Running

  • Run further without injury

    Run further without injury

    15th October 2019

    Extra mileage can often lead to injury. Matt Phillips explains how to up your miles without suffering the injury blues For most recreational runners, being able to run further is nearly always at the heart of your goals. But sometimes,…

  • Get better at hill running

    Get better at hill running

    11th October 2019

    Adding hills to a running session can bring a whole new meaning to the word exhaustion. Why is it that hills cause some runners to get injured and others not? Matt Phillips investigates For some runners, hill running is a…

  • Oman by UTMB® – A unique challenge that just got bigger

    Oman by UTMB® – A unique challenge that just got bigger

    27th September 2019

    Oman by UTMB® is a runner’s dream… An ultra-trail along mountain top ridges, through ancient villages, palm plantations, deep wadis and scenic gorges. The journey leads runners off the tourist tracks, allowing them to explore the Sultanate’s hidden gems located…

  • 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…