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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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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Tackling Your First Marathon

Taking on a marathon is an awesome challenge. Daunting, hard work… worth it at the finish. It is a big jump up from the next shortest standard distance running race (half marathon) the half being a big giveaway that a marathon is double. Double the distance, at least double the time and well over double […]

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Run, Bike, Run

What a day. What a year so far. City To Summit, you rocked. I thoroughly enjoyed this event; the route, the competitors, the support, the organization, the country, the start, the run, the cycle, the second run, the mountain, the finish. Everything was spectacular. The few days building up were not so fun. I won’t […]

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