Does the idea of crawling through mud, navigating obstacles or running through the wilderness sound like your idea of fun? Then adventure racing could be for you. Part The Amazing Race, part obstacle course, adventure racing has been gaining momentum in recent years. From the world renowned Tough Mudder to Spartan Race and lesser known routes, here’s […]

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It’s no secret that winter can put a freeze on exercise motivation. Warm beds call, cold air deters and stiff muscles increase injury risk. These five winter workout hacks will keep you moving injury free – and hopefully heat up your motivation, too.   WORK THE WARM UP   Familiar with the ‘tense’ feeling that […]

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For the competitive runners amongst us, one of the biggest fears and frustrations is often the inability to complete a race or reach a PB. Despite training hard, it’s often a lack of knowledge surrounding the links between nutrition and running that can be the cause. Here are five ways to eat for your best race, […]

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As children, we loved to run around, it’s one of the first things we learn to do. In today’s society, everything is rush-rush, work-work  and we forget how fun and amazing it can feel to just run. As a running coach, I see many first time runners wanting to set themselves a challenge with an […]

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The word ‘cardio’ is often met with a visceral response; you either love or loathe it. If you’re in camp ‘loving it’, you’re in the minority. Over the past few years gym-goers have been encouraged to ditch long periods on the treadmill in favour of shorter, high intensity sessions. HIIT (high intensity interval training) has […]

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As a running fanatic, I’m always on the lookout for the best wearable tech for running. I’ve road tested several different watches to track my runs and monitor my progress, such as Garmin 405 Forerunner and my new go-to Fitbit Surge that is easy to wear all day. There’s no doubt we’re spoilt for choice when […]

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