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Running Strength & Conditioning

Shin Splints, what you need to know.

Shin Splints, or more correctly Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), is a very common running related ailment and particularly common in newer runners but not exclusively. Before applying the information in this blog post, be aware that the information is general and therefore may or may not be appropriate for you. Also, there are other […]

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Coaching Running

New to running? How to get started

You’re considering putting on your running shoes for the first time in ages (if ever!) and perhaps following one of the million or so “Couch 2 5k” apps. Good idea! Running offers many physical and emotional benefits. But of course, you want to make sure you get off to the best start, so that you […]

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Coaching

5 Signs you might be overtraining

Under-training is a very common fear, particularly in those that are unsure about how to train and / or are not following a programme. The consequence can often be over training. How do you know if you are training too hard? It is a fine line and quite hard to get right. But nailing it […]

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Coaching

Connective Tissue & Menopause

The menopause brings with it a range of physiological changes associated with the decline of female sex hormones, notably oestrogen and progesterone. While these two hormones are certainly not the only factors that affect change during this time, the sharp decline of oestrogen, in particular, has significant effects on tissues throughout the body for many […]

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Race Reports Racing Triathlon

2 of 9 Clumber Duathalon

Set in the picturesque National Trust property of Clumber Park, the Tri Society Duathlon was a really enjoyable event and on quite a grand scale. Here are some post race thoughts and a little write up. But in brief; highly recommended. If you haven’t done it then certainly think about adding it to your calendar […]

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Nutrition

Essential Guide to Sugar

Sugar. We all eat it (to a lesser or greater extent). Many people like it. And, when digested, it is an essential part of our diet. And yet it appears to be another vilified food group… What do you actually know about ‘sugar’ and do you need to worry?

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Coaching Strength & Conditioning

3 Tips For Starting Strength Training During Perimenopause. Safely.

Strength training (lifting weights) should be at the top of the hierarchy of exercise for women heading into middle age as a key component of managing weight, maintaining muscle mass, ensuring good bone health and keeping the nervous system primed and in top condition. But lifting weights is not naturally adopted by this population unless […]

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Race Reports Racing Triathlon

1 of 9 Thruxton Duathlon

What with the global pandemic disrupting multi-sport racing in the UK and focusing on keeping my fitness business growing, I have had little opportunity to go to any races. And therefore there has been a bit of an absence of my little “race reports”. But today I can put the record straight, and with nine […]

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Nutrition

Vegan Ice Cream

OK – in full disclosure I didn’t make this myself, Mrs S. did… But I certainly ate it so that is close enough right?? It tasted amazing an I am reliably informed it was very simple to make (just as the recipe indicates).  It is based on Aquafaba (which is the fluid that you get […]

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Coaching

3 Tips to help you achieve your Fitness Goals

It really doesn’t matter what your fitness goal is, it could be weight loss or a podium finish in a race, it really doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you consistently take the right steps to keep moving you closer to it. And the key word in that last sentence is CONSISTENT, which is […]