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All night long: the 24 Hour Ultra Trail Race

It’s dawn, and I am sitting on a fold-up chair in a field, eating a bowl of porridge. At this moment in time, it is the best porridge I’ve ever tasted, warming my insides and replenishing my much-depleted energy stores … Continue reading

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Make mine a half – my debut half ironman race

At 7.35am yesterday morning, I waded into a lake on the outskirts of Ashford, Kent, to embark on my first ever half ironman distance triathlon, The Owler. Five hours, 58 minutes, 9 energy gels, 2 litres of sports drink and … Continue reading

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Using caffeine for sports performance

There is little doubt that caffeine can have a beneficial effect on endurance running performance. But there’s more to getting a performance boost than glugging down a pre-race coffee. “A dose of around 3mg of caffeine per kg body weight … Continue reading

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Next Running Well workshop confirmed NOW FULL

My next Running Well day workshop will be on Sunday 16th September 2012 at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in south London. The morning session addresses running form – what good form is and how to get it (with an option … Continue reading

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Different stroke

I have had a lot of input into my swimming stroke over the last few years – I’ve improved my body position, my timing, my catch and recovery to the extent that I often get compliments on how graceful my stroke … Continue reading

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