Writtle Wround 50km Race Report

Although I’ve completed 50k events before, I have never entered a self navigated event. I had visions of me dragging my legs round in circles for hours not having a clue where I was and having to phone for pickup. When I arrived at registration and the navigation instructions were handed to me, they reinforced […]

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Brecon Beacons 50km Race Report

First of all the Brecon Beacon’s are a stunning place. The views outweigh the toughness of this course. The weather helped, we set off at 7.30am with clear skies and about 5deg in temperature and finishing about 18deg around lunchtime and no rain for the duration!   I had studied the route map and knew […]

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Aren’t You Scared Of The Mountains???

Aren’t You Worried About The Mountains??? This is a question I keep getting asked this year. I normally reply with something edgy like “I don’t fear the challenge, i embrace it” whilst in reality I’m flip flopping between feeling like I will smash the race out of the park to completely floundering around and struggling […]

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“Running Is Bad For My Knees”

“Running is bad for your knees”   This is a statement I hear all the time, one that has developed with no real evidence. If you are of healthy weight, have healthy knees and are not subject to osteoarthritis then there is nothing to back up that running will cause osteoarthritis in your knees. Sure, […]

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Why Is The Off Season So Important

First off, the off season is dependant on your sport. The rugby off season is around June-Sept, whereas marathon road runners usually have the winter as their off season. The off season is built up through a few phases: Recover Develop Improve

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