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Mental health and exercise

What are the mental health benefits of exercise?

Exercise to help with stress and anxiety The act of doing something physical, whether it be going for a walk, lifting weights, running or yoga, releases the hormone cortisol. Cortisol has a number of…
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Cycling in a sportive

What is a cycling sportive?

Who can take part in a cycling sportive? You don’t need to be a seasoned cyclist or professional athlete to take part in a cycling sportive! Cyclists of all experiences and abilities come together to…
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runner holding shin with shin splints

Shin splints – what are they and how can I treat them?

What are shin splints? The main symptom of shin splints is pain that runs down the front of your lower leg (your shin), and you are likely to experience it whilst doing a high impact exercise such as…
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Swimmer swimming fast

How to swim faster

Improving your technique The best way to start moving through the water at greater speed is to perfect your technique, becoming more streamlined and reducing the amount of water resistance created wh…
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holding runners knee

Runner’s knee – what is it and how can I treat it?

What is runner’s knee? As the name suggests, runner’s knee is one of, if not the most common injury experienced by runners. The injury is usually caused by repetitive strain on the knee joint as a re…
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holding knee in pain whilst walking

Knee pain when walking – causes and how to treat it

What are the symptoms of knee pain? Is your knee in pain whilst walking? The symptoms you might experience from knee pain can vary depending on the injury. Here are some of the most common knee injur…
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holding hip whilst walking

Hip pain when walking – causes and how to treat it

Walking, especially over long distances or periods of time, can cause strain on your hips, leading to pain in or around the joint. In this article we’ll take a closer look at some of the causes and sy…
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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…
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Taking part in the might deerstalking

The Mighty Deerstalker Video

First timers should try their luck with the 5 mile ‘Half Stalker’, before taking on the 10 mile ‘Full Stalker’. The ‘Double Stalker’ Is reserved for ultimate adrenaline junkies! The ‘Mighty Beerstalk…
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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…
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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 …
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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…