Blogs

  • 5 fantastic UK canoe trails

    5 fantastic UK canoe trails

    27th July 2015

    Pick up a paddle and explore Britain in an open boat on these fantastic canoe trails… 1. CALEDONIAN CANAL What: A four- or five-day, 96-kilometre (60-mile), coast-to-coast canoe odyssey through Scotland’s epic Great Glen, crossing Loch Lochy, Loch Oich and Loch Ness, paddling from Fort William to Inverness…

  • Training diary: Ironman Wales

    Training diary: Ironman Wales

    13th July 2015

    Outdoor Fitness’s new training diary candidates have set themselves up to enter some mega events in the near future. Here’s an introduction to the new recruits… If you take three men that between them have destroyed knees, can’t swim and hate running,…

  • A-Z of running volunteering

    A-Z of running volunteering

    15th June 2015

    Our friends at Join In UK have put together the A-Z of running volunteering to show several ways of taking part in your local community without dusting off the trainers… A is for Announcer The booming voice of confidence that tells the…

  • BSc Outdoor Fitness degree: taking risks or managing risks?

    BSc Outdoor Fitness degree: taking risks or managing risks?

    10th June 2015

    Programme director, Geraint Forster introduces the next module that looks at risk vs benefit assessment… Risk is an inherent part of most outdoor sport. It is not only unavoidable, but is often essential. It is partly the presence of risk…

  • 18 tri tips from Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee

    18 tri tips from Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee

    9th June 2015

    It’s not often two brothers share the same Olympic podium. When Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee took gold and bronze medals respectively at the 2012 Olympics, they cemented their place as one of Britain’s great sporting dynasties. For all of you fancying a go…

  • Meet Sally Hall

    Meet Sally Hall

    21st May 2015

    Here’s the winner of our epic Outdoor Fitness comp for bike nutters! Read her introductory story as she embarks on an amazing mountain biking journey… Late last year, we teamed up with the SCOTT MTB Marathon Series, SCOTT sports, CYCLE-TEC and…

  • A taster of the BSc Outdoor Fitness degree

    A taster of the BSc Outdoor Fitness degree

    16th April 2015

    Course leader Geraint Forster will be taking us through what to expect in the BSc Outdoor Fitness at University of Wales Trinity St David. Here is the first instalment… Green Exercise – why do we do it?  I come back…

  • Quick-fire Q&A with Sean Conway

    Quick-fire Q&A with Sean Conway

    17th March 2015

    Digital Editor Katherine Weir caught up with endurance adventurer Sean Conway, as he ramps up training to complete his Great Britain triathlon… Aiming to prove that he could break a world record, Sean decided to attempt to become the first person…

  • 5 things we learnt from Olympic skeleton racer, Amy Williams

    5 things we learnt from Olympic skeleton racer, Amy Williams

    13th March 2015

    Amy Williams won Olympic gold for Great Britain at the Vancouver Games in 2010, this country’s only medal, and the first by a British woman for 58 years… As a student in 2002, Amy tried out the newly-installed bobsleigh and skeleton…