Chris Holdsworth from roads to trails and fells

    Chris Holdsworth is an elite level runner on fell, trail and road and has represented Lancashire, England and Team GB on the International stage.  Chris is also race director for Pennine Trails in the Peak District. Here’s what he has to say… Age: 29 years… (oh, and my bucket list of things to…

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The Right Way to Warm Up

Us runners are a funny lot sometimes… We’ll be that keen to get out of the door and go on a run that we’ll decide to just skip the warm up… then get surprised when we get injured. Yep, that’s most of us! I’ve never been much of a ‘warm up’ person, I think it…

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Don’t let training ruin your run

I’ve literally just had a message from a runner who said they were training for their first and last marathon, they were suffering and struggling with the added mileage, feeling sick on longer runs and clearly not enjoying the journey. They even said someone had told them they don’t have ‘running legs’… To me, running…

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Pic n Mix Sports Nutrition

When I was growing up, there was nothing I liked more than going to the tuck shop and getting myself a Pic N Mix. But one of the things with a Pic N Mix, is that there’s some sweets you just don’t eat together. I mean, you wouldn’t have a white mouse in with a…

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Q & A with Jon Albon

A few weeks ago we asked folk if they had any questions for Trail Running World Champion Jonathan Albon – here’s a few of the questions with responses from Jon How many hours do you train per day? Changes from season to season. In the winter between 20-30 and in the Summer less as I’m…

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What’s love got to do with it?

Valentines, a time of love, chocolates and big meals…   Well it’s a little more than that…   It can actually form part of your training plan.   Well it does of for me anyway.   I’m often seen racing around Keswick the day before Valentines, in card shops desperately trying to find the cheapest…

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The Spine Race

Useful thoughts from Sabrina Verjee, winter & summer Spine Race winner. The average speed on the Winter Spine is slow: mine less than 3km/hr! Training hard and fast is worthless, training long and slow with a weighted pack very valuable. My total time in checkpoints throughout the entire race was 7 hours and 10 minutes…

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Successful introduction into fuelling and recovery

Tom Adams is an elite runner, having represented Team GB at the European Mountain Running Championships, however like many people he hasn’t really understood the benefits or how to fuel and recover effectively. Having recently targeted a 4 day in Cyprus he turned to Mountain Fuel for some advice on how he could ensure that…

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