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
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
Gyms might be shut, spin classes might be cancelled and the yoga studios may have closed their doors but that doesn't mean you can't get in great shape. Running is a fantastic way to get and stay fit and safe this Spring. It requires no equipment, can be done anywhere completely on your own and works for all fitness levels. Here's everything you... Read More
Right now with no races on the immediate cards, if you're anything like me you're probably thinking back to all those what if moments from races past. We’ve all been there: you’re in a race, working hard, giving it your all, when someone floats past you looking totally comfortable and effortless. There are loads of potential factors for that per... Read More
I can't be the only one who was hoping that all this extra time on our hands (no commuting being one of the few perks of this whole malarkey) would mean that I could get in those extra runs. I'd envisioned myself going out twice a day, once at sunrise and again as it's starting to set. However last night's new announcement threw a slight spanner... Read More
With all that's going on at the moment, it seems like there has never been a better time to get out and explore your local trails. For a start they're much fresher, more fun and prettier than the treadmill in your local gym. The mix of adrenaline, lung busting climbs and beautiful views is a hell of a combination! But it can be a little overwhel... Read More