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Blog
 
At the finish line of Tough Mudder
At the finish line of Tough Mudder
At the finish line of Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder: What’s it really like?

It seems a long time ago now, but, in May 2013, four friends and I decided to have a crack at what is purported to be “probably the toughest event on the planet,” Tough Mudder. I signed up for the event with some bizarre notion...
 
Running
 
Fartlek Training with strensa
Fartlek Training with strensa
Fartlek Training with strensa

Fartlek Training: Why we owe the Swedish thanks for much more than just Ikea

While the Swedish may be known for giving the world access to low-cost, flat pack furniture, they are also credited with giving us one of the most effective interval training techniques in sport, Fartlek training. Swedish for “...

 
Cycling
 
A beginner’s guide to training for your first triathlon
A beginner’s guide to training for your first triathlon
A beginner’s guide to training for your first triathlon

From couch potato to triathlete: A beginner’s guide to training for your first triathlon

Training for your first triathlon can be one of the most daunting, as well as the most exhilarating experiences that you will ever have. It’s not for the faint hearted and there is certainly no easy road to success. Fear not, h...
 
Blog
 
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey

I must say, I am looking forward to this interview as I am sure all you cycling enthusiasts are. Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year and later this month will be giving his first interview,...
 
 
Martial Arts
 
thai boxing
thai boxing
thai boxing

An introduction to Muay Thai

Muay Thai or Thai boxing can be a brutal sport but one you will come to love. It is personally my favourite sport. The word Muay derives from the Sanskrit Mavya which means “to bind together” Muay Thai is referred t...

 
 
Mountain Sport
 
which ice axe
which ice axe
which ice axe

An idiots guide to Ice Axes.

The ice axe is the most important tool in the winter mountaineers repertoire – after knowledge.  These things will stop you if you slide and help you up and over any ice…. Within reason.   I love my ice axe.  It has shared some...
 
 
Mountain Sport
 
crampons
crampons
crampons

A quick idiots guide to Crampons.

The winter and Alpine mountaineer faces an almost overwhelming choice when shopping for new crampons.  Do you get something technical and modular with adjustable points, asymmetric layout and heel spurs, or something more middl...