Imagine you've just completed a really tough half marathon. You're elated, relieved, and proud of your accomplishment. You vow to yourself that you'll never run such a long race again.
A few weeks later, you find yourself struggling to even make it through a 5k. What happened?
The answer is simple: you lost consistency.
Finding and ... Read More
You've been planning your 2023 running campaign for months, maybe even years. You've picked the perfect goal, set your sights on the right race, and nailed down your training schedule. But have you stopped to think about your training plan?
A well-crafted training plan is one of the most important tools in any runner's arsenal. Wi... Read More
The holidays are nearly over and for many of us that means getting back into our routines. Maybe for you that means hitting the gym again or going for a run. We all know that feeling of getting back into a routine after taking some time off: it's not always easy, but it's always worth it.
We're excited to get back to running (an... Read More
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and for runners, that usually means getting in some training during the Christmas holidays. But sometimes, it's OK to take time off from running and enjoy the season. Here are five things to consider when you're thinking about training during Christmas.
Reasons It's Important to Take Time... Read More
How was your 2022? 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... Read More
Well done for finding this page, just click here to download the Winter Wins 101 pdf. 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, the thought of running in the rain and the dark can be less than appealin... 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
You don't have to be in the middle of the moors to find it can be cold outside.
Running in cold weather can be a challenging but rewarding experience. The colder temperatures and often wet and slippery conditions present a number of challenges, but with the right preparation and precautions, running in the UK during the winter months can be a g... Read More
Why you should mix up your training and start building up your speed this winter... Read More
We want you to be safe this Autumn
This blog was written to go with the Run to the Hills Podcast 34 sponsored by Chia Charge
Here are some simple security tips for looking after yourself when out running. Follow the PACER mnemonic
Plan you run:
Think about the rough route you’re going to follow and how much time it will take you and tell som... Read More
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... Read More