Training

  • 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…

  • How to be a better runner

    How to be a better runner

    5th June 2019

    Christina Neal, Editor of Outdoor Fitness and author of the book, Run Yourself Fit, reveals how to improve your running. Don’t overdo frequency Running can be addictive and once you start, it’s easy to get hooked on the endorphin rush…

  • Could You Run An Ultra?

    Could You Run An Ultra?

    16th May 2019

    Tempted to challenge yourself to a distance longer than a marathon? Here’s what you need to know before you sign up for an ultra… How fit do you need to be to run an ultra-marathon? It’s a lifestyle issue as…

  • Is It Even Worth Stretching After Your Run?

    Is It Even Worth Stretching After Your Run?

    1st May 2019

    We’re often told to stretch after a run to reduce the risk of soreness afterwards. But we may be doing ourselves more harm than good. Running Injury & Performance Specialist Matt Phillips explains. Most runners now realise that there is…

  • Shin Splints: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Shin Splints: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    25th April 2019

    If you’re new to running, or you’ve been running on hard, uneven or sloping surfaces such as a road with a definite camber, then one day you may just find yourself suffering pain between your knee and ankle on one…

  • Lower Back Ache From Cycling

    Lower Back Ache From Cycling

    9th April 2019

    Physiotherapist, Tobias Bremer answers reader’s questions including this one on diagnosing lower back ache among cyclists. Q. My lower back aches after cycling. Why, and what can I do about it? Paul Hyde, by email A. Obviously the first port of call…