Training

  • How to avoid injury

    How to avoid injury

    17th September 2019

    To help you train safely, healthy food retailer Muscle Food has compiled a guide on six of the most common injuries and how to avoid them. It’s no doubt that, alongside a healthy diet, physical exercise is the key to a…

  • 10 Fitness myths

    10 Fitness myths

    17th September 2019

    Harmful gym myths could be holding you back, says Mark Bailey To help fight fiction with fact, we detonate ten gym myths with the help of personal trainer Scott Laidler (scottlaidler.com), whose authentic advice has transformed the physiques of Oscar-winning…

  • 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…

  • Injury prevention plan

    Injury prevention plan

    14th August 2019

    Running rehab specialist Matt Phillips reveals how to spot the signs of overtraining Whether you are a runner, cyclist or triathlete, overtraining can actually have an adverse effect on your wellbeing and increase the risk of injury. It’s great to…

  • 10 minutes with Olympian Jo Pavey

    10 minutes with Olympian Jo Pavey

    30th July 2019

    Crowned European 10,000m Champion less than 10 months after having her second child at the age of 40, Olympian Jo Pavey has learned that being adaptable and flexible has given her the edge – and now she’s setting the bar…

  • Why you need a training plan

    Why you need a training plan

    27th July 2019

    Running injury and performance specialist Matt Phillips looks at how to change training habits to progress and stay injury free. Achieving a new PB can bring an emotional high like no other but chasing it too enthusiastically can all too…

  • The benefits of having a coach

    The benefits of having a coach

    12th July 2019

    Ben Price talks about how a coach can help you achieve your performance goals and how it has helped him become fitter and faster. In November of last year, I wrote about the benefit of having a coach. In the…

  • ‘Find a good balance’

    ‘Find a good balance’

    10th July 2019

    Double Olympic time trial champion Fabian Cancellara reveals the most common training mistakes made and how to avoid them. Interview: Mark Bailey Want to be a better cyclist? Follow these top tips from Fabian Cancellara and you’ll see your race…

  • 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…

  • 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…