UK Running

How Pilates Can Help You Relieve A Sports Injury

The Huffington Post | Georgia James | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you’ve suffered the setback of a sporting injury, taking up pilates might not seem like the obvious next step. But there’s more to the popula...

How To Up Your Fitness, Fast – Without Spending On A Gym Membership

Claudia Canavan | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Summer might be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean your workouts have to slow down. When autumn rolls around and the evenings get dark, it’s n...

I Quit

Tina Medlock | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina Medlock

I'd always promised myself that one day I would complete a half marathon. It's never been the right time, never had enough time and never quite wanted the time until this year. I was sick of making excuses and decided the Great North Run would be the place to do it but I had an added incentive in running for a remarkable charity for a fantastic baby boy and his family.

The PT’s Guide To Smashing Your Post-35 Workout Goals

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We like to believe age ain’t nothing but a number. We hit 35 and feel better than ever… until we try to start up a workout routine again after tak...

How To Get Motivated To Exercise And Stay that Way

Georgia James | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us are well-versed on the physical and mental health benefits of regular exercise, but converting our good intentions into action and staying ...

The Best Apps For Maximising Your Workouts

Jen Barton | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Exercising is hard. Motivating yourself to go on that run or get to the gym - and leaving behind the comfort of your sofa with your pet pooch and pack...

Outdoor Exercise Ideas To Fill Your Lungs

Claudia Canavan | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Getting out into the wild is good for us. From reducing feelings of mental fatigue to providing stress relief to live-fast urbanites, reconnecting wit...

Everything You Need To Know About Interval Training

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’ve ever had a training plan for a long-distance run, you’ll know that interval training is an integral part of improving your performance. ...

The Freedom Of Looking Your Absolute Worst

Katie Teehan | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

Earlier this year, I ran a really gruelling, painful, half marathon after which I swore I'd never run again. After finally staggering over the finish line I burst into tears from sheer exhaustion and disbelief that I'd willingly put myself through that torment.

This Badass Sprinter Ditched Spikes For Regular Trainers, But Still Ran 100m In Sub-11 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Jamaican Olympian Elaine Thompson has cemented her status as one of the world’s greatest athletes having won a 100m race - in trainers. Athletes usu...

How Applying Science To Your Workouts Can Help Your Gains

Jen Barton | Posted 12.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Fitness used to be a guessing game of sorts. We tried a workout, enjoyed it or swore we’d never go back, and based on how our bodies felt/and/or loo...

Pushed To The Limit

Perri Shakes-Drayton | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Sport
Perri Shakes-Drayton

In general, I think what I'd say to anyone who feels pushed to their fitness limits, or is experiencing a fitness barrier, is to stay strong! Pain is short-lived, but the joy of beating your fears or overcoming obstacles will remain with you for long time. That's what I've learnt to do and I'm a much better athlete for it.

Fancy A Challenge? 5 Of The Most Intense Workouts

Jen Barton | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

All workouts are not created equal. Sometimes, a gentle yoga class or 5K run around our favourite bit of the park ticks our wellness box for the day....

Seven Ways I Dealt With The Pain That Is Runner's Knee

Amy Packham | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

I'd spent months building up stamina and improving my fitness, only to have to stop running because of something I couldn't control. When you know physically you can carry on, but it would only damage your knees even more, it's a pretty shitty situation.

What Is HIIT And Is It For Me?

Jen Barton | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to acronyms, it seems the fitness world is constantly inventing new ones: HRM (heart rate monitor), BPM (beats per minute), BMR (basal m...

Why You Should Try Obstacle Running

Lorraine Lewis | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lorraine Lewis

It is not an event for the elites. Anyone any age, shape, size and disability can take part. I have seen people take part who are in wheelchairs, who are missing limbs, who are 60 plus and people who are not running to achieve a personal best. No one judges, everyone (and literally I mean everyone) wants to see you do well. This is not only the marshals but the other runners too.

Adrienne LDN On Why Training For Aesthetic Goals Is Not A Good Motivator

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Adrienne LDN is a true believer in the idea that our workout choices and healthy lifestyle should make us happy and fulfilled. The Instagram star, who...

I Ran 26 Marathons Around The World In Alphabetical Order

Keith Simpson | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK
Keith Simpson

life less ordinary banner Every single marathon has been special for some reason, such as my first sub four hour in Düsseldorf, crossing the Bosporus from Asia to Europe during the Istanbul Marathon, seeing the sun rise over Victoria Falls; but The Midnight Sun Marathon in Tromsø Norway is the most memorable. Being inside the Arctic Circle, in mid-June the sun does not set, so when running at midnight the sun is still in the sky. The conditions were perfect.

What A Weekend

Dawn Nisbet | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dawn Nisbet

My amazing friend Mel has been running with me recently. She is a much faster runner than me and done many runs before, but we run together, for us it's not about speed, it's about the friendship and time together. Finish lines not finish times! She signed up for the 10km too so we could run together. I could not have imagined how much I would need her that day.

Finding The Time

Dawn Nisbet | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents
Dawn Nisbet

It's been a long time since I have updated my blog. Don't get me wrong, I haven't lost my passion for sharing my journey, and it's certainly not because life has quietened down over the last few weeks.

Why 'Twice The Health' Bloggers Hannah And Emily Make The Perfect Workout Buddies

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Fitness fans will know that having a workout buddy not only makes exercise fun, but gives you even more motivation to get your butt to the gym. ‘Tw...

I Knew It Was Silly But I Did It Anyway....

Olivia Cox | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

Quite what I'd managed to do in my sleep I will never know. What I do know is that I had to suffer the ultimate indignity - I lay semi clothed in my childhood bed, sent mum an SOS text and waited. 

Colin Jackson On Race Day Disappointment

Alana Gray | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

I'm no stranger to race day disappointment, having dropped out of a marathon a year ago around mile 19 in a lot of pain from a recurring injury (but clearly still not over it). Yet I've been surprised at how many London Marathon 2017 runners I've spoken to who, despite completing that amazing feat, are still feeling down about their race time.

It's A Marathon, Not A Sprint Dealing With The Black Dog

Sarah Lloyd | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Lloyd

She and her RIOT squad where born out of the black dog. To overcome her depression (and hers was pretty bad) Vicky started to run. She is the one that told me that depression is often the curse of the brave - that sufferers are those people who push themselves to the point of breaking.

Three Reasons Running Makes You Better

Jonas Altman | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonas Altman

My dad has been jogging three days a week for the better part of 50 years. That's a half century of pounding pavement. It's over 7800 jogs much of which were performed sans music (before the advent of the Sony Walkman). In between the chatter of buddies and chirping of birds, Pops would listen to his breath deepen.