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The Benefits of Swimming

Steve Parry is a former British Swimmer, Olympic medallist at the 2004 Athens Games and Director of Total Swimming. Steve talks to us about the benefits of swimming. Obviously I’m a little biased when it comes to ‘bigging up’ the merits of swimming, but hand-on-heart it offers all-round fitness benefits that other sports simply cannot match. Swimming…

Check out the Decathlon Easter Opening Hours below.

Decathlon Easter Opening Hours

The Easter holidays are a great time for anyone of a sporting inclination. Decisive games are taking place in Football and Rugby Union, summer sports such as Rugby League and Cricket are now under way domestically and in 2014 the weekend coincides with the Snooker World Championships too. And if you have a four-day weekend to…

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A Day in the Life…Jose Bilbao

We recently caught up with Jose Bilbao to discuss his new role as Running, Fitness and Nature Department Manager at Decathlon Oxford. Name: Jose Bilbao Position: Running, Fitness and Nature Department Manager, Decathlon Oxford Sports: Running, Cycling and Football Interesting fact about you I am from a sporty region. Fernando Alonso, Santi Cazorla, Michu and…

Pep up your swim with Nabaiji!

A Brief History of Nabaiji

The Oxylane Group contains our range of Passion Brands, which are focussed on particular sports to provide our customers with quality products at affordable prices, making sport accessible to all. This blog looks at the history of our Swimming brand, Nabaiji. The Nabaiji brand is based in the town of Hendaye, the most South-Westerly town…

Toby from the Triban Owners Club before boarding the Eurostar to Lille.

Triban Owners Club B’TWIN Trip: Part I

When the Triban Owners Club was created in January 2013, naturally both Decathlon U.K. and our colleagues at B’TWIN immediately took an interest in the new group. We watched them grow, and when they passed 1,000 members late in 2013, we decided we wanted to join the celebrations. So, B’TWIN came up with the idea…

When you run to explore an area, landmarks such as rivers are great to avoid getting lost.

Run to explore

There are lots of things I enjoy about running. I love the simplicity of the sport. I love the fact that I have almost complete control over my performance. I love the fact that you can set yourself a new challenge at any point on your run, whether the challenge catching the runner up the…