On the run with Coach Kirsty

My longest race to date is the Great South Run, which is 10 miles and takes place in Portsmouth. It’s important to get the miles in when training for a race but in order to improve your time then sprints are possibly the best addition to your training. Try 6 x 20 second sprints 2x weekly during your...


On the run with Coach Will

The only competitive distance runs I have done are 10k trail runs. The most recent is the Bedgebury 10k which has a tough mixture of terrains, elevations and descents. I find trail running a lot more exciting due to the challenging environment and amazing scenery you get when you run off road! The l...


On the run with Coach Craig

My running history includes the London Marathon, the Brighton Marathon and the Paris Marathon. Some great events! My best time was 4:11 for the Brighton Marathon. For me the actual motion and endurance needed for running a marathon wasn’t something I found particularly difficult. The hardest p...


All ok underfoot?

Pain on the underside of the foot or the heel is a common problem, known as plantar fasciitis. Pain killers can help but a better solution could be to check whether any tightness exists with the calves or the achilles tendon. Use of a foam roller can help with this problem, as can specific stretches...


Should you apply ice or heat to an injury?

Generally once a problem or an injury has occurred, ice should be applied initially to the area (or a bag of peas from the freezer) as this will act as both a pain killer and an anti-inflammatory to slow down or try to prevent any potential swelling. Never apply ice directly to the skin, always wrap...


Podcast 1: Macros / IF / Intensity

The first Strength & Conditioning Podcast covers training and nutrition essentials. National Level Strength & Conditioning Coaches Alex Shoebridge and Martin Shyvers give a whistlestop tour of macros, break down the myths about the fasting trend - including why the 5:2 diet...

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