Our senior consultant Andrew Weltch looks at the success of New York Road Runners in getting people of all ages and abilities running the sidewalks, streets and parks of the five boroughs.
Andrew Weltch with son Rich ahead of the Al Gordon 4M in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Running (or, more accurately for many of us, jogging) is perhaps the simplest form of exercise, and this blog has celebrated in a previous post the phenomenal success of parkrun in getting many thousands of people completing a 5k run every Saturday morning.
Parkrun’s rapid growth in recent years has seen it spread well beyond its UK home. At the time of writing [March 2019], it claims 3.6 million runners at 1,700 weekly events in 21 countries across five continents. But this isn’t the only organisation succeeding in getting people on their feet in a big way. Continue reading
Posted in Running, Sport
Tagged Brooklyn, Manhattan, New Balance, New York, New York Road Runners, parkrun, Popular Brooklyn Half, Prospect Park, TCS NYC Marathon, United Airlines NYC Half
Guest post by Reece Chambers on the weekend’s post-game press conference by Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock, and how it demonstrated a mastery of PR.
It’s 6.54pm on Saturday evening. Mr Warnock has just trudged back into the house and kicked his shoes off before settling down with a glass of fine red wine for the evening. All seems normal in the Warnock household, but what had preceded Warnock’s journey home was another masterclass in the communicatory skills of a wise professional. Continue reading
As the British Speedway Grand Prix returns to Cardiff, our senior consultant, Andrew Weltch, author of the history of Speedway in Wales, looks at the arrival of the sport in the city 90 years ago.
Top-level speedway has become an annual fixture on Cardiff’s sporting calendar, and as the 2018 Adrian Flux FIM British Speedway Grand Prix gets under way in the Principality Stadium on Saturday [July 21st], it will be 90 years since the sport arrived in the city. Continue reading
Great Britain’s sensational promotion to the top flight of world championship ice hockey could give the sport the boost it needs, writes our senior consultant Andrew Weltch.
As the lowest ranked team in the IIHF’s Division 1A (the second level), GB was expected to struggle against the likes of Hungary, Italy and Kazakhstan.
But they won four of their five games – including a final-game penalty-shot victory over hosts Hungary in front of 8,500 fans in Budapest last night (Saturday April 28th) to clinch the gold medal. Continue reading
Guest post by Emma Coolen, would-be professional soccer player, whose ambition is to be part of the Netherlands squad for the 2019 World Cup.
‘Come on ladies. Make us proud. Show the entire country what you are capable of!’, I wrote on my blog on July 16th, earlier this year . Continue reading
Our senior consultant Andrew Weltch reaches out to leverage some synergies going forward. A look at the crime against language – business jargon.
Women’s sport is on the rise, and it offers great opportunities for sponsorship.
In the UK this year  we’ve seen the success of women’s Super League cricket, the continuing growth of women’s soccer, England reaching the final of the women’s rugby world cup, and many other examples. Continue reading
Posted in Association Football / soccer, Business, Cricket, Football, Golf, Marketing, Rugby union, Sponsorship, Sport
Tagged cricket, England, Jana-Kate Richards, Kia, Kitsons, LPGA, Northern Ireland, soccer, sports, This Girl Can, Torquay, Torquay United, Torquay United Ladies FC, Women in Sport, Women's Rugby World Cup, Women's Super League
Guest post by David Collins of Welsh Football magazine. Here he looks at the challenges this independent print magazine has faced in its 25 years of covering all aspects of soccer in Wales.
As the editor / publisher of a small, independent magazine, the publication’s recent 25th anniversary gave me cause to reflect on the changes – and challenges – we’ve faced since we launched in 1992. Continue reading
Posted in Association Football / soccer, Business, Football, Magazines, Marketing, Media, Sport, Uncategorized
Tagged Arts Council of Wales, David Collins, Welsh Books Council, Welsh Football
Top-level sport has huge potential to influence attitudes and behaviour. That’s why we despair when a pro soccer player takes a dive and rejoice when a tennis player concedes a disputed point. Athletes’ actions will be imitated and their attitudes set the moral tone for their sport. Continue reading
Posted in Ice hockey, Media, Politics, Sport
Tagged Fatima Al Ali, games, hockey, Hockey Canada, Hockey Is For Everyone, LGBTQ, National Hockey League, NHL, RISE, soccer, tennis, United Arab Emirates, USA Hockey, Washington Capitals, You Can Play