As the weather begins to turn colder and life continues to come up with new distractions, we all find ourselves feeling like we just want to lie in front of the TV rather than pull on those trainers every once in a while. However, we also all know that feeling of regret if you do miss a workout, so here are 7 tips to help you to motivate yoursel... Read More
Regardless of what distance you run or what terrain you do it on, all us distance runners tend to have one thing in common - the long run.
Reason 1: Practice Using your Kit
It might seem that every blog we write, starts or finishes with a variation on this point. But we really can't overstate just how important properly testing out your kit i... Read More
Somehow it doesn't quite seem right, to be checking the weather for the week and seeing that multiple days are sunny and 30 plus degrees. Here in the UK we might love the sun but we aren't always the best at handling it especially when it comes to getting those miles in.
Soaring temps, a scorching sun and high humidity doesn't mean that you hav... Read More
Thanks to Edwina Sutton for this blog written to go along with Run to the Hills Podcast 35, there's a link here please have a listen and subscribe or download
Getting back to real life …
Credit: Steve Ashworth
After a weekend of record breaking runs at the Centurion 100, the return of the Hardmoor races ad numerous marathons and fell races pop... Read More
This blog has been written to go with the Run to the Hills Podcast sponsored by Chia Charge
Here are some simple security tips for looking after yourself when out running. Follow the PACER mnemonic
Plan you run:
Think about the rough route you’re going to follow and how much time it will take you and tell somebody when to expect you back. The... Read More
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Thanks to all the folk who helped put these ideas together, more detailed bios in the download, happy running Read More
2020 has been a very tough year for everyone with one of the key words ‘unprecedented.’ It will be a year we will all remember for the wrong reasons!
Thankfully though there have been highlights that we can hopefully look back on with joy. My wife and I welcomed our 7th grandchild with hearts full of love.
The vast majority of running races have... Read More
There is a well-known statement when it comes to training, ‘The majority of runners run their easy runs too hard and their hard runs too easy.’
I would imagine we have all heard this statement and I also imagine that for the majority of us it is true!
It is so easy to end up doing all our weekly sessions at a similar pace but if we want to see i... Read More
Running is a cheap sport. ‘All you need is a pair of running shoes and you are away’
While that may be true every runner knows it is not the full story! As you move up in distance from 5k to 10k, to half marathon, marathon and into ultras the kit list and the amount you spend goes up and up.
Here are just some of the kit that we runners will hav... Read More
Run to the Hills podcast sponsored by Chia Charge are offering a special Christmas competition. In keeping with the spirit of Christmas this one is all about giving rather than receiving!
So instead of trying to win a prize for yourself we are asking you to nominate a friend for the prize. Here is an outline of the prize
Weekly training plan
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In episode 15 of ‘Run to the Hills’ Edwina Sutton and I interviewed Andy Blow, the founder of Precision Hydration. It was a fascinating insight into how to replenish the electrolytes before, during and after a run. One of the key things I learnt was the fact that we are all different and to get the best out of my performance we need a system tha... Read More
One of the good things that has come out of lockdown and the cancellation of many of the races we love is the rise of virtual races. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I’d never thought about how a virtual race would work and what was the point. But now I’ve been involved in a couple over the summer I can see they are a great way to keep moti... Read More