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  • Eight reasons to try a triathlon

    Eight reasons to try a triathlon

    17th September 2019

    Do you want to feel fitter, look leaner, see new places and make new friends simultaneously? The answer is a triathlon, believes Lucy Fry The alchemy of putting the three triathlon disciplines together (swimming, cycling and running) in monthly training…

  • How to avoid injury

    How to avoid injury

    17th September 2019

    To help you train safely, healthy food retailer Muscle Food has compiled a guide on six of the most common injuries and how to avoid them. It’s no doubt that, alongside a healthy diet, physical exercise is the key to a…

  • 10 Fitness myths

    10 Fitness myths

    17th September 2019

    Harmful gym myths could be holding you back, says Mark Bailey To help fight fiction with fact, we detonate ten gym myths with the help of personal trainer Scott Laidler (scottlaidler.com), whose authentic advice has transformed the physiques of Oscar-winning…

  • Braveheart Triathlon delivers in adversity

    Braveheart Triathlon delivers in adversity

    16th September 2019

    Stunning. Only one word will suffice when describing the landscape around Fort William as hundreds of triathletes gathered on Friday to register for the Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon, says Malcolm Bradbrook. Loch Linnhe brooded along the shoreline and the Nevis mountain…

  • Mountain Biking: Getting Started

    Mountain Biking: Getting Started

    13th September 2019

    Fancy swapping your road bike for a mountain bike? Triathlete, PT and wellness coach Jeff Archer reveals how to make the transition Mountain biking is a fantastic way to head off the beaten track, and there are plenty of opportunities…

  • Taking on the Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon

    Taking on the Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon

    13th September 2019

    Malcolm Bradbrook outlines what has finally inspired him to take to the mountain tops and challenge his limits in triathlon Ever since I completed my first triathlon, I promised myself that one day soon I would push the boundaries and…

  • The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon and a frenzied forecast focus

    The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon and a frenzied forecast focus

    9th September 2019

    I have a new obsession. It’s not running, swimming or cycling – it’s not even strength and conditioning. It is frequently and feverishly checking the weather forecast. The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon is just five days away and, as autumnal…

  • Tapering advice for Braveheart

    Tapering advice for Braveheart

    3rd September 2019

    If you’re doing the Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon on 14th September, here’s some advice on how to taper from Sean McFarlane to make sure you’re fresh for race day… With race day now less than two weeks (yes, two weeks!)…

  • Eat beetroot to boost endurance

    Eat beetroot to boost endurance

    3rd September 2019

    Want to increase your endurance? Add beetroot to your diet. Studies show that the purple powerhouse can improve stamina and performance. In one study by Lansley et al, cyclists increased their maximum cycling time by 16 per cent. And runners’…

  • Five ways for runners to stay motivated

    Five ways for runners to stay motivated

    3rd September 2019

    Bored of training for those ‘normal’ race distances? Bring the spark back to your training with these must-try tips… If you’re a regular runner and already have lots of races under our belt, you may wonder what comes next. Variety…