Need to keep rehabbing!

As you may or may not know from the series of blogs that have gone before I’ve had a bit of an interesting year since June in terms of injury, pain and not really running. The last blog was pretty positive in that I was getting back on my feet and getting more running done. That pretty much continued over the next few weeks, with both high paced (for me) running in a few cross country races, and a few longer, but slower runs over much, much rougher terrain – like the Old Glossop Peak Raid, which was a really … Continue reading

Hip rehab – what have I ended up doing?

As you may or may not know from previous blogs, I’ve been having a bit of a problem with my right hip. The Sacroiliac joint, and the adductors, to be exact. It took me out of running for about 8-10 weeks. I’m slowly getting back to running, as was detailed by my last blog, but the most common response (apart from aren’t you going mad?) has been “so what are you doing to get you back to running”? I thought I would address that here. Looking back on my diary for the last few weeks and months have shown an … Continue reading

5 tips when preparing for your first marathon or ultra race

In 2015 Lynne completed her first marathon (Howgills 26 Trail Marathon) in May and later in the year she successfully finished her first ultra race (the 55km off-road Long Tour of Bradwell (LTOB)). In the weeks and months following each she spent a fair amount of time considering how each had gone, what went well and where she could improve. With only two races over 25 miles under her belt she’s no expert, but she does have a few secret strategies to share with you. We hope they help you with race preparations! These are Lynne’s 5 top tips when preparing for your first marathon or ultra race: … Continue reading

Have you gone mental yet? 

This is the question that has been asked of me (Tim) a week after getting achillies tendonitis following a couple of back-to-back long runs, loaded with a rucksack. The implication being that if I don’t run then I’m basically going to go out of my head. Interesting. And to be fair, something that a lot of runners seem to think will happen, it’s like a self-fulfilling prophecy. You get injured, you announce to the world you can’t run, and wonder how long you’re going to cope before you drive yourself crazy because you can’t run. How odd. It’s been a week … Continue reading