tried new experiences.

I would defiantly recommend a personal trainer. Choose your tranier carefully and make sure you are both working towards the same goal. It really can be a positive step.