6 Sporting Activities to Try this Spring/Summer

April 04, 2019

6 Sporting Activities to Try this Spring/Summer

The summer months bring with them a whole host of exciting activities to try your hand at. Whether you want to try something new or build up your skills in a particular discipline, the longer days are the ideal time to venture outside and enjoy leisure pursuits in the sunshine.

How do you decide what to try in summer 2019? To help you determine the sporting activity which will be your new calling, our guide below highlights what you need to try, taking into account your current ability.   

 

For the Beginner

It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby, and the summer provides the perfect time to explore sporting activities to see which could be your new favorite. However, leaping from your couch straight into a 5K run is a rather intimidating prospect, so what activity could suit a beginner?

Archery

  • Archery

Archery may not be the first activity you think of, but the summer months are a great chance to pick up a bow and get into position! This particular discipline has more health benefits than you might previously have thought, and is a fun, exciting way to not only build stronger muscles but also better mental health. This sporting activity requires archers to remain calm and accurate under pressure, which provides the ideal way to practice mindfulness and concentration in a beautiful environment. There are also many competitions held which you can take part in once you’re adept. Don’t forget to showcase your archery medal display, with a range of medal display ideas.

Swimming

  • Swimming

Swimming is a gentle yet powerful sporting activity, and one which provides you with a great all-over workout. Jumping into your local outdoor pool is a fun way to relax under the summer sun while working out. Much like archery, the solitary nature of swimming is also the perfect way to practice living in the moment, taking every stride one stroke at a time. 

 

For the Exercise Lover

For those who wish to push themselves a little bit further, there are many sporting activities to try out, including the two below.

Mountain Biking

  • Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is an exhilarating way to explore the beautiful scenery around you. It’s an extreme sport which is also low impact, meaning it puts less stress on your joints than pursuits such as running. It’s ideal cardio, and while you don’t have to be an expert to take part, knowing you can successfully handle a bike around rough, rocky terrain is a big bonus. 

Scuba Diving

  • Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is a serene way to see what’s going on in our oceans and lakes. It’s an incredible workout for every muscle, helping build strength and develop endurance. For this sporting activity, however, do make sure you join a club or group to receive the correct training and support. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, it’s important to take a buddy with you into the water.   

 

For the Top-Level Athlete  

Are you at the top of your game, and want to strive for perfection? The summer months are host to many competitions, where you can pit your nerves and skills against fellow athletes. Why not consider taking part in the two below and hopefully take home the winning medal?

Running Golden Gate Bridge

  • Golden Gate Double 8K, San Francisco

Held on Sunday, 4th August, this incredible race offers views of the Golden Gate Bridge as you run through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco. You will begin at Crissy Field in this two-stage event, where you will run for 5K, enjoy halftime, and finish with a 3K run. What’s more, everyone who finishes will receive a special medal, perfect for adding to your medal display box!

Triathlon

  • Salty Dog Triathlon, Hutchinson, Kansas

A triathlon is an exciting event to try, but it’s not for the faint hearted! This particular event is perfect for the whole family, with Salty Pup taking place on August 9th, and Salty Dog taking place on August, 10th. For an adult, you can expect a 4000-meter swim, 10.5-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run. For your little one, don’t forget to stock up on gifts for runners, and fuel their competitive spirit a bit more. There are many cool ways to display medals, including an oak medal display case with space for the whole family’s awards. 


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