Running

  • 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…

  • Tips For Winter Running, Biking & Hiking

    Tips For Winter Running, Biking & Hiking

    31st December 2018

    Q: “I’m keen to get into the outdoors over the winter and run, bike and hike. What tips have you got in terms of kit/other needs/ requirements?” Terry Jones, by email A: Admittedly UK weather in winter can be a challenge but remember there’s no…

  • Plank Variation 2: Elbows On Stability Ball

    Plank Variation 2: Elbows On Stability Ball

    5th November 2018

    Target Muscle/s: Erector spinae, obliques, rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis Sets & Reps: Static: 30 seconds. Dynamic: 12-15 reps Tempo: Static & Dynamic Frequency: Include in your two strength sessions a week The ‘plank’ is an extremely popular exercise amongst runners,…

  • Scared Of A DNF? Here’s How To Power To The Finish Line

    Scared Of A DNF? Here’s How To Power To The Finish Line

    21st March 2018

    A DNF can leave you broken and demoralised. So how do you bounce back, and more importantly, avoid one? It’s all about level-headed risk management, say leading international experts. Discover their top tips for powering to the finish line. “Whether…