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10 winter running tips

Winter running can be a lot of fun – and a vital part of a year’s training programme. But how do runners find the motivation to train through the cold, wet, wind and snow? And what advice do the experts have for winter runners?

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How to keep on running through winter

Running is easily one of the most flexible and accessible ways to keep fit but in the midst of a cold, wet and snowy winter going outdoors can be less than attractive. Here are eight tips for staying motivated to run this winter. Be flexible: Running should be possible in most weathers but there are […]

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How to avoid sports injuries in winter

There is definitely a chill in the air and we have now passed the September equinox, which means the nights will draw in and temperatures will drop in the day and night-time. Rather than putting you off sports, such as running or hiking, it’s worth remembering that there any many benefits of staying fit and […]

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How to beat DOMS

Do you know what DOMS is? No doubt, most of you will have suffered from it. DOMS stands for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness and this usually results from over-exertion in sporting pursuits. DOMS is the pain and stiffness felt in muscles after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise. It’s usually suggested that DOMS is caused by a […]

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Top tips for triathlon training

This month sees the ITU World Triathlon Series coming to London for the sixth event in a programme of 10. The Vitality World Triathlon London takes place on May 30 to 31 and could be critical for British elites Alistair and Jonathon Brownlee. Currently, Jonathon is placed fourth in the overall rankings, while Alistair sits […]

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Foam roller put to test on cycling holiday

I was afraid that my lack of training in the run up to a cycling holiday in Mallorca would be a disaster. I worried I would not manage multiple days in the saddle and that my legs would be in tatters after only one ride. But I thought this would be a good opportunity to […]

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Which Yaktrax is best for me?

Have you seen other people confidently walking or running in the snow and ice? Have you wondered how on earth they stay upright as they saunter or whizz past on slippery pavements wearing what looks like their ordinary footwear? The secret is what they are wearing underneath their ordinary footwear! Ice and snow grips have […]

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What is foam rolling and how to gain benefits from it?

It seems that everyone is at it, foam rolling their tired muscles. Foam rolling is a growing trend for athletes of all kinds but do you really know what a foam roller does? Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release, another way of saying, self-massage to release muscle tightness or trigger points, before only […]

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Massage is the secret to Munro bagging success

Amazing mountain walker Hazel Strachan reveals her secret to Munro bagging success. Munro bagging is an increasingly popular past-time in Scotland. The Munros are Scotland’s 282 mountains with a peak of more than 3,000ft (914m). Baggers set out to walk a complete round of these mountains and most take years to compleat (this is the […]

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