Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s an age-old question that’s pretty difficult to answer, but surprisingly it can help to give us an insight into why confidence in sport can often be elusive.
Sport science research tells us that the biggest source of self-confidence in sport is a successful performance, which is great to know and [...]
2017 will mark my third London Marathon and my ninth overall. The London marathon is a super special event – one of the biggest in the world with an unrivalled atmosphere. You will be sure to read plenty of tips about the event itself from the excellent brochure for runners and from word of mouth but here are some of the tips that only someone who has run it a few times can pass on.
1) Be prepared to get emotional
There are thousands of people running the marathon for a wealth of different great causes, many of which are usually particularly personal to the runner. [...]
Tips for fuelling long runs and races
Q I am a bit confused about fuelling for a half marathon. I have previously used Tailwind but I think I probably could have got round without it. What would you recommend?
A Tailwind is great. I think you would do [...]
If you're following a Couch to 5K plan then targeting your local parkrun at the end of the six week plan is a fantastic idea.
To get a feel for it, you could offer to volunteer now or even just go down and support other participants. If you're feeling brave enough, why not just join in?
You don't have to wait until you've finished your six week plan. Don't worry if you can't run the whole thing as there will be plenty of other people run/walking so you won't be alone.
There are hundreds of parkruns taking place across the country (and other parts of the world) every Saturday morning all year round at 9am, and they are all completely free.
They are [...]