Event reviews, Reviews, Run

Frome Half Marathon – Bike Run Swim Review

Update 27th July: New pictures added from the official event photographers, the Frome Wessex Camera Club. “Just water for me, thanks.” At least that was my stance at 6pm on Saturday night…By 8pm it became: “Just one glass” and by 11pm we were opening a second bottle of a very nice Rioja. We then decided …

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Real Relay Stage 296 – The Forth Bridge

On my way home from working near Inverness (home is in Devon) I decided to stop off at Dunfermline and run a stage of the Real Relay. At 17:25 on a Friday afternoon I found myself standing about outside Dunfermline Abbey between showers and wondering where the baton was. Welcome to the Real Relay! To find out …

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Real Relay Stage 261 – Carrbridge Midnight Run

A few weeks ago I found myself standing in a car park in the middle of the highlands just before midnight, waiting for someone I’d never met before to arrive at a predetermined time and pass me a large white baton. Welcome to the Real Relay!  To find out more about The Real Relay and …

Ironman for Charity, Run

8 offroad marathons in 8 months – Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Deep breath!!! I have recently entered eight offroad marathons in eight months in my build-up to Ironman Wales 2013. I think I must be going a bit bonkers… Each marathon is a part of the www.endurancelife.com Coastal Trail Series (CTS) and as it’s name would suggest a significant feat of endurance taking in beaches, coastal …

Event reviews, Reviews, Run

Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Portland May 2012

As soon as I saw the route for the Portland round of the Endurance Life Coastal Trail Series (CTS) I knew that I had to enter if possible. The half marathon was one complete lap of Portland, plus a couple of miles of Chesil Beech thrown in for good measure. The marathon was two laps …

Run, Training

Which running shoes? Gait, what?

When I first started running I knew very little about running shoes and different types of gait. After a few expensive pairs of shoes, a lot of trial and error, and an injury to my right foot, I finally decided to get my gait assessed. Read on to find out more about what this means …

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Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series – Flete May 2012

You’ve got to love the Endurance life motto. It is simply “Never never never give up.” It is certainly something to live up to and is rather inspirational in itself. When I crossed the finish line of the Coastal Trail Series half marathon yesterday I received a little goody box containing a dog tag/chain with …

Run, Swim

Endurancelife Festival – Aquatrail at Mothacombe today

I’ve just come back from the Endurancelife Aquatrail event that was run at the Flete Estate, Mothacombe, today as a part of the Endurancelife Festival. I did have an entry for the Aquatrail, but decided not to partake as I’m recovering from a cold and want to focus on the Coastal Trail Series half marathon tomorrow. Instead I …

Bike, Other, Run, Swim, Training

Heart Rate 101

Image from www.runnersworld.co.uk At www.runnersworld.co.uk they’ve got a nice little article that introduces you to your heart rate (HR) and the heart rate zones. Now while I don’t often exercise with a HR monitor I do believe that it is useful to understand what your heart is doing and how that reflects on your effort, …

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Heart attacks during sport – Do I need to worry?

There have been a lot of high profile sportsmen collapsing recently, with most of them ultimately dieing. Possibly the highest profile incident was the collapse of Bolton Wanderers mid-fielder Fabrice Muamba, who is fortunately pulling through at the time of writing. This is just as tragic for the families of the sportsmen/women as it is …