Croatia gets its first Run Friendly hotel

first_imgLifeClass Terme Sveti Martin is the first Run friendly hotel in Croatia, but also in Europe.The initiative to raise the quality of service for millions of runners around the world came from Berislav Sokač and his team from the Run Croatia project. The goal of the project is to organize races of a high standard, but also to sell experiences, ie to promote the Croatian tourist offer – apart from the sun and the sea.As over 50 million people regularly run in the EU, and their annual consumption is estimated at 9.6 billion euros, it is quite logical to focus on runners, especially in the pre- and post-season. This initiative was first recognized by those who know very well that today’s tourist should be offered much more than what was offered in previous years – those from northern Croatia, who are already the main generator of continental tourism in Croatia – LifeClass Terme Sveti Martin.”The introduction of the Run friendly concept in our business is a continuation of our desire to brand the resort in the direction of a Healthness resort that encourages a healthier lifestyle in its guests through physical activities, local food and mind cultivation. After being the first in Croatia to earn the Bike hotel certificate, we are extremely glad to be the first hotel in the world with a Run friendly certificate, providing passionate runners, but also beginners, all Run firendly services throughout the year. We are looking forward to every kilometer that is run in Međimurje.”Pointed out the General Manager of Terme, Branimir Blajić, who is also a passionate athlete and the initiator of many sporting events in the area. Among the sales packages, you will also find the RUN package, which in this Healthness resort is completely adapted to all the needs of runners. Includes high quality t-shirt, running map, various running tours – from beginner to advanced program, healthy offer of drinks and food in the mini bar, energy bars, late checkout, a special massage program and no less important, the perfection of untouched nature, ideal for an active stay outdoors.” The goal of the project is to provide a platform for runners as an added value to hotels through labeling, and our vision is for Croatia to be the first country in the world to have a platform for a run friendly package ” Berislav Sokač from Run Croatia points out and adds that they have made a book of standards and know-how for the certification of hotels as Run Friendly and that we have the opportunity to set a new standard on the tourist map of the world.But the Run Croatia concept is a much broader story, which includes the whole Run Friendly Eco System with various partners, from clinics, restaurants, banks, etc.… Read the wider story of the entire Run Friendly concept below in the attachment.Related news: BERISLAV SOKAČ, RUN CROATIA: I want to bring a part of 50 million runners in Europe to Croatialast_img read more

Luke Shaw: Manchester United man suffers double leg fracture

first_imgFull-back Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture of his right leg in Manchester United’s Champions League loss at PSV Eindhoven.Shaw, 20, will have an operation on his return to Manchester, the club said.He received oxygen while being treated on the pitch for 10 minutes after Hector Moreno’s tackle.”It is awful. It was a very bad tackle. He had the oxygen mask on and was crying in the dressing room,” said manager Louis van Gaal.The left-back started each of United’s eight games this season, as well as playing in England’s European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland. Yet with just nine months to go until Euro 2016, Shaw has suffered a broken tibia and fibula.When Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey suffered a similar injury against Stoke in 2010, he was ruled out for nine months.Less than an hour after suffering the injury Shaw wrote on Twitter:  “Thank you everyone for your messages, words can’t describe how gutted I am, my road to recovery starts now, I will come back stronger.”Former PSV man Memphis Depay scored the opener for the visitors in Eindhoven, before Moreno headed in an equaliser on the stroke of half-time.Luciano Narsingh then nodded home in the second half to secure a 2-1 victory. Shaw as he was taken off the pitchMexican centre-back Moreno was not booked for the challenge on Shaw and Van Gaal was not happy that the referee took no action.”A boy who came to Manchester United at 18 years old, it was very difficult, and the next season he plays fantastic and then that happens like this,” said the Dutchman.”When I say it is a red card and penalty, you will say I am a bad loser. Every word I say is taken in the wrong way. It was in the 18-yard box and it was very bad tackle with two legs. “I’m not a doctor so I cannot say, but when you have a double fracture it is four to six months. But you can never say that in advance.”He won’t play in the group stage, I don’t think. I hope he will play again this season.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Cori Gauff vs. Venus Williams: Everything you need to know about Wimbledon’s youngest qualifier

first_imgIntrigue abounds in the women’s singles at Wimbledon, where Angelique Kerber will be looking to defend her title, top-ranked Ashleigh Barty seeks a second successive Grand Slam title and Serena Williams chases a record-tying 24th major.But the story of the first round will surround Serena’s elder sister Venus, who will face 15-year-old qualifier Cori “Coco” Gauff at the All England Club. Wimbledon 2019: American teen Coco Gauff gets marquee opener vs. Venus Willliams – By successfully qualifying, Gauff will become the youngest player to feature in the women’s singles since Laura Robson did so 10 years ago at the age of 15.- Serena’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou has trained Gauff and told Omnisport of the American: “She is fantastic, she can become a top, top player. I believe in her a lot.”- And Gauff is not lacking in self-confidence, having set her sights on surpassing Serena’s achievements back in 2017, with a 12-year-old Gauff saying: “I want to be the greatest of all time.” She has already met both of them but will now have the opportunity to test her mettle against one of her heroes.Ahead of the biggest match of her fledgling career, we look at key details you need to know about the All England Club history maker.”They’re the reason I wanted to pick up a tennis racket”After coming through Qualifying, @CocoGauff now has the chance to face one of her idols… #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/20iqy8zYgj— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) June 28, 2019- Gauff was 7 years old when she began playing tennis. After initially growing up in Atlanta she moved to Florida to further her career in the sport.- She comes from an athletic background. Her father Corey played basketball at Georgia State and her mother Candi was a track star at Florida State. A five-time high school champion in the heptathlon, Candi also excelled at gymnastics.- Gauff made the US Open girls’ final in 2017, becoming the youngest ever player to do so at the age of 13. She lost to Amanda Anisimova, who reached the semifinals of the women’s singles at this year’s French Open.- Gauff turned professional in May 2018 and made her ITF debut as a qualifier at Osprey, Florida, winning her debut tour match.- Gauff won the French Open girls’ title last year by beating Caty McNally, alongside whom she lifted the U.S. Open girls’ doubles title. The pair did battle again in Miami this year, with Gauff claiming her first match win at the elite premier mandatory tournament level.I want to thank everyone who supported me this week! 🙏👏Thanks for all the kind words and messages of encouragement. Merci Paris🇫🇷🏆🤗 #keepbuilding #neverforget #RG18 #TEAMUSA #BatonRougenext pic.twitter.com/c63EJZ4qM3— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) June 10, 2018- At a low-level event in Indian Wells this year, Gauff took a set off two-time French Open semifinalist Timea Bacsinszky in a first-round defeat.- Gauff received a wild card into Wimbledon qualifying, and was shopping online for a dress for a gala when she was informed of the decision.- The night before her win over Minnen she remotely took a science test for her high school in Florida at 11 p.m.center_img American Coco Gauff, 15, makes Wimbledon history by earning main-draw spot Gauff, who idolized the Wlliams sisters, became the youngest Wimbledon qualifier in the open era at 15 years and 122 days by defeating Greet Minnen on Thursday.The teenager said of Serena and Venus: “Serena Williams has always been an idol and Venus, I mean, they’re the reason why I wanted to pick up a tennis racket.” Related Newslast_img read more

Busy schedule awaits Cranston, Team Canada volleyball

first_img2015 is shaping up to be one of the busiest years in some time for Dana Cranston and her teammates on Team Canada’s women’s volleyball team. The team has two games scheduled in Calgary on May 13 and 14 against Puerto Rico, and will also be taking part in the Pan American Games in Toronto in July.Part of the reason in wanting to take part in more games this year is to increase the exposure of the team on Canadian soil.“We really want to get volleyball growing as a sport in Canada,” Cranston said. “I think a huge part of that is that the men have been playing here the past few summers and that’s really growing the guys game. We want to do that on the girls side.”- Advertisement -The opportunity to play at home in a huge international tournament is one that doesn’t present itself very often, and as such has members of the team looking forward to July.“It’s pretty cool that it’s a subset of the Olympics and that it’s on home turf,” she said. “We have a lot of work to do this summer. We have some Grand Prix matches and World Cup qualifiers. I know that a lot of our team has their eyes set on the Pan Am Games because it’s a huge competition and we get to play in front of our home crowd which doesn’t happen very often.”The volleyball portion of the Pan Am Games runs from July 16-26.Advertisementlast_img read more