Month: June 2021

Cholmondely Castle Duathlon Race Report

My first attempt at Duathlon and much delayed (has everyone’s events have been) due to the pandemic. A beautiful setting, pretty good course, average organisation and a poor performance (from me!) sums up my overall thoughts about this event. Would I go back? Probably not… So now lets get into the detail.

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Surviving hey fever for runners

The last few weeks have been absolutely gorgeous here in the U.K. And I am sure that we have all been getting out there (smothered in sunblock) to enjoy some warm weather running. Maybe too hot for some? But if you are a hey fever sufferer then you might have been suffering particularly badly, with […]

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The BIG Day

So 19th July 2021 is the big day here in the U.K. then… The BIG DAY my new fitness app goes live (At least you can depend on ONE thing happening on that day )

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Abingdon Airfield ART Crit Race – What Happened?

Let me get straight to the point – I was shockingly rubbish. Even falling short of the exceptionally low bar that I had set for myself! Beyond bad in just about every significant manner… So having got that out there, perhaps a short “race (event!) report” to document my first attempt at Crit Racing….

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Strength Training for runners & cyclists : pros & cons

There is little doubt that Strength & Conditioning workouts are very much in vogue with runners and cyclists. But, as Endurance athletes, it might actually be counter productive to spend time in the gym? As with all things fitness there is no single definitive answer, so in this post I will discuss some considerations and […]

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New Group Challenge Feature in Strava

Perhaps a little late, as this would have been perfect for the never ending stream of “lockdown challenges”, but it is still a very cool feature and one that I think I will be using immediately. So what are Strava Group Challenges all about?

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