Get fit with the family this Christmas

Christmas time… that time of year when we feel obliged to meet up with everyone we have ever known. We rush about in a flurry of social engagements, gradually depleting ourselves of sleep and rely more and more on empty carbs (alcohol) to get us through. In short, our year-round good habits go out of [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - December 15, 2018

How to deal with disappointment

Not achieving your goal is hard. Most of us will have to face this at some point in our athletic careers. It hurts and can be unsettling. It will undoubtedly set off a train of questions that need to be addressed in order to learn and move on. Here are my thoughts on how to [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - June 8, 2018

How can I keep myself motivated?

I always start with good intentions. But find it so hard to maintain. Follow these 5 tips and you will find it easier than you thought! 1) Grab a friend – Camaraderie is a great way to keep you consistent and adds to the fun. Decide together what it is you want to do. It [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - May 23, 2018

Preparation, Planning and Performance

The 3P’s Before you embark on a marathon training plan I would urge you to consider the 3 P’s. In a nutshell, the 3 P’s are Preparation, Planning and Practise. I believe if you undertake these three things in order you journey to the start line will be more enjoyable. Not only that, but you [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - May 1, 2018

Build Consistency

4 pointers to help you build consistency: Give your run a purpose: Before you can build consistent running you need a purpose. Weightloss, the challenge, running for a charity whatever that goal is – make it personal. Make a plan: Make a plan that starts small and builds over time. Decide what time you are [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - February 21, 2018

Marathon des Sables – 6 bite size tips

Consistency: Be totally honest with yourself and do not be hoodwinked into what others are doing. If you can run 4 days a week every week you are going to get 90 % of the benefits of training 7 days a week. 100% more benefit than someone who runs 2 days one week, 3 the [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - February 21, 2018

Half marathon – 8 tips for getting it right on the day

Make sure you are well hydrated a few days before the race. It’s too late to try to hydrate the morning of the race. Be aware of what you eat, drink the days before your race. This will affect your performance on the day. Sleep well the few nights before. A rested body will perform [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - February 21, 2018

Beautiful movement

A day with Shane Benzie How 12lbs becomes 40lbs…. Use your Tripod… Your arms are crucial… You are an elastic band… Shane loves runners and more specifically how they run. He works towards creating what he calls “beautiful movement”. He has worked all around the globe with all kinds of athletes to develop his thoughts [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - February 21, 2018

Mind over Ultra-marathon

So, in our last interview with ultra-marathon runner, mother of four, Kerry Sutton talked about how she got into ultra-running and we were due to follow this with her insights from the Everest trail race and how she created a business out of her fitness.  However, just lately she has had to deal with physical [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - September 17, 2017

The benefits of hill training and mental strategies

The benefits of hill training and mental strategies to help you conquer them with confidence. In short, hill training is good for you and it’s good for your running. Why…? Because… Hill running will make you a stronger, faster and healthier runner. Running hills achieves this by improving leg strength, quickening your stride, developing your [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - June 26, 2017

The Mental Game

There are likely to be two occasions when you will need to draw on some mental strength: No. 1 When you are finding it hard to motivate yourself to get out and train. No. 2 When you are out running and you really don’t want to carry on. You’re tired , it’s cold and/or wet [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - October 11, 2016

How to train for an ultramarathon

Ultra running supremo Kerry Sutton gives us some advice on going the distance and training for our first ultra marathon This summer, on 25 June, we’re running our first ultra, Race to the King (RTTK), all 52 miles of it! Taking place for the first time this year in the South Downs, Race to the [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - September 1, 2016

How To: Make Time For Exercise

Do you find yourself saying “I would love to do that but I don’t have the time”? Or maybe you say “I can’t” more often than “I can?”. I’d like to draw on the analogy of our bodies being like a bicycle chain. Both will serve you well for months, if not years, without maintenance. [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - September 1, 2016

Top tips on Navigation and how best to address those hills

By Kerry Sutton The Dragon’s Back Race, running the length of Wales, has been tantalizing me for a while. With the entire 300km route unmarked, I thought it best to brush up on my navigation skills with Dave Taylor, a Fell running guide and current English Fell Running Champion (V50 category). It’s not often you [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - September 1, 2016

Going long, don’t go without these…

Banoffe Pie Balls 1 400g Pack Digestive biscuits 1 Banana 1 Can Dulce De Leche/Toffee* Chocolate for coating *”Toffee”/Dulce De Leche can be purchase already prepared – or can be made at home through a process of heating Sweetened Condensed Milk – Recipes/instructions can be found online. Crush Digestive Biscuits in a large plastic bag. [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - March 9, 2016

Mental Strength

Train your body, but forget to train your MIND at your peril. We have all heard the adage ‘running ultras is 30% physical and 70% mental’, but how many of us really consider what this means? It means that in order to complete and compete in ultra races we need to be physically fit but [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - December 11, 2015

The art of visualisation

It’s time to start to play with visualization, it’s such a valuable tool. You can use it on so many levels. At its most simple it will help you think through what might go wrong in a race and what you will do to over come it. In this way you are less likely to [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - November 14, 2015

Hill Training

In short, hill training is good for you and it’s good for your running. Why…? Because… Hill running will make you a stronger, faster and healthier runner. Running hills does this by improving leg-muscle strength, quickening your stride, expanding stride length, developing your cardiovascular system and enhancing your running economy. What’s more, the benefits are [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - October 2, 2015

The Biomechanics of running

 An afternoon with Shane Benzie by Kerry Sutton Most of us are lucky enough to be able to run – it’s both natural and normal. With regards my own running, I have been quite lucky and I am someone who works by the principle that if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. My body has [...]


Published by: Kerry Sutton - September 15, 2015