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Why you need intervals in your training programme

Last week a friend reached out to ask my advice on his running training.  Whilst his specific question was unique to him, what was at it's core was a goal that many runners strive fo..

Gear Review – New Balance Hierro v5

As with all of our shoe reviews, we focus on some key areas to make sure you can easily compare models.  We like to look at the looks; fit; grip; value; wei..

How to choose a waterproof jacket for running

Living in the UK brings so many great things - fish and chips; proper cups of tea; a stiff upper lip; and the Great British weather.  Without it we'd have to think of new topics to i..

The coronavirus experience

When I took this photo a couple of weeks ago, on a lovely, quiet Sunday morning run near my house, little did I know it would be my last run for a while. The next day, Richard star..

The F word

Looking back on my running 'career' to date, I can easily pinpoint the single most important improvement I've made.  No, it's not taking 15 minutes off my 10k PB, or finishing 69 mil..

Race review: RunWalkCrawl Brecon to Cardiff Ultra Winter 2020

RunWalkCrawl's Brecon to Cardiff Ultra (Winter) is a 70km, point to point race which mostly follows the Taff Trail from the beautiful hills of Brecon through to Nantgarw (on the outsk..

Race review: Montane Cheviot Goat Ultra 2019

I entered this event back in July, when the sun was shining and Christmas seemed a lifetime away.  I love winter and the idea of a winter ultra in the hills..

Options for fuelling your long runs

As an ultramarathon runner, one of the things I love about races is that they are essentially a big picnic with a bit of running in-between.  When you’re ..

How to start running – from someone who hated running!

Not that long ago, I wasn’t a runner.  Yes, I’d done my enforced cross country at school and wasn’t a bad 100m sprinter in my day, but I always hat..

Gear Review – Altra Lone Peak 3.5

As with all of our shoe reviews, we focus on some key areas to make sure you can easily compare models.  We like to look at the looks; fit; grip; value; ..

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