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  • 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…

  • Mountain training for lowland dwellers

    Mountain training for lowland dwellers

    29th August 2019

    In 15 day’s time, I will be entering a sea loch at the start of the epic Braveheart Triathlon, writes Malcolm Bradbrook. All being well, sometime later that day I will cross the finish line having swum 1.9km, biked a…

  • Natural alternatives to HRT

    Natural alternatives to HRT

    27th August 2019

    Women’s health expert and nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville (marilynglenville.com) explains how natural remedies can help to help beat menopause symptoms Some women sail through the menopause, but others struggle with the transition, experiencing a whole host of unpleasant symptoms. From…

  • From elite runner to sub 10 hour Ironman runner

    From elite runner to sub 10 hour Ironman runner

    27th August 2019

    This is the latest update of Stuart Robinson’s journey ‘From elite runner to sub 10 hour Ironman in 18 months’. I have now completed my first Half Ironman event in Stafford. Here’s how it went down… Stafford was my first…