New words – 12 August 2013

Dryathlete noun a person taking part in a Dryathlon

The UK’s first dryathlon is well and truly underway. Dryathletes from around the country will attempt to go dry this January, giving up alcohol for the whole month in support of Cancer Research UK.

[ 03 Jan 2013]

Dryathlon noun a prolonged period of abstinence from alcohol, usually undertaken for charity

If you’re participating in the Dryathlon and need help with
-signing up for your event
-joining a team to be on the Dryathlon leader board
-getting a sponsorship pack
please contact the Cancer Research UK support team at

[ 03 Jan 2013]

fitness snacking noun doing short, intensive bursts of exercise

Lastly, Steve says 2013 will see the demise of long workouts, with ‘fitness snacking’ taking over.

[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 14 Jan 2013]

highlining noun the extreme sport of walking across ropes suspended high above the ground

The group travel the world to take part in the extreme sport of highlining, in which people walk across wires fixed high above the ground or water.

[ 25 March 2013]

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