Over the past few weeks some ultra-races have started again including the Centurion race, North Downs Way 100, which our podcast ‘Run to the Hills’ features in Series 2 Episode 1. The content is also available on our new YouTube Channel ‘Run to the Hills’ so you have a choice to just listen or watch the interviews … or both!!
We interviewed the ... Read More
Somehow it doesn't quite seem right, to be checking the weather for the week and seeing that multiple days are sunny and 30 plus degrees. Here in the UK we might love the sun but we aren't always the best at handling it especially when it comes to getting those miles in.
Soaring temps, a scorching sun and high humidity doesn't mean that you hav... 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
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
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