Blogs

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • How Can Massage Help Runners?

    How Can Massage Help Runners?

    21st June 2019

    Running rehab specialist Matt Phillips explains the benefits of sports massage for runners. Some runners swear by it, others say it’s a waste of money. The fact that most elite runners have regular massage suggests there must be something in…

  • Reaching My Peak: The Endurance Running Lifestyle

    Reaching My Peak: The Endurance Running Lifestyle

    27th April 2019

    Donnie Campbell recently set the winter record for the Ramsay’s Round, a challenge which sees runners attempt to conquer 24 Munros in under 24 hours. An endurance runner and coach, Donnie is used to pushing his body to the max,…

  • Paddling The Worcester Ring Challenge

    Paddling The Worcester Ring Challenge

    14th December 2018

    Written by Tim Jones We’ve been paddling steadily, but with increasingly less enthusiasm, for about 4 hours. It’s a LONG way. I ache. Everywhere. In particular my neck, shoulders, butt, legs, arms, wrists and feet. I have a couple of…

  • Mr Average Takes On Winter Warmer

    Mr Average Takes On Winter Warmer

    16th March 2018

    The Pit of Eternal Stench For those of you that read my last blog, you’ll be aware that I have set myself a challenge of completing one OCR, Mud Run, Trail Run each month for the whole of 2018. Whilst…

  • Mr Average Takes On MacTuff

    Mr Average Takes On MacTuff

    14th February 2018

    According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the average male in the UK is white, 38yrs old with another 41 years left, 5ft 8 and 80kgs. I am therefore a perfect representation of Mr Average. If the ONS went…

  • Climbing To The Top Of Kilimanjaro

    Climbing To The Top Of Kilimanjaro

    3rd February 2018

    Late one Sunday night in September, I was doing my last social media check before turning out the lights.  I stumbled across a tweet from Eco-Africa Climbing (EAC) looking for women to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, on International Women’s…

  • Simon Davies Takes On Ice, Desert & Jungle Ultra Marathons

    Simon Davies Takes On Ice, Desert & Jungle Ultra Marathons

    12th January 2018

    Written by Simon Davies, I’m going to attempt a grand slam of three of the hardest ultra-marathons in the world this year – The Ice Ultra, Desert Ultra, and Jungle Ultra – to raise as much money as I can for…

  • 5 Things We Learnt From Chris Townsend, Long Distance Walker

    5 Things We Learnt From Chris Townsend, Long Distance Walker

    18th August 2017

    Over the past 40 years, Chris Townsend has trekked thousands of miles, covering the world’s greatest trails as well as creating his own hikes. Author and hiker, Chris Townsend was the first man to walk all 517 of Scotland’s mountains over…