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Almost an MRT callout!

MRT stands for Mountain Rescue Team. These are usually made up of volunteers and they are the folk that come and rescue you when you are lost or injured in the countryside. They spend a lot of their free time training for both physical fitness, as well as search and rescue technique, first aid skills […]

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Clif Shot Gel Review

My latest box of goodies arrived in the form of chocolate flavoured Clif Shot Gels from www.probikekit.co.uk. I spend a lot of time either running or cycling quite a long way, so tend to survive off of real food quite a lot of the time. If I do find myself doing something shorter though, then I am […]

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Clif Shot Gel Review

My latest box of goodies arrived in the form of chocolate flavoured Clif Shot Gels from www.probikekit.co.uk. I spend a lot of time either running or cycling quite a long way, so tend to survive off of real food quite a lot of the time. If I do find myself doing something shorter though, then I am […]

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Clif Shot Gel Review

My latest box of goodies arrived in the form of chocolate flavoured Clif Shot Gels from www.probikekit.co.uk. I spend a lot of time either running or cycling quite a long way, so tend to survive off of real food quite a lot of the time. If I do find myself doing something shorter though, then I am […]

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Almost an MRT callout!

MRT stands for Mountain Rescue Team. These are usually made up of volunteers and they are the folk that come and rescue you when you are lost or injured in the countryside. They spend a lot of their free time training for both physical fitness, as well as search and rescue technique, first aid skills […]

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Almost an MRT callout!

MRT stands for Mountain Rescue Team. These are usually made up of volunteers and they are the folk that come and rescue you when you are lost or injured in the countryside. They spend a lot of their free time training for both physical fitness, as well as search and rescue technique, first aid skills […]

Clif Shot Chocolate

Clif Shot Gel Review

My latest box of goodies arrived in the form of chocolate flavoured Clif Shot Gels from www.probikekit.co.uk. I spend a lot of time either running or cycling quite a long way, so tend to survive off of real food quite a lot of the time. If I do find myself doing something shorter though, then I am […]

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An eating contest with mileage – Delicious Drake’s Trail

A few weeks ago I was reading an article that said the Marathon Du Medoc is an event that must be competed in if you like good food and drink and are partial to a bit of running. Instead of your usual energy faire at the pit stops it features wine, cheese and lots of […]

Knee pain. How bad can it be? Richard Lander Stow

I was recently asked to guest blog for the Wimbledon Clinics about why I run and the impact that running and knee injury has had on my life. Below is an excerpt from the article with a link to the full thing. Have a read and let me know what you think. To be able […]

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Plymouth Breakwater Swim 2014

I was privileged to be a part of the Plymouth Breakwater Swim 2014 for the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer. I took part in and reviewed last year’s event which you can find here. My views on the event remain unchanged. It is a spectacular thing to be a part of and this year we […]

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Ironman Wales Report and tips 2014

I felt remarkably calm in the week before Ironman Wales. I had hit nearly every single training session bang on for the previous 8 months, except for a couple missed due to a cold in February, and I felt that I certainly had an “engine” capable of getting me through to the finish. There was […]

The time is nigh! Ironman Wales 2014

Well, the time is upon me. After two years of contemplating and planning for it Ironman Wales is finally here and I will be racing on Sunday as number 1047. For the past 10 months I have been coached by Neil Scholes of Kinetic Revolution through two ultramarathons and now into Ironman Wales. My main […]

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Fixing your feet – John Vonhof

Having been a runner for quite a few years and with a steadily increasing mileage over the years one thing I have never suffered from is foot problems. To some the following may sound like bragging, but I have never lost a toenail, don’t tend to get blisters and can generally ignore those most important […]

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Patellofemoral Pain, Chondromalacia and second opinions

Patellofemoral Pain or Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is pretty much pain that is felt in and around your knee cap. It is also known as runner’s knee due to a prevalence in runners. PFPS is a relatively new way of looking at knee pain whereas an out of date consultant may look at your knee […]

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Jurassic Classic Review and tips for a faster sportive time

While I sit here ravenously hungry, due to a massive energy expenditure yesterday through nearly seven hours of cycling, and waiting for the official times to be posted for the Jurassic Classic I thought that I would pen a brief review of the event as well as three tips that will give you free speed […]

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Plymouth Breakwater Swim 2014

I was privileged to be a part of the Plymouth Breakwater Swim 2014 for the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer. I took part in and reviewed last year’s event which you can find here. My views on the event remain unchanged. It is a spectacular thing to be a part of and this year we […]

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Ironman Wales Report and tips 2014

I felt remarkably calm in the week before Ironman Wales. I had hit nearly every single training session bang on for the previous 8 months, except for a couple missed due to a cold in February, and I felt that I certainly had an “engine” capable of getting me through to the finish. There was […]

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How to do a proper hamstring stretch – Kinetic Revolution

I found this video to be extremely informative, and also found out that when I thought I had been stretching my hamstring I had in fact been doing something entirely different. Give it a try. Hamstring strech vs sciatic tension. You can access the full article from Kinetic Revolution here.

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An eating contest with mileage – Delicious Drake’s Trail

A few weeks ago I was reading an article that said the Marathon Du Medoc is an event that must be competed in if you like good food and drink and are partial to a bit of running. Instead of your usual energy faire at the pit stops it features wine, cheese and lots of […]

chestnut_swim_288

Plymouth Breakwater Swim 2014

I was privileged to be a part of the Plymouth Breakwater Swim 2014 for the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer. I took part in and reviewed last year’s event which you can find here. My views on the event remain unchanged. It is a spectacular thing to be a part of and this year we […]

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Fixing your feet – John Vonhof

Having been a runner for quite a few years and with a steadily increasing mileage over the years one thing I have never suffered from is foot problems. To some the following may sound like bragging, but I have never lost a toenail, don’t tend to get blisters and can generally ignore those most important […]

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Jurassic Classic Review and tips for a faster sportive time

While I sit here ravenously hungry, due to a massive energy expenditure yesterday through nearly seven hours of cycling, and waiting for the official times to be posted for the Jurassic Classic I thought that I would pen a brief review of the event as well as three tips that will give you free speed […]

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Ocean Lava Triathlon – Wales – The Leukaemia Conclusion

Yesterday I flogged myself to bits around the Ocean Lava Triathlon course in deepest West Wales. It was centred around Fishguard with the bike route passing through the UK’s smallest city, St Davids. There was some fancy dress involved as I wore my superman pants on the outside of my wetsuit for the swim and […]

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Frome Half Marathon 2014 – Intelligent Running

This was my second time in the Frome Half Marathon after competing in the inaugural event in 2012. You can read about that here. This year the race was every bit as good as when I ran it before. The locals were out all around the course, cheering runners along the closed roads. It was a […]

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Giro Air Attack Review

I always like to offer something that could be better on a helmet and with the Giro Air Attack I struggle to find anything that stands out as needing improvement Last year I raced in triathlons and time trials using my Giro Selector full aero helmet. It was a year or so old, but I […]

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A Wattbike Review – Back to the dark ages

A few months ago I spent what seemed like a small fortune on a running machine. Interest free credit is an evil thing and I suddenly realised that I had just spent three times as much on a running machine as I had on any turbo trainer that I had owned up to that point. […]

Surely you jest? – A race report for the Classic Quarter Ultra Marathon – The Leukaemia Conclusion

Here is my race report for Endurance Life’s Classic Quarter, an epic 44 mile ultra marathon in Cornwall. I was breaking out in a cold sweat for reasons that had nothing to do with the race. My stomach was unsettled, my eyes bleary and my bowels, well you probably don’t need any more information on […]

Nun shall pass – A review of the Hope 24 Race

This is another one of my runs for charity. This time I ran in a team of 5 all dressed as nuns in the Hope 24 ultra marathon in Plympton, Devon. It was an amazing event. Check out the excerpt and follow the link to more madness. Imagine the scene: A blustery and dramatic day […]

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