Mindfulness is widely regarded as a helpful method for maintaining emotional wellbeing and managing difficulties such as depression and anxiety. It’s gradually made its mark in running circles too. Athletes of all abilities are implementing mindfulness to boost their motivation and performance. Mindfulness is all about being focussed and authentically engaged in the present rather
Returning to running following a long break comes with excitement (I hope), promise, and the knowledge that your fitness has probably declined somewhat. This means there’s work to do, especially if you have races and certain distances to aim for. While it’s tempting to try and slot back into where you left off and increase
All New For The Arc of Attrition 2019. My first experience as an Arc Angel was last year, at the Porthleven checkpoint. Since then Mudcrew Events have made a few changes for the Arc of Attrition 2109. It’s still the same mind boggling 100 mile ultra running event, but now boasts a shorter (and kinder?) 50
Running in the dark can be exciting and thrilling but can also come with some potential precarious feelings and heightened vulnerability. With the winter upon us, days are shorter and it’s not always possible to run in daylight hours. Some races take place around the clock and we may need to practice running in the
If you’re a runner and you check things out online, I guess there’s a chance you’ve seen the wonderful Inov8 video showing runners hammering a downhill section of a fell race. I find it exciting to watch, and a little dangerous. It takes confidence and practice to run freely downhill without feeling like you’re going to
If you run frequently and consistently, there’s a greater probability that some pesky running injuries will come your way at some point. Me? Well 2018 has defined me as an injury pro. Not everything I’ve had has been running related, but I’ve had to stop running for a while and focus on rehab and recovery.