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Tips and Motivation

7 ways to motivate yourself to run

7 ways to motivate yourself to run

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...
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5 Reasons to Love the Long Run this Summer

5 Reasons to Love the Long Run this Summer

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...
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Tips for How to run in the heat

Tips for How to run in the heat

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...
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Racing Returns - 155 Mile in 24 hours

Racing Returns - 155 Mile in 24 hours

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...
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Free To Run - Running Safety

Free To Run - Running Safety

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...
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50 Spring Wins Download (free) - 50 tips to get that Spring Bounce into your running

50 Spring Wins Download (free) - 50 tips to get that Spring Bounce into your running

Please download by clicking here and you can open the file on your smartphone tablet of laptop, or even a PC! Thanks to all the folk who helped put these ideas together, more detailed bios in the download, happy running
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Highlights of 2020

Highlights of 2020

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...
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Recovery Runs

Recovery Runs

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...
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All about Kit

All about Kit

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...
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Christmas Competition

Christmas Competition

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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How to get your hydration right

How to get your hydration right

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...
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Virtual Challenges

Virtual Challenges

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...
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