Training

Rucking Workout Plan: 6 Weeks to Basic Ruck Fitness

What is Rucking? Rucking, tabbing, yomping, etc. Rucking goes by many names, but, it’s quite simply an amazing way to get fit with the aid of a weighted backpack. The history of rucking goes way back to the era of the Roman Empire, a time when troops were drilled with full weighted gear. The practise continued in to the modern …

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Hillwalking Essentials | A Beginners Guide to Hillwalking Skills

Before we delve into this hillwalking essentials list, let’s take a moment to explore the meaning of hillwalking. The hills and ridges of Bucks are a great place to test your hillwalking skills. In the UK, the phrase hillwalking is used to describe the activity of walking on hills and mountains. In some parts of the country this pastime is …

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First time marathon tips: A graphic

As we are well into marathon-running season, I am sure that there are some readers who are preparing for their first marathon. A while ago I wrote a blog post with a few tips for making the whole experience a bit easier – not the training and racing itself, but just some logistical things that a lot of people don’t …

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The power of interval training

I’ve mentioned before the danger, as someone who actually enjoys running, that all I will ever do is medium length runs and medium intensity. For me, few things are nicer than a fairly gentle jog of 5-6 miles. Good for the soul, certainly, but actual training value is pretty low. Of course, there’s a place for runs like that – …

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Running safety tips

Running is not exactly an extreme sport, but it has its risks nevertheless, and sometimes it’s easy to forget how vulnerable you are running along country lanes, or running alone in potentially risky areas, especially at night. So, here are a few running safety tips, and some products to consider. Plan your route This is relevant for both avoiding traffic …

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Packing for a day trail run | Tips from the Trail

You don’t need much for a one-day run, even a long one, but if you’re doing a trail run out somewhere a bit more ‘wilderness-y’, even if only for a few hours, then there are a few things you’ll need. Here’s what I take. OMM Ultra-15 pack, I love this! Bag: OMM Ultra 15 – a beautifully light bag that’s …

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