• Train with others to elevate your success

    Train with others to elevate your success

    Those who train together, succeed together. Discover how training in groups or with a buddy could be the key to your fitness success.

  • Top 5 Myths About Running

    Top 5 Myths About Running

    I often hear many arguments put forward as to why someone doesn’t feel they can take up running. And to be candid, 99% of the time it’s utter nonsense! Now, of course there is absolutely no reason why someone HAS to take up running if they don’t want to. There are many other forms of…

  • Why Strava will derail your training

    Why Strava will derail your training

    We all love Strava right? And I include myself in that. Over the years they have developed the platform, made it ever more sticky and really understood gamification. The net result being that it is a truly engaging user experience, it drives massive loyalty and has quite clearly established itself as the social media platform…

  • Want to improve your 5k time?

    Want to improve your 5k time?

    There is something special about your 5k personal best time, and tends to be the one number that most runners know. Perhaps it is because it is more attainable than focusing on marathon PB’s, maybe it’s because for many runners their journey started with Couch 2 5k, or perhaps it’s all about the mushroom growth…

  • Why do I sweat so much when working out?

    Why do I sweat so much when working out?

    Whilst sweating is of course a perfectly natural bodily function, there are a few points that we should keep in mind as runners, triathletes or whilst working out in a gym setting. In this post you will get a high level view of the science behind excessive sweat while running.

  • How to use Periodisation in your training

    How to use Periodisation in your training

    If you have trained for an endurance event, or have been focused on strength training, the likely hood is that you will have heard about Periodisation as a way of organising a fitness training plan. The purpose of this post is to give you a better idea of what it is, why it is used…

  • Unlocking Your Potential: The Value of Critical Swim Speed (CSS)

    Unlocking Your Potential: The Value of Critical Swim Speed (CSS)

    Swimming can be much more than just a recreational activity; it’s a full-body workout that tests your endurance, strength, and technique. Whether you’re a casual swimmer or a competitive athlete, understanding and harnessing your Critical Swim Speed (CSS) can take your performance to the next level. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the value…

  • ‘Fat burning zones’ on much commercial gym equipment are not accurate apparently

    ‘Fat burning zones’ on much commercial gym equipment are not accurate apparently

    The best heart rate for burning fat differs hugely between individuals and often does not align with the suggested “fat burning zone” on commercial gym equipment and exercise machines. Given the individual nature of “training zones” (and therefore fat metabolising zone) it is perhaps no great surprise that a generic setting on a machine will be…

  • So you want to train for your first Marathon? Here is how to go about it

    So you want to train for your first Marathon? Here is how to go about it

    Training for a marathon takes time—here’s what your training plan should look like if you’re a beginner

  • What you need to know about shin splints

    What you need to know about shin splints

    Suspect you may have shin splints? Here are the different causes of shin pain explained, treatment options for you to consider and most important how to prevent shin splints from re-occurring in the future

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