The Epping Forest Tough 10k

Cancer Research Tough 10k Terrain: Hilly, Trail Sunday morning gave us bright sunshine, blue skies and an autumnal crispness that was perfect for running. I'd packed everything I could possibly need into a excessively large kit bag that could comfortably carry a Labrador (and puppies). The morning of races are always a bit surreal. You know what you are about to do. You've done it before, but you can't square in your mind why you'd do it instead of staying in bed but you do it anyway. We left the house and made our way to the station bumping into a fellow racer on the way. Sitting on the train you glance around and suddenly start to spot them. Fleeces, leggings / shorts and running shoes. Th

How to Push Up

In this blog I'll go through the basic move and look at some techniques that will really help you to improve and strengthen your push up

Merrell Bare Access 5

Zero drop and super light, these light trail shoes are great for dry or soft trails for 3 of the 4 seasons. Here's the Manufacturers Blurb with a little translation. "Breathable Mesh Upper - Provides a breathable environment, keeping the wearer cool and dry." The material that's used for the upper is a tight light mesh. At first look it seems too light and I had concerns about durability but it's pretty tough and durable. After 50+ miles and a couple of really wet runs it feels snug and supportive and yes I do feel cool and dry. They don't get too smelly either. "TPU Overlays - Offering much needed support to key areas." On top of the fabric is a thicker plasticky material that overlay the m

How to Squat

The squat is one of the most important functional exercises you can do. Getting up from any chair or sitting down on the loo, we do it countless times every day. As we get older we can lose muscle mass and strength and simple things become a struggle. This is one exercise that should be a part of virtually everyone's routine, as it's relatively simple to perform, requires no equipment, and can be done just about anywhere. If squats are SO important why do so many of us struggle with them? Why do we end up with aching knees or a tight back? In this article I'll take you through the basic move and some techniques you can use to improve your squat and get the most out of this simple and accessi

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