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  • Changing face of triathlon

    Changing face of triathlon

    22nd May 2019

    Triathlon has been a booming industry for over a decade. Malcolm Bradbrook looks at how events are evolving to meet demand. They say that success breeds success, and with British athletes like Chrissie Wellington, Alistair Brownlee, Tim Don, Helen Jenkins…

  • The Fred Whitton 2019

    The Fred Whitton 2019

    20th May 2019

    The 114-mile Saddleback Fred Whitton Challenge has a well-earned reputation as being Britain’s toughest sportive. OF’s Malcolm Bradbrook was one of the participants. Other events might claim more ascent or greater distance but there is something about brutally steep roads,…

  • Red Bull Quicksand Race

    Red Bull Quicksand Race

    19th May 2019

    On Saturday 18th May 2019 650 runners headed to the sun-kissed shores of Margate beach to tackle the 2019 edition of Red Bull Quicksand. Over 10,000 tonnes of sand and a brutal one-mile circuit were all that stood in the way…

  • Could You Run An Ultra?

    Could You Run An Ultra?

    16th May 2019

    Tempted to challenge yourself to a distance longer than a marathon? Here’s what you need to know before you sign up for an ultra… How fit do you need to be to run an ultra-marathon? It’s a lifestyle issue as…

  • Is It Even Worth Stretching After Your Run?

    Is It Even Worth Stretching After Your Run?

    1st May 2019

    We’re often told to stretch after a run to reduce the risk of soreness afterwards. But we may be doing ourselves more harm than good. Running Injury & Performance Specialist Matt Phillips explains. Most runners now realise that there is…

  • One Of The World’s Greatest Adventurers Has Set Sail From Plymouth

    One Of The World’s Greatest Adventurers Has Set Sail From Plymouth

    29th April 2019

    Veteran British adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams has embarked on his greatest ever challenge – sailing solo across the Atlantic in support of St John Ambulance – on Sunday April 28.  And the record-breaking 62-year-old, who inspired the likes of Bear Grylls and Ben…

  • Fresh Focus

    Fresh Focus

    28th April 2019

    Ruben Tabares looks at why we should shift the focus of our pre and post workout nutrition. Ruben Tabares is one of the country’s most respected strength & conditioning coaches, nutritionist and sports therapist, having worked with everyone from boxer Amir…

  • Reaching My Peak: The Endurance Running Lifestyle

    Reaching My Peak: The Endurance Running Lifestyle

    27th April 2019

    Donnie Campbell recently set the winter record for the Ramsay’s Round, a challenge which sees runners attempt to conquer 24 Munros in under 24 hours. An endurance runner and coach, Donnie is used to pushing his body to the max,…

  • Tough Mudder Brings The Mud & Good Vibes To West London

    Tough Mudder Brings The Mud & Good Vibes To West London

    26th April 2019

    Tough Mudder kicks off the first muddy event of the season with a jam-packed course, including 10 new or updated obstacles, and offering the 5K, Classic and Tougher Mudder variations together for the first time in 2019.  What: Tough Mudder’s coming to Culden Faw, Fawley, for a weekend of muddy fun (Culden Faw, Fawley, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 3AS) Tough…

  • Shin Splints: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Shin Splints: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    25th April 2019

    If you’re new to running, or you’ve been running on hard, uneven or sloping surfaces such as a road with a definite camber, then one day you may just find yourself suffering pain between your knee and ankle on one…