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  • Top 10 Tips To Conquer Your First Spartan Race

    Top 10 Tips To Conquer Your First Spartan Race

    24th May 2018

    #1 Join the Spartan Race UK mailing list. Check out this link and our Facebook page. There’s a wealth of information available for those taking on their first Spartan Race and for seasoned racers alike – tips from coaches, interviews…

  • Is Your Fitness Tracker Lying To You?

    Is Your Fitness Tracker Lying To You?

    20th April 2018

    Ahead of this weekend’s London Marathon, Which? has just released data which shows that inaccurate fitness trackers could leave runners miles from the race finish line. The data reveals the dramatic difference between actual distances run and those reported by…

  • Why ‘Big’ Doesn’t Always Mean Unhealthy

    Why ‘Big’ Doesn’t Always Mean Unhealthy

    20th April 2018

    Why ‘big’ doesn’t always mean unhealthy: 5 big reasons the number on your scales doesn’t determine how fit or healthy you are Written by Darrell Freeman, Founder and MD of plus-size male clothing brand, www.BigDudeClothing.co.uk There is a large focus…

  • First Aid For Runners

    First Aid For Runners

    22nd March 2018

    Here are some top tips from St John Ambulance, which we hope you won’t need! Blisters Blisters are fluid-filled bumps that look like bubbles on the skin. They usually form when someone’s skin repeatedly rubs against something or is exposed…

  • Are Athletes Winning The War On Cramp?

    Are Athletes Winning The War On Cramp?

    15th March 2018

    Muscle cramp continues to be a major performance-limiting issue for endurance athletes, especially those competing in hot and humid climates, according to a recent survey by hydration experts Precision Hydration. 1 in 4 athletes questioned said they suffer with cramp…

  • Heart Rate Confusion

    Heart Rate Confusion

    8th February 2018

    We look at the heart rate how to work out your training zone with fitness expert, Matt Hart… Q. Using my Garmin heart rate monitor, it has shown that I can reach a maximum HR of 193 and an average overnight HR…

  • Salty Facts: Reducing Your Salt Consumption

    Salty Facts: Reducing Your Salt Consumption

    7th February 2018

    Salt (along with sugar) has been in the news again recently not because we’ve run out of it to spread on the roads but because we are consuming too much of it

  • Lower Leg Strengthening: Musical Toes

    Lower Leg Strengthening: Musical Toes

    1st February 2018

    Target Muscle/s: Flexors and Extensors of Toes & Big Toe Sets & Reps: Varied & Fun Tempo: Practice slow, fast, to a musical beat Frequency: Twice a week strength training program (or as advised if part of rehab plan) Rationale…

  • Tips For Winter Running, Biking & Hiking

    Tips For Winter Running, Biking & Hiking

    2nd January 2018

    Q: “I’m keen to get into the outdoors over the winter and run, bike and hike. What tips have you got in terms of kit/other needs/ requirements?” Terry Jones, by email A: Admittedly UK weather in winter can be a challenge but remember there’s no…