Everyone loves an easy run right? If you don’t then you’re probably not doing it right.
One of the most common mistakes we see in runners training for marathon and above is the “easy run smashed”. Too many people attack their easy running like it’s race day and you’re hitting the home straight, which really defeats the object of the run itself.... Read More
In the grand scheme of things, we can all agree that races being cancelled probably isn't the worst thing to happen in 2020. With that out of the way, we can all also agree that it doesn't make it any less miserable when you find yourself stuck at home, when you should be bombing down the side of a hill with a number on your chest.
Fortunately w... Read More
Regardless of what program you follow or what distance you run. All running training for the most part can be split into two parts. The time spent actually running (and doing cross training) and the time spent recovering from that training. The first part is the fun stuff, it's what we all love about running, out in nature breezing through the t... Read More
There's no denying that a great big hill or mountain can turn what would otherwise be a pretty average trail into an exhilarating (and exhausting) thing of beauty. But with those added views comes an added challenge.
Simply put hills are hard work. It doesn't matter whether your racing or training, a tough uphill section can make or break your r... Read More
As restrictions have started to be lifted a little bit, giving us a taste of the outdoors once again it's only natural that many of us are starting to think about making up for lost time and planning wild and wonderful adventures for when this all done and dusted.
And really there's no better time to start planning for a challenge, than now whi... Read More
This weekend is set to be another hot one, while this is great news for anyone planning to battle lockdown blues with a BBQ, it can throw a serious spanner in the works for anyone trying to keep on top of their running.
But high temperatures, a beating sun and high humidity doesn't mean that you have to be relegated to running on the spot in tha... Read More
Sometimes a cliche is just a tired and hackneyed expression and other times it's a nugget of wisdom. The old coaches favourite of it's not how hard you train but how hard you recover is one of those nugget cliches.
Deep down we all know that recovery is important, that's why we try to get lots of sleep and eat our veggies. But with many of us ei... Read More
One of the main reasons we all fell head over heels for trail running is that it allows us to get out and see the world in all of its glory. The coastlines, the lakes, the forests and the mountains that otherwise might pass us by, are all at our feet.
However all this beauty doesn't come easy, especially when it comes to those pesky hills and mo... Read More
If you're anything like me, you've spent the last couple of weeks creating list after list of every peak you want to summit, fell you want to run and race you want to enter. Some of you might of even thought about getting into a whole new discipline, maybe one that's fast paced, muddy and wild. Maybe Fell Running. So we reached out to Fell Runni... Read More
Your brain is pretty sneaky at the best of times, but right now it can downright treacherous. It will work really hard to convince you that you don't 'need' to go for that run, when could stay at home, surrounded by warmth, food and comfort. Afterall why would you want to go and run 10 miles in a pandemic when you can kick back and watch NetFlix... Read More
Motivation can be a fickle thing at the best of times but when you're confined to your house 23 hours a day and all your races are being cancelled left, right and centre, it can be damn near non existent. That's why right now it's so important, to set beneficial goals that you can work on while in lockdown. Which means that when this is all over... Read More
Is now a good time to start running?
Currently we're all being told that we can and should get outside for some solo exercise as long as we are safe and sensible. Not only does exercise keep your immune system strong but it's really good for your mental health too especially if you're shut up at home all day.
So as long as you are symptom free... Read More