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EVERY SHADE OF GREY……IT’S TIME TO RETHINK AGE.

  Whether using the phrases ‘blue rinse brigade’ or ‘over the hill’, the synonyms for older adults in our society are less than flattering. How often have you heard someone say “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” or “They’re a bit old for that” in relation to someone older than themselves. The problem…

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May 12, 2017

Coaching in an Active Nation.

On a cold and damp day just before Christmas when most people were busy shopping and anticipating  the holidays the Medau Team were asked to arrive early for their rehearsal.  We had been asked to take part in filming a short video for Sport England to support their Coaching Plan for England. Margaret Charlwood BEM…

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January 30, 2017

5 minutes with Margaret

  This is a guest post from the Exercise, Movement and Dance Partnership. We’re kicking off Women’s Sport Week by talking to Margaret Charlwood, Medau instructor and national display team choreographer, whose team are currently at the Golden Age Gym Festival in Slovenia. Hi Margaret. Thanks for taking the time to chat to us. So,…

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October 3, 2016

Rio to Portoroz

    Well Rio was far better than we expected and our Olympians ran faster, jumped higher, swam quicker, rode quicker  and aimed better than they had ever done before. Just when our time clocks had adjusted along came the Paralympics to make us burn the midnight candle once again.  What an inspiring lot of…

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September 29, 2016

Pandemonium + Four = #the road to Rio

During a summer of Brexit discord and terrorist attacks, it’s great to look forward to the imminent opening of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and the promise of the wildly exciting Samba rhythms, colours and extravagant costumes Brazil is renowned for. Rewind to the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and my wonderful memories as one…

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August 4, 2016

Medau on the campaign trail

  Let’s face it, political campaigns are a hard slog; winning voters, losing voters, spinning facts and trying to please everyone. It’s a hard game to win. Luckily, we sporty types are better at convincing our audiences because we’re awesome and so is our product. With that in mind, Medau sets off on the campaign…

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April 7, 2016

Put a spring into your step

According to the Met Office Spring has now sprung but does  the weather know this?  It has been so cold of late that we begin to wonder. So much to look forward to this month – Easter, the days getting longer and of course this year Sport Relief.  All of us at Medau wish to…

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March 15, 2016

Happy Christmas and A Healthy New Year.

Not too long to the big day.  Our #Team Medau are having to catch up with their preparations as they have not long been back from Gran Canaria representing Great Britain in the  50 plus age  category at the annual  Blume Gym festival. The team were the only representatives from Great Britain to fly the flag…

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December 16, 2015

Keeping well this winter.

As we approach the darkest and busiest time of the year, we should think about keeping ourselves well this winter. Take time out for yourself, take stock, have you had your flu jab yet?  It is never too late and if you have one now you will be protected for the next three months.  Did…

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November 24, 2015

63rd Annual Reunion and AGM

The weather was frightening The thunder and lightening Seem to having their way But as far as we were concerned It was a lovely day. Apologies to Fred Astaire. The rain was pouring when we all arrived in Hatfield for our Annual Reunion and AGM, some had got lost on the way and some didn’t…

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November 11, 2015
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