PUTTING THE TRAINING HOURS IN
Are your training goals ambitious? How can you find time to work out when you have a busy job and a family, yet want to train hard and long? Personal trainer Jeff Archer has some advice on finding the right balance
SECRETS OF THE 100 MARATHON CLUB
Just how do the members of this small but high ly prestigious club, some of whom have run over 500 marathons, race 26.2 miles or more, week in, week out? Lisa Jackson finds out
HIKING HOLIDAYS TO BOOST MENTAL HEALTH
While hiking is a wonderful way to get fit, it is also noted for its benefits for mental wellbeing.
‘I CLIMBED MY WAY OUT OF DEPRESSION'
Thomas Palmer was suffering from anxiety and felt unable to leave the house. Then, he was inspired to climb multiple mountains despite having no previous climbing experience. He tells Christina Neal how he turned his life around…
DON'T BE A FAIR-WEATHER CYCLIST
British pro cyclist Alex Dowsett, a six-time national time trial champion and former hour world record holder, reveals how to stay motivated to keep cycling in winter.
You don’t have to go on a grand expedition to have fun on the run – here are quirky ways to rev up your running mojo that will add a dash of excitement to your training.
DARK SKY ADVENTURES
locations are areas where the sky at night is unaffected by light pollution from big cities, enabling us to have a much clearer view of the stars Angela Youngman explains where they are and how to combine viewing them with outdoor exercise
BRAVING THE WATER IN WINTER
We often associate surfing with summer, but many UK surfers happily do it all year round. With the right kit and a little winter sun, it’s an invigorating and fun activity, says Ruth Pocock
Get Confident In The Mountains
Taking a Mountain Leader course isn’t just for those who want to do it for a living – if you enjoy exploring the mountains, you’ll feel more confident and safer if you undertake this training.
15 Ways To Be A Better Runner
Whether you’re hoping to run faster, further or simply increase your motivation, Christina Neal has these top tips on how to improve your running
Taking The Iron Way
Access unusual yet scenic and protected mountain terrain you wouldn’t normally get to explore by trying via ferrata, says Kate White. It’s physically demanding but great fun if you fancy a new adventure
Stay Fit This Winter
Stay Fit This Winter
A hill or mountaintop camp should be on everyone’s bucket list, says Fiona Russell. If the stars collide, with weather, views and a sunset, you’ll create memories that last a lifetime
One Athlete, Many Summits
Jonathan Albon may be endurance racing’s best-kept secret, writes Malcolm Bradbrook. He is not a household name in his native England, but is now world champion in three of the world’s most gruelling events. He shares his training secrets
Ditch the carbs, go gadget-free, lay off the long runs and listen to your body – Dave Scott unveils his guide to becoming the world’s greatest Ironman.
Get Fit For The Slopes
Are you heading off somewhere snowy to take part in your favourite winter sports? Personal trainer Jeff Archer reveals how to be physically prepared
Are You Doing Too Much?
Make sure you’re not a casualty of your own enthusiasm when it comes to running. Matt Phillips explains how to stay injury-free
Endurance Training - Good Or Bad For Heart Health?
We all know that exercise is good for you – but is it possible to take it too far, to the point where you could damage your heart? Dr. Juliet McGrattan investigates, and also shares her expert advice
False Start Or No Start?
Knowing when to cancel or quit your race is about level-headed risk management, and is as much to do with the mind, as it is the body. Sport psychologist Evie Serventi explains
No Pain No Gain?
Would you like to push harder at your chosen sport but finding that pain and discomfort is holding you back? Sports psychologist Evie Serventi explains how to tell when it’s time to push yourself or when to ease off
The Core Of The Matter
A strong core will stand you in good stead when running on trails or when you’re cycling. Double Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock shares his core-strength regime and reveals why every athlete can benefit from some simple gymnastic training
Endurance Runner - Nick Butter
Motivation – It’s personal Nick Butter explains how he finds his get-up-and-go every day
Signing up for an event can be quite daunting for beginners, but there’s plenty you can do to settle your nerves and make sure you’re ready for the big day.
MDS Kit List
Few races need as much specialist kit as the Marathon des Sables. Get it wrong and desert running becomes pretty ouchy. Damian Hall shares his tips
Marathon Des Sables: A Survival Guide
How to prepare for the Marathon des Sables/MdS, the famous 240km multi-stage race across the Sahara Desert
Go End2End - The Hard Way
Looking for a new challenge, Richard Iles and his family designed their own endurance race, taking turns with running, cycling, swimming and kayak
Why Zero Impact Training Is Essential For Runners
By Rick Muhr, Marathon Coach and Commercial Zero Runner Coach for Octane Fitness
2:36 Marathoner - Tina Muir
Last month, I told you about why I stopped running for three months, giving up my professional running career. This month, as the memories are still fresh, I thought I would talk about how hard running can be.
Triathlon: Beginners Guide
Over the years, I’ve been asked lots of questions from people wanting to start triathlons. Some are myths, folklore and things that must be true as ‘the bloke down the pub’ told me. Here, to try and give a more balanced and experienced point of view, I’ve elaborated on some of these questions
One To Watch
One of our roving reporters spent the evening in London at the Garmin ‘Beat Yesterday’ Event this month. Here’s what she got from it...