The Spartathlon... The ultimate ultra-distance race, the iconic race that makes grown men cry, over a quarter of runners standing on the start line will not finish for various reasons, at least half of runners will cross a point during this journey where they no longer know who they are or what they are doing [...]
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Proper running biomechanics is something many running coaches are hesitant to discuss. Years of observation, trials, and science leave excellent runners still debating how to plant feet, kick and use their arms. How can performing a natural act elicit such varied methods and opinions? It’s our own fault. Humanity has turned running into an unnatural [...]
Altitude training has become very popular with endurance athletes and it is almost a necessity to be at the top of your running game. Unfortunately to get substantial benefits from altitude training you do need to spend a considerable amount of time living and training at high altitude, some sources say 2 weeks and others [...]
Both myself and Tori were extremely nervous about our first event. As a runner I have never really thought about the effort race organisers go to and the stress and worry behind putting on these sorts of events, yeah I knew there was a lot to sort out and I'm not the kind of person to [...]
Static Stretching for Runners When you first start out as a runner, you will probably think about stretching. It seems like the standard advice to new runners is to stretch your muscles before and after every run, and sometimes during too. Runners often see stretching as a way to recover from muscle soreness and tightness, [...]
Why Under-Training Should Be a Concern Over-training has always been a concern for coaches of dedicated athletes. The mantra of “no-pain, no gain” and the practice of “Run ‘til you drop” have resonated well over the years. Stress-related injuries, either acute (too much, too soon) or chronic (too much over time) are the result of [...]
When Jordan Joseph Apparel first reached out to me I had to admit I'd never heard of them but now everywhere I go they're there. If you’re not so familiar with Jordan Joseph apparel read up on their journey so far by visiting www.jordanjoseph.co.uk. So what makes the Jordan Joseph range so spectacular? Well having [...]
Mens 690v2 New Balance have released their new all-terrain trail shoe, the 690v2. So, what are they really like? From an ultra runners point of view, I love the trails. So, to be given the opportunity to trial the new balance 690v2's, I was all for it. Spec Sewn gusseted tongue 8mm drop Imeva injection Mildred [...]
I was excited to be given the opportunity to try out and review the new Boost Protein balls. The Boost balls are made from 7 natural ingredients, high in protein and are available in 6 amazing flavours. Raw Chocolate Brownie, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, Coconut Fudge Cake, Chocolate Orange Mud Cake, Mint Choc Chip, and [...]
I'd been looking forward to this race for months, The Barry 40 Mile is ultra running at it's purest in my opinion, 161 laps of an athletics track, no navigation or kit requirements to contend with just running. It's also the oldest ultra in the UK and has seen some of the best Ultra [...]