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  • Summit for the weekend: Helvellyn, Cumbria

    Summit for the weekend: Helvellyn, Cumbria

    29th July 2015

    It may only be the third highest in the UK, but Helvellyn is number one for dramatic summit views and thrilling ascents… Why: The Lake District National Park is the perfect playground for outdoor adventure seekers, and its crowning glory is the towering mountain of…

  • Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 2

    Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 2

    17th July 2015

    Sean McFarlane takes us through the second part of the Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan… So you’ve signed up for (or are going to) this epic challenge as sponsored by this magazine, with its run up and down Britain’s highest mountain.…

  • Tri power: Helen Jenkins’ top 5 exercises

    Tri power: Helen Jenkins’ top 5 exercises

    17th July 2015

    Helen Jenkins reveals her top five exercises designed to help cyclists, runners and triathletes build strength, dodge injury and upgrade their performance. Helen Jenkins knows that strength and conditioning (S&C) drills are a crucial component of any athlete’s training regime. The 2008 and 2011 ITU world triathlon champion, appreciates that…

  • Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 1

    Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 1

    18th June 2015

    So, you’re keen on doing an epic challenge this year. And you fancy a late season race in an iconic venue? But you’re worried that the Braveheart Triathlon (as sponsored by this magazine), with its run up and down Britain’s highest mountain is a…

  • 18 tri tips from Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee

    18 tri tips from Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee

    9th June 2015

    It’s not often two brothers share the same Olympic podium. When Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee took gold and bronze medals respectively at the 2012 Olympics, they cemented their place as one of Britain’s great sporting dynasties. For all of you fancying a go…

  • 5 things we learnt from Lizzy Hawker, ultra runner

    5 things we learnt from Lizzy Hawker, ultra runner

    27th May 2015

    No one is more qualified to impart knowledge on running than Lizzy Hawker… Lizzy Hawker is an endurance athlete with a special talent for running in the mountains. She is a five-time winner of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, was…

  • Time trials

    Time trials

    7th May 2015

    If you’re a sportive rider, aspiring road racer or a triathlete, time trials (TTs) are a great test of fitness, pacing and mental toughness. But don’t be put off by the serious racers in skin-suits, aero helmets and their disc wheeled stealth…

  • 10 TT tips from Chris Boardman

    10 TT tips from Chris Boardman

    7th May 2015

    Along with an Olympic Gold medal, hour records and World titles on the track, Chris Boardman still also has the fastest recorded Tour de France prologue, 55.15kph in 1994, and five consecutive National 25-mile time trial wins on his Palmarès. For racing against the clock, his…

  • 5 things we learnt from Prof. Greg Whyte, sports scientist

    5 things we learnt from Prof. Greg Whyte, sports scientist

    28th April 2015

    An internationally recognised expert in physiology, sports and exercise performance, professor Greg Whyte has coached celebrities to achieve extraordinary challenges for Comic Relief and Sport Relief. What do the comedians David Walliams’ Channel swim, Eddie Izzard’s 43 marathons in 51 days and John Bishop’s…