Runner holding calf in pain

Calf pain when walking – causes and how to treat it

A common complaint amongst walkers is calf pain. Walking or running, especially over long distances or periods of time, can lead to pain in the lower leg. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at…
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…
What is the average cycling speed

What Is The Average Cycling Speed?

Cycling Conditions The environment you are cycling in has a big impact on your average speed. Your speed in a hilly environment will differ to a flat, smooth surface. If you’re whizzing downhill you’…
How to run a marathon faster

How to run a marathon faster

Do some practice races When we say do some practice races, we’re not talking about completing marathons but rather signing up to a few shorter races like 5k, 10k or even half marathon events to prepa…
How long does it take to walk a mile

How long does it take to walk a mile?

How long is a mile? A mile is equal to 1609.34 meters - now this may make no sense to you if you don’t understand measurements and distance (don’t worry I’m with you on that one!), so to put it simpl…