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

Gatland ponders Lions quota system

first_img Press Association Wales coach Warren Gatland believes the British and Irish Lions should consider using a quota system. Gatland took charge of the Lions for their tour of Australia earlier this year, coming away with a 2-1 series win thanks to a team dominated by Welsh players. His selection drew criticism in some quarters and Gatland believes a discussion is needed about what fans want from the team. center_img He told the Sunday Telegraph: “I think something the Lions should instigate is a public debate about whether the Lions need a quota system. “It’s worth debating and I think we should start it off. Do we need a minimum number of players from a country in the squad and then, when we are picking a Test side, does there need to be a minimum of one or two [from each country] in the starting XV? “I think I know what the answer will be with that, but, if we don’t raise it and debate it to get a consensus, then potentially we are going to end up with what we had recently on this tour.” Gatland was surprised by the vitriolic response his team selections inspired in come quarters, with suggestions that his choices were anti-Irish or overly pro-Welsh. “That personal stuff got to me,” Gatland said. “I go back to the 1993 Lions tour to New Zealand and I think there were 11 Englishmen that started the third Test in Auckland, but there wasn’t the controversy with that.” last_img read more

Paul Flanagan earns 400th career victory in 1-0 win over Robert Morris

first_imgAfter defeating Mercyhurst on Jan. 10, Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan was one win away from his 400th-career women’s collegiate hockey victory. But for the past two games, Syracuse losses – a last-second overtime loss to Mercyhurst and a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Robert Morris – prevented him from reaching the mark.Saturday afternoon, Flanagan and the Orange had another opportunity against the Colonials in Pennsylvania. Syracuse (7-15-1, 6-3-1 College Hockey America) outlasted Robert Morris (13-9-2, 7-3-0), earning Flanagan his 400th win in a 1-0 victory.After two periods the Orange and Colonials were in a scoreless deadlock. But, three-and-a-half minutes into the third frame, freshman forward Brynn Koocher slotted the puck past the Colonials goalie to break the draw. With over sixteen minutes left to play, the Orange needed an insurance goal or would be forced to rely on their defensive play to lock out Robert Morris for the win. Unable to add an additional score, Syracuse secured the win by shutting out the Colonials. Allison Small stopped all 32 shots she faced, including 15 in the third period. The shutout was Small’s second of the season – she held Lindenwood scoreless in a 7-0 Syracuse win in early December.Syracuse’s ability to kill penalties was put to the test in the second period, as Emma Polaski, Mae Batherson and Kristen Siermachesky were all sent to the box. This season, the Orange have been able to kill nearly 80% of their penalties, holding opponents to 20 power-play goals. SU’s penalty killing contained the Colonials to only six shots.Robert Morris’s desperation led to two late penalties in the third period that Syracuse was unable to score on. This season, SU has only scored 15 goals on the man advantage – a 15.3% power-play rate.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPaul Flanagan was the seventh women’s college hockey coach to reach the 400 win mark. Of those wins, 230 came during his career behind the bench at St. Lawrence University, where he coached from 1999 to 2008.After Flanagan’s 399th win, he told the media that reaching the 400 mark wasn’t at the top of his mind.“”It’s just another sign that I’m old,” Flanagan said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 18, 2020 at 8:07 pm Contact Will: wrhentsc@syr.edulast_img read more

Premier League team of the weekend: Man United and Liverpool stars included

first_img Defensive midfield: Jan Kirchhoff (Sunderland) – He might not have run around with the bluster of Lee Cattermole but yet another assured performance from the German helped the Black Cats to victory. The £750,000 Sam Allardyce chucked in Bayern Munich’s direction now seems like a bargain. Left wing: Fabio Borini (Sunderland) – The ex-Liverpool man has found it tough to find any kind of consistency in recent years, but was superb in the Black Cats’ vital win over Norwich. He won the penalty which he scored, assisted Jermain Defoe for the second after making a good run down the flank and was generally a nuisance, making two successful tackles. Striker: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – Another hat-trick for the hotshot takes him to 21 for the Premier League season in just 2039 minutes. That means the Argentine is making the net billow every 97 minutes, compared to Harry Kane (every 133 minutes), Jamie Vardy (every 135 minutes). 11 There were more thrills and spills in the Premier League at the weekend as the battles at the top and the bottom of the table took new twists.Leicester City’s controversial 2-2 draw with West Ham means Tottenham could close the gap at the summit to just five points, if they defeat Stoke City on Monday night.Meanwhile, Norwich City lost to Sunderland, and Newcastle United grabbed another win to add extra spice to the fight for survival.Elsewhere, Man City thrashed causeless Chelsea, while Liverpool and Manchester United registered wins.But who were the individual stars across Saturday and Sunday? Click the right arrow above to see talkSPORT’s Premier League team of the weekend… Right back: Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) – The Ecuadorian had a tough act to follow after Timothy Fosu-Mensah’s recent displays at full-back but did well in his first 90 minutes since October. A smart assist for Marcus Rashford’s goal will have given him more confidence too. 11 11 Striker: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) – In a relatively inexperienced team, the England star managed to fire in ten shots on Artur Boruc’s goal, scoring once. His header was excellent, while flicks like the one that led to Roberto Firmino’s goal show his class in the penalty area. Roy Hodgson must have one hell of a headache working out which strikers to take to France. 11 Centre back: Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) – The Argentine slipped home the Toffees equaliser against Southampton as they attempt to keep their season from descending into farce. He and John Stones did well to keep the physical imposing Graziano Pelle relatively quiet. Attacking midfield: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – The crafty Belgian has hit the ground running since his return from injury and was a constant menace against his former club Chelsea. Under the stewardship of Pep Guardiola, if he knuckles down and stays clear of injury, he could become one of the best in the world. 11 Left back: Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) – The ex-Ipswich man looked like being the match-winner for the Hammers with his volley crashing into the top corner. It rounded off a decent match for the English star, who handled the tricky Riyad Mahrez well. 11 11 11 11 11 Centre back: Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City) – Finally things appear to be clicking for the ex-Valencia star. He and Eliaquim Mangala were excellent against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and they were at it again to deny Chelsea on Saturday evening. Goalkeeper: Heurelho Gomes (Watford) – Click the right arrow above to see the rest of our team… – Once considered a laughing stock after a series of unfortunate errors at Tottenham, the Brazilian is now the only Premier League goalkeeper to have saved two penalties in one game on two occasions. He outwitted Saido Berahino on Saturday to ensure the Hornets claimed a 1-0 victory. 11 Right wing: Andros Townsend (Newcastle United) – The £12m January signing is beginning to find his feet at St James’ Park with two goals and two assists in his last three games. He will be vital for their survival hopes and his five successful tackles against Swansea (more than any other player on the day) will endear him to supporters too. last_img read more