I've seen the above saying attributed to both Winston Churchill and Benjamin Franklin, regardless of the author, this bit of wisdom has guided me through over 30 marathons.
Over the years I've had lots of marathon runners contact me asking for advice on their marathon fuelling, and asking is a great first step. Here's some quick suggestion... Read More
For many people running a marathon is the greatest physical achievement of their lives. And rightly so, running the 26.2 deserves respect, regardless of whether you're running your first or your hundred and first Marathon!
With the right preparation though, a marathon is absolutely achievable for almost anyone, this means not only having done th... Read More
When Renee McGregor talks you'd better listen up, because she is a nutritional genius, having worked as a Sports Nutritionist for a host of GB Athletes and written some incredible books on the subject. Her book "Training Food" was ranked as #1 on Amazon in Fitness and is a brilliant read. For all things Renee we suggest you look at her website ... Read More
I love running races, especially the longer ones, but honestly the stress of trying to taper properly used to be enough for me to almost swear off Marathons for good! That is until I took the time to come up with a simple plan for easing back on distance and intensity ahead of a race, instead of just playing it by ear, which never worked for me.... Read More
In an ideal world before every run you'd set aside two hours to make sure you had time to eat, drink and let it all settle before heading out of the door. The reality however is that none of us live in that perfect imaginary world and instead have to fit our training in around real life. Sometimes that means you have to stick your head under the... Read More
We all know that the backbone of a long distance runners training program is the old steady state state or long run. These big runs are an absolute must if you want to be able to get to marathon distance and beyond. If however you're aim is to do more than just finish a race then you are going to need to do a little more than just plodding along... Read More
There is nothing in the running world that can really compare to the feeling of a good hard trail run. It really is the tops, the mix of adrenaline, lung busting climbs and beautiful views is a wonderful combination but it can be a little overwhelming to know where to get started for newbies. So we put together these nine simple tips to get you ... Read More
There's no two ways about it, Ride London is a biggie. Thought of by most as one of the most enjoyable 100 milers you can do, especially in the UK, that is if you can get a spot in the first place.
Which is a lot easier said than done, but don't despair if you didn't get one of the coveted spots - Chia Charge is here for you, with a few fun Ride... Read More
Thank you to Mike Gaddas of Colconquerors for writing this great guide for us.
So you've got one of the precious places on the 2019 Ride London, well first off - Congratulations! It really is a race like no other with breathtaking views and even a couple of breath taking hills to boot. Aside from just relaxing and enjoying the experience there ... Read More
As they say up my way, it’s turning!
The weather is certainly feeling a lot fresher at the moment as those golden, crisp days of autumn subside and we’re waking up to a layer of frost on the trails. As nice as it is not to be drenched in sweat every time you finish a run, it can also be tricky to know how to stay comfortable once the cold kicks... Read More
The internet is great isn't it. Not only does it allow you to order Flapjacks and have them arrive at your door the next day, it also has tonnes upon tonnes of running training plans and plenty of them free. Which is absolutely amazing for runners of all levels but if you are still new to this running malarkey then some of the different types of... Read More
The first couple of times you go running, chances are that eating is going to be the absolute last thing on your mind. Instead your more likely to be focusing on how your previously flat neighbourhood all of a sudden feels rather hilly and that your probably didn't need quite so many layers. As time goes on and the those short runs start becomin... Read More