What a run, what an event, what a weekend…..

To be part of the UTMB week was something I have thought about for so long. I have wanted to run this incredible event year on year but decided I wanted to wait until I had enough ultra running experience behind me to attack it with confidence.  So it was a shame to get to [...]

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 [...]

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 walking and you really don’t want to carry on. You’re tired , it’s cold and/or wet [...]


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 [...]

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. [...]