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  • 10 ways to Max your Tri Training

    10 ways to Max your Tri Training

    14th April 2016

    British triathlete Vicky Holland reveals her top 10 tips for eking out the maximum gains in the minimum time, so work, weather and fading daylight hours never hamper your fight for fitness With three disciplines to juggle, even professional triathletes soon discover that…

  • Vancouver to Buenos Aires: Jamie Ramsay on running 17,000km

    Vancouver to Buenos Aires: Jamie Ramsay on running 17,000km

    31st March 2016

    Jamie has just returned from a solo and unsupported run from Vancouver to Buenos Aires. In 600 days he ran 428 marathons and crossed through 14 countries, a feat that has since earned him the title of Scottish Adventurer of…

  • 10 things we learnt from: Graham Bell, ex-international skier

    10 things we learnt from: Graham Bell, ex-international skier

    26th February 2016

    The downhill racer competed for Britain at five Winter Olympics, and has also raced in the London Triathlon and Marathon des Sables Grahem Bell one of the greatest downhill skiers that this country has ever produced, crowned Ski Champion of Britain eight times during…

  • Lizzie Armitstead’s Training Fixes

    Lizzie Armitstead’s Training Fixes

    12th February 2016

    Commonwealth Games road race champion Lizzie Armitstead shares her top twelve tips for tackling cyclists’ most common training and performance problems. Even professional cyclists face many of the same troubles as amateur riders – from an early-morning lack of motivation to posttraining aches and race-day…

  • 5 things we learnt from Kenton Cool, mountaineer

    5 things we learnt from Kenton Cool, mountaineer

    22nd September 2015

    Kenton Cool has climbed Everest eleven times, including twice in one week, and is recognised as one of the best climbers of his generation. Photo: Ian Parnell Kenton Cool made a telephone call and tweeted from the top of Everest, and to mark…

  • Ask the experts: how to deal with swim-induced ear infections

    Ask the experts: how to deal with swim-induced ear infections

    19th August 2015

    Our experts are on hand to tackle your training, nutrition and injury questions… Q: I’m a keen swimmer and have recently begun to train in open water, with a view to competing in some open-water events later this year. However, over the last couple…

  • To detox or not to detox

    To detox or not to detox

    15th July 2015

    Have you been tempted by a detox this summer? See what the experts think of detoxing… Q: I’ve heard a great deal about going on a detox. What do you think? Lindsay Holden (MSC.) – Nutritionist and personal trainer  purelifestyles.co.uk A: A…

  • How to lose weight and keep it off

    How to lose weight and keep it off

    12th January 2015

    Personal trainer Rob Jones looks at how to lose weight the healthy way… Q. I’d like to lose a bit of timber and keep it off. What’s a reasonable monthly target for weight loss? Nick Barnes, by email  A. Losing weight is…

  • Training on the 5:2 diet

    Training on the 5:2 diet

    12th January 2015

    Guidance on training while following this popular diet from sports nutritionist, Emma Barraclough… Q. A couple of friends are doing the 5:2 diet and I’m tempted to join them. Can I train on my two ‘starvation’ days? Jason White, by email A.…

  • Eating raw eggs like Rocky

    Eating raw eggs like Rocky

    7th January 2015

    Are eating raw eggs all they’re cracked up to be? Nutritionist Emma Barraclough answers your questions… Q. In the Rocky films he ate his eggs raw with milk. Is there any benefit to eating eggs this way? Bill Hopkins, by email…