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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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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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Run fast This Winter

Run fast This Winter

December 04, 2019 0 Comments

We've all heard the old saying "Winter miles equals summer smiles", but is slogging away with tonnes of slow steady pace work really the key to being the best runner you can for the summer season? Or should you be doing the complete opposite and spending the snowy months focusing on developing speed and strength? We think the latter might just b...
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The Worlds Greatest Porridge

The Worlds Greatest Porridge

October 15, 2019 0 Comments

We love oats. We use them in our flapjacks, we mix them in our smoothies at home and especially at this time of year we're making a tonne of porridge with them.  So then it should come as no surprise then that when the opportunity arose (after four years of being rebuked) to show off what I can do with a pan full of oats at the World Porridge C...
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Didn't get into the 2020 London Marathon

Didn't get into the 2020 London Marathon

October 08, 2019 0 Comments

There's no two ways about it, The London Marathon is a biggie. Thought of by many as one of the most enjoyable marathons in the world to run, that is if you can get a spot in the first place. Which is a lot easier said than done, in 2019 a whopping 414,168 runners applied for the London Marathon and of that colossal number roughly 360, 000 were ...
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