Cycling in the Island races middle distance triathlon

The Islander Triathlon discount

The quest kicks off with a 1.9km blackwater swim off the beach before the 90km cycle meanders challengers through charming Essex country side. The run is where things get interesting – a complete 21km…
dragon ride video

Dragon Ride Video

The price of glory ranges from £55.50 to £99.50 with distancing varying from 100km to a mega 300km.  The Dragon Ride starts bright and early at 6:45 on the 9th of July - Event Page  
People training for 10k runs and tips

10k Running Tips

Despite a 10K being one of the shorter running event distances, it’s perfectly reasonable to be apprehensive about race day. To help you out we’ve put together our top 10 tips for training and running…
People taking part in the Great North Swim open water swimming

Great North Swim Video

Well, it’s time to change all that! The Great North run is hosted in the picturesque Lake District. This action-packed weekend of open water swimming has distances for everyone – from 250 metres to 10…
in the water at the Water Wipeout 10k muddy run in Nottingham

Water Wipeout Video

This tough trail will push your mind and body to the max! Crossing that finish line knowing you’ve tested your limits and come out the other side is a feeling like no other – plus, you’ll have really …
Runners racing in a half marathon

Top half marathon running tips

To help you get to grips with a half marathon, and run your best race yet, we’ve put together our top 10 tips for training and running a half. Pace yourself It might seem like a good idea to sprint…
Riders taking part at the Nightrider - Bristol bike event

Nightrider Bristol Video

There’s a 50km and a 100km route available depending on how much of a challenge you’re after – who said summer has to be relaxing? This course boasts a central start, breaks and full support to get y…
People running on the beach at the Island races middle distance triathlon

The Islander Video

Kicking off with blackwater swim of nearly 2km, challengers will then endure a 90km cycle around quaint Essex back roads. The final leg, a 21km run, is one complete lap of the island. While this cour…
Runners taking part in a marathon

Top Marathon Running Tips

With this in mind we’ve put together our top ten tips to help you prepare for your marathon, so whether your about to run your first or your 10th marathon, read on! Don’t worry about your time This…
eating porridge before a 10k run

What to eat before a 10k Run

The food you eat before you begin your race is what will keep you fuelled up, so choosing the right food and portions is key. How much do I need to eat before a 10k? Although a 10k is one of the sho…
Eating eggs and toast before a 5k run

What to eat before a 5k Run

How much do I need to eat before a 5k? As a shorter running distance, there’s no need to do any heavy carb loading for a 5k. A heavy pre-race meal can make you feel sluggish and bloated and is likely…
Finishing a 5k in faster time

How to run a 5k faster

Know your current speed Before you start working on improving your 5k time, you’ll need to figure out what your current pace is. You can use a pace calculator like this one to work out your average s…