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  • 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…

  • ‘Braveheart triathlon takes on the coward in me’

    ‘Braveheart triathlon takes on the coward in me’

    25th August 2019

    Malcolm Bradbrook outlines what has finally inspired him to take 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 go…

  • Eat for endurance

    Eat for endurance

    20th August 2019

    Getting your nutrition right could mean success or failure come race day, says performance nutritionist Oliver Whiteman. Getting your training right is only one part of your fitness journey. If you’re not also addressing your nutrition plan, then you could…

  • Five things you can do to beat burnout

    Five things you can do to beat burnout

    20th August 2019

    Feeling chronically exhausted? Take a different approach to wellness to put an end to stress and anxiety. Mental wellbeing is just as important as physical wellbeing, and the World Health Organization has even added burnout to the International Classification of…

  • Injury prevention plan

    Injury prevention plan

    14th August 2019

    Running rehab specialist Matt Phillips reveals how to spot the signs of overtraining Whether you are a runner, cyclist or triathlete, overtraining can actually have an adverse effect on your wellbeing and increase the risk of injury. It’s great to…

  • The beginner’s guide to bouldering

    The beginner’s guide to bouldering

    14th August 2019

    If you’ve ever fancied trying rock climbing, bouldering is a great pursuit that works your upper body, core and improves strength and confidence. Sian Lewis explains how to get started The fine art of bouldering is all about climbing close…

  • The benefits of caffeine for exercise

    The benefits of caffeine for exercise

    6th August 2019

    Coffee has become the go-to ‘supplement’ of choice for cyclists but the benefits of caffeine aren’t restricted to those who ride – runners, climbers and endurance athletes at all levels can reap the rewards of the black stuff says Rob…

  • Boost recovery with mindfulness

    Boost recovery with mindfulness

    6th August 2019

    To get rid of pain, you need to involve your brain. Running Injury & Performance Specialist Matt Phillips reveals why… As runners, most of us have enjoyed the pain relief brought about by passive treatments such as massage, manipulation, stretching,…