Following the decisions this week of many major spring marathons to postpone until the autumn, how can you best structure your training now to maintain the strong endurance base you have built up? #ukrunchat
I went on a mini adventure last week. I jogged down the hill to our local railway station, caught the 09:36 train to Preston, and ran the Preston Guildwheel 21 mile cycling route encircling Preston, before catching the train back home again. At the start/finish point in Avenham Park I’ve been wanting to try the … Continue reading The Preston Guildwheel
I started running on my own at first. Running was therapy for me, after quitting my role as a slimming club leader to take control of my health in my own way. But soon I began to crave the company of others, and that was where the idea came from to form a running group; … Continue reading Running is always better with others
I've wanted to challenge myself to complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks of Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough for a while, and finally I got around to doing it at the end of September. Originally I was going to join my running club, North Bolton Runners, as they attempted it in mid-August, but at last minute the … Continue reading A Yorkshire 3 Peaks adventure
Since starting canicross and qualifying as a trainer with DogFit, people are always asking my advice about running with dogs so I thought I would try to condense it all into an article, which hopefully you find helpful. What is canicross?Canicross is the sport of cross country running with dogs. In canicross, dogs wear a … Continue reading Running with your dog
One of the things I hear from clients time and time again is that having a running coach has helped them with accountability to put the training in to achieve their goals. Most people who come to me for help want guidance on how best to train for a particular event, but mostly they want … Continue reading How can a running coach help you?
I don’t really race nowadays, apart from the occasional fell race, and I certainly don’t spend every weekend doing events, but I had had the Hathersage Hurtle booked in for a while and was really looking forward to it after doing the nearby Grindleford Gallop as part of my Manchester marathon training a couple of … Continue reading Hathersage Hurtle Race Review