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  • Choosing the right running shoes for you

    Choosing the right running shoes for you

    7th June 2019

    Can running shoes really prevent you from getting injured and if so, how do you choose the right pair for you? Running rehab specialist Matt Phillips reports. How did you choose your last pair of running shoes? If you visited…

  • Race report: Blenheim Triathlon

    Race report: Blenheim Triathlon

    7th June 2019

    Transition locations do not come much more stunning than the courtyard of Blenheim Palace, writes Malcolm Bradbrook. One of the UK’s most magnificent stately homes gazes serenely down on you as you prepare for the challenge ahead. This year saw…

  • Running in the Outer Hebrides

    Running in the Outer Hebrides

    5th June 2019

    They recently won the female pairs’ category of the Hebridean adventure race, Sean McFarlane caught up with Gemma Beaton and Amy MacDonald for a leisurely coastal run and chat.   What do you do if you live in one of the most…

  • How to be a better runner

    How to be a better runner

    5th June 2019

    Christina Neal, Editor of Outdoor Fitness and author of the book, Run Yourself Fit, reveals how to improve your running. Don’t overdo frequency Running can be addictive and once you start, it’s easy to get hooked on the endorphin rush…

  • 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…