Training

  • 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…

  • Cycle Power: Chris Hoy’s Top 5 Exercises

    Cycle Power: Chris Hoy’s Top 5 Exercises

    10th April 2015

    Britain’s superstar cyclist, Sir Chris Hoy describes his top five exercises that will help cyclists, build strength, dodge injury and power up their performance. Watch out you’ll build some thighs! Hoy believes regular conditioning exercises are the best way for…

  • 24 hour MTB people!

    24 hour MTB people!

    1st April 2015

    You could spend your day with your feet up watching telly, or even if you are active, getting in a nice easy cycle to keep your fitness up …. or you could survive fatigue, a crash, make friends with like-minded…

  • 24 Hour MTB Racing Tips

    24 Hour MTB Racing Tips

    1st April 2015

    If you fancy the challenge of a 24-hour MTB race then be sure to soak up the knowledge with these essential 24 hour MTB racing tips… Nutrition is Key You need to develop the belief that staying power primarily comes…

  • 10K training plan: 8 weeks to a new PB

    10K training plan: 8 weeks to a new PB

    16th March 2015

    Check out this 10K training plan, adapted from Jo Pavey’s own training methods, to get you to your new PB… This eight-week training plan is adapted from Jo Pavey’s own training methods by Richard Brennan, a Human Race fitness expert…

  • 5 things we learnt from Olympic skeleton racer, Amy Williams

    5 things we learnt from Olympic skeleton racer, Amy Williams

    13th March 2015

    Amy Williams won Olympic gold for Great Britain at the Vancouver Games in 2010, this country’s only medal, and the first by a British woman for 58 years… As a student in 2002, Amy tried out the newly-installed bobsleigh and skeleton…

  • Scared of a DNF? Here’s how to power to the finish line

    Scared of a DNF? Here’s how to power to the finish line

    4th March 2015

    A DNF can leave you broken and demoralised. So how do you bounce back, and more importantly, avoid one? It’s all about level-headed risk management, say leading international experts. Discover their top tips for powering to the finish line. “Whether…

  • Ian Walker: Training and nutrition for the Volvo Ocean Race

    Ian Walker: Training and nutrition for the Volvo Ocean Race

    25th February 2015

    To celebrate the birthday of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Skipper Ian Walker, we look into the challenges he faces with training and nutrition while on his Volvo Ocean Race journey… © Matt Knighton “We’ve just crossed the equator!” Those were the…

  • Training diary: triathlon novice

    Training diary: triathlon novice

    30th January 2015

    As a breaststroke-swimming, non-runner with a shopping bike, Catherine Jevans seems an unlikely triathlete. Yet through a series of unrelated events she’s found herself enrolled for a first triathlon. Meet the triathlon novice… Catherine Jevans, 46 – works for a wine…

  • 7 steps to breathe like a freediver

    7 steps to breathe like a freediver

    30th January 2015

    Freedivers swim extraordinary distances and depths on one lungful of air, using techniques that could benefit any runner or rider. We caught up with superstar of the deep Hanli Prinsloo to find out more… 1. Become aware of your breathing,…