Training

  • 5 things we learnt from Matt Langridge, GB rower

    5 things we learnt from Matt Langridge, GB rower

    8th September 2015

    The newly crowned European champion has Rio in his sights, his fourth Olympic Games. WITH TWO WORLD Championship gold medals and Olympic bronze and silver medals, Matt Langridge has been one of the stalwarts of the GB Rowing squad for more than a…

  • Cheers

    Cheers

    3rd September 2015

    It’s the research that all recreational outdoor fitness fans have been desperate to read! Knocking back a beer or two at the end of a hot run doesn’t compromise the body’s efforts to rehydrate. Monitoring 16 male athletes (where do they find these volunteers?)…

  • 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…

  • How to rope climb the Royal Marines’ way

    How to rope climb the Royal Marines’ way

    18th August 2015

    If you want to scale obstacles as if they were not there when you take on your next obstacle course then you’ll need good upper body strength… Rope climbing is a great way to develop this strength and to gain confidence with heights – not that…

  • 5 things we learnt from Hannah White, endurance athlete and broadcaster

    5 things we learnt from Hannah White, endurance athlete and broadcaster

    14th August 2015

    Hannah White, 31, is bidding to break the women’s world record for sailing the fastest nautical mile… Extreme adventurer Hannah White has sailed the Atlantic solo three times, cycled the seven-day Haute Route through the Alps, and kayaked across England. She is a presenter on…

  • Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 3

    Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 3

    10th August 2015

    So you’ve signed up for (or are going too) this epic challenge as sponsored by this magazine, with its run up and down Britain’s highest mountain. You may be worried about how to prepare and what you’ll encounter, well fear not as we continue…

  • Training diary: London to Brighton Trek 2015

    Training diary: London to Brighton Trek 2015

    4th August 2015

    Contemplating a walking challenge as big as the London to Brighton Trek? See how OF reader Emma Brien trained for walking 100K… Before taking on the London to Brighton Trek in June, Emma (and her fellow walkers) committed themselves to…

  • Lunch break workout

    Lunch break workout

    3rd August 2015

    Desk-bound all day? Make the most of your lunch break with these quick and easy workouts. All you need is a little space in a local park… WORKOUT PROTOCOL This workout is designed to be high intensity, and mixes cardio with bodyweight resistance exercises. This combo will…

  • Summit for the weekend: Helvellyn, Cumbria

    Summit for the weekend: Helvellyn, Cumbria

    29th July 2015

    It may only be the third highest in the UK, but Helvellyn is number one for dramatic summit views and thrilling ascents… Why: The Lake District National Park is the perfect playground for outdoor adventure seekers, and its crowning glory is the towering mountain of…

  • Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 2

    Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 2

    17th July 2015

    Sean McFarlane takes us through the second part of the Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan… So you’ve signed up for (or are going to) this epic challenge as sponsored by this magazine, with its run up and down Britain’s highest mountain.…