Tag Archives: Sam Murphy

Next Running Well workshop: 20th October 2013

Want to run faster and further? Trying to steer clear or get rid of niggling injuries? Or perhaps you simply feel that you would benefit from a fresh approach to your running. My Running Well day workshop is for you. The … Continue reading

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How my three 2013 challenges went

At the beginning of 2013, I set myself three physical challenges. 1. To run the Zermatt Marathon in July. 2. To complete my first Half Ironman in August and 3. To tackle a 12-hr cycling time trial in September. Last … 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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The shameless hypocrisy of running shoe marketing

The shameless hypocrisy of running shoe marketing sometimes leaves me speechless. As big shoe manufacturers fall over themselves to promote their latest ‘natural running’ or ‘minimalist’ shoe, do they not realize that they are undermining the value of the rest … Continue reading

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Runners with plantar fasciitis – time for some sole searching

Despite its complicated name, the majority of runners can pronounce plantar fasciitis because they’ve had the misfortune of personal experience. I’ve heard it called the ‘M.E’ of sports injuries because it’s so hard to pin down what triggers it and … Continue reading

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