Running

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…