You've signed up and paid your entry fee...now what?! It's probably not wise to do a half marathon without any preparation so here are some top tips to use leading up to your half marathon. I've only run the Great North Run twice so my experience is limited but these are the tips I wish … Continue reading So you’re running your first half marathon?
Need a different kind of workout? Try this... The rules are simple... each day there is a different word, for every letter, there is a corresponding exercise. Do the exercise, followed by the next letter, and so on until the word is complete. Rest for 1 minute, then repeat the word (and rest) another 2 … Continue reading Different Word, Different Workout #wordworkout
January is a crap time to start making unachievable promises. We still feel bloated from Christmas, we still have all that chocolate sat in the house that we didn't quite get round to, and we still have a few bottles of wine lurking around the house. My new year (new me) starts in February. Now … Continue reading New (ish) Year, New (ish) Me
As a beginner, you'll probably be more familiar with road running as it's more 'out there' than any other kind. We drive past people pounding the pavements on our way to work, and most televised races are also tarmac based. As you get into running you'll hear people mention words like 'trail' or 'fell'. No, … Continue reading Different Types of Running
When you see a bunch of hi-viz wearing, annoyingly happy volunteers turn up at Aireville Park at 5:45 on a Sunday morning, it can only mean one thing...Go Tri is taking place today. Go Tri is a low-key triathlon event, specially designed for beginners. There's no pressure for competitors, lots of support from volunteers and … Continue reading Go Tri at Skipton
Have you felt like you can't be arsed anymore? Have you muttered the words 'why do I bother? I'm not getting any better!' Then carry on reading... When you start running you can progress quite quickly, you start to get that 'runner's high' that everyone talks about. What happens when you hit that barrier of … Continue reading So you’ve lost your motivation?
Running can be viewed as an individual sport, you don't really need to have anyone else unless you're doing a team event. However, there are advantages and disadvantages to both running in a group and running on your own. I prefer running in a group as I lose my motivation quickly and I run with … Continue reading Group Running vs. Running Solo