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Locking down your Lockdown fitness

Locking down your Lockdown fitness

March 24, 2020 0 Comments

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...
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9 Tips for Starting Trail Running

9 Tips for Starting Trail Running

March 19, 2020 0 Comments

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...
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A sensible guide to running.

A sensible guide to running.

March 18, 2020 0 Comments

With races being cancelled and pasta, that classic staple of many a runner, disappearing from the shelves along with toilet paper, it looks like us runners are going to be in for at the very least, a tough few weeks.  Along with everyone else of course. But just because we need to taking more precautions to help curtail the spread of the Corona ...
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How to get marathon ready

How to get marathon ready

March 10, 2020 0 Comments

Spring is almost here - daffodils are popping up, pancakes are being flipped and the sun is starting to shine again. This can only mean one thing, Marathon season is almost upon us! Whether 2020 is the year of your first 26.2 or your 100th we've got a couple of top tips for making sure that you get to the start line in one piece and hopefully cr...
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What makes a race tough?

What makes a race tough?

March 03, 2020 0 Comments

Reckon you could run up and down an old railway tunnel non stop for 55 hours? Well if you feel up to the challenge send Mark Cockbain a message and see if you're not too late to join the forty runners lining up in front the Combe Down Tunnel, near Bath at 3pm tomorrow. The Tunnel is a disarmingly simple race really, runners have 55 hours to ru...
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The 2020 London Marathon Cheat Sheet

The 2020 London Marathon Cheat Sheet

March 01, 2020 0 Comments

The London Marathon is at the top of a lot of runners and non runners bucket lists and with good reason. There really is no other event like it anywhere else, a perfect combination of a madcap festival and a super serious sporting event. As the big day gets ever closer we thought we'd put together the ultimate guide to everything you need to kno...
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Reasons to Love Running through Storm Dennis

Reasons to Love Running through Storm Dennis

February 19, 2020 0 Comments

So far this month has not been an easy one for us runners we've been battered first by Storm Ciara which scuppered many a training run and cancelled more than a few races and now by Storm Dennis.  The weather may be grim and there seems to less runners out each miserable morning. But you don't need to be beaten, with just a decent pair waterproo...
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The Perfect Post Run Routine

The Perfect Post Run Routine

February 12, 2020 0 Comments

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...
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Don't be Frustrated by fuelling.

Don't be Frustrated by fuelling.

February 06, 2020 0 Comments

Trying to learn what and when to eat on the run can be a little overwhelming. For a start the advice that's out there is often confusing, not to mention contradictory. With one person touting the benefits of running everything  fasted and another swearing if you don't pound a sugary gel every 20 minutes you will collapse in a heap and maybe die....
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Fighting Fatigue

Fighting Fatigue

January 23, 2020 0 Comments

On paper The Spine, the 268 mile foot race across the Pennine Way should be the most boring sporting event of the year. It's long and the course isn't exactly spectator friendly (freezing cold and spread out runners aren't a perfect match). Instead it's arguably one of the most exciting Ultra Races going with 1000's of dedicated dot watchers and...
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Five Fantastic Reasons to run an Ultra Marathon

Five Fantastic Reasons to run an Ultra Marathon

January 07, 2020 0 Comments

Once the domain of mythical tribesmen and super athletes Ultra Marathons used to be something that most normal runners couldn't even fathom. Times however have changed and so has the perception of what a 'normal' runner can achieve. Which thankfully has lead to a huge rise in the amount of Ultra Marathons out there, ranging from 50ks to the nigh...
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A SMARTer New Year

A SMARTer New Year

December 31, 2019 0 Comments

How was your 2019? I’m willing to bet that some things went really well and other things that you wanted to happen just didn’t. Life happened instead. Surprises probably popped up that meant having to put things off; injuries may have put paid to plans or your feelings about earlier targets may have changed. Personally, my races all went to pl...
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