Running

  • Ultra Fiord: Essential Info

    Ultra Fiord: Essential Info

    10th February 2016

    Want to run Ultra Fiord (or another Ultra)? Words: Matt Maynard Even for very experienced runners, this may not be the event to run your furthest distance to date. I had run 70 miles at Ultra Mallorca, a year before Ultra Fiord with a…

  • 5 warm up top tips from Olympian Toby Garbett

    5 warm up top tips from Olympian Toby Garbett

    8th December 2015

    5 Top tips for warming up 1) From my background as an Olympic athlete and now coach and personal trainer, I know how important it is to warm up properly before a workout.  The main purpose of a warm-up is to…

  • 7 tips for running in winter

    7 tips for running in winter

    20th November 2015

    With the day’s drawing in and the cold and wet weather banging at our doors, running can seem less and less appealing. We’re not a nation of fine-weather runners, but we do know that winter presents new hazards to even…

  • Braveheart training plan 3

    Braveheart training plan 3

    25th September 2015

    Here’s your training plan for the next four weeks. It’s gradually progressing from the previous plans in terms of volume but look to fit your training around you life rather than vice-versa as much as possible. Doing so is far more…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • Tri power: Helen Jenkins’ top 5 exercises

    Tri power: Helen Jenkins’ top 5 exercises

    17th July 2015

    Helen Jenkins reveals her top five exercises designed to help cyclists, runners and triathletes build strength, dodge injury and upgrade their performance. Helen Jenkins knows that strength and conditioning (S&C) drills are a crucial component of any athlete’s training regime. The 2008 and 2011 ITU world triathlon champion, appreciates that…

  • Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 1

    Ben Nevis Braveheart triathlon training plan: part 1

    18th June 2015

    So, you’re keen on doing an epic challenge this year. And you fancy a late season race in an iconic venue? But you’re worried that the Braveheart Triathlon (as sponsored by this magazine), with its run up and down Britain’s highest mountain is a…

  • 5 things we learnt from Lizzy Hawker, ultra runner

    5 things we learnt from Lizzy Hawker, ultra runner

    27th May 2015

    No one is more qualified to impart knowledge on running than Lizzy Hawker… Lizzy Hawker is an endurance athlete with a special talent for running in the mountains. She is a five-time winner of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, was…

  • 10K training plan: 8 weeks to a new PB

    10K training plan: 8 weeks to a new PB

    16th March 2015

    Check out this 10K training plan, adapted from Jo Pavey’s own training methods, to get you to your new PB… This eight-week training plan is adapted from Jo Pavey’s own training methods by Richard Brennan, a Human Race fitness expert…