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Llellwyn Holmes Snowman Triathlon

How to train & prepare for a Sprint Triathlon

  The sport of triathlon has exploded in to the world of endurance sports over the last decade or so, and has made a huge impact on British sporting culture due to the dominating success of athletes such as the Brownlee Brothers, Helen Jenkins, and of course a little closer to home, our own Mountain … continue reading »


Running an Ultra Marathon

The popularity of ultra-endurance foot races, or ‘ultra-marathons’ which they are generally termed, has exploded over the past decade, with events being held all over the world, and covering distances from 50km up to, and beyond 500km. Endurance athletes of all abilities tackle such events for all kinds of reasons, through some of the most … continue reading »


Performing and running in heat

Throughout all our running careers I’m sure that we have all over-cooked things from time-to-time, especially during a hot summers day, I know I have! Feelings of fatigue, dizziness, nausea, decrease and/or an increase in appetite, dehydration, muscle cramps, uncontrollable shivering; these are all symptoms of heat exhaustion and/or heat stroke, and are a sign … continue reading »

James Appleton - MF athlete

Marathon Nutrition Guide

With the longest day of the year past, and those classic Spring marathons behind us, I guess we can now begin to think on switching our training to those lovely Autumn races, the nights slowly pulling us back in, and the horrific thought of “did I clean my fell-shoes after last year’s final winter bog-fest … continue reading »


Fuelling for the short stuff: 10k-half marathons

  “To fuel, or not to fuel?” That is the question…or is it? Should the question not be…”To fuel, but when to fuel?” Thinking back to an earlier article on the basics of carbohydrates (Understanding Carbohydrates: The Substrate King!), we established through a quick metabolism lesson that carbohydrates are seen as the king of exercise … continue reading »