The 100 Peaks Challenge: The Epic Quest and the Scientists Learning From It

The 100 Peaks Challenge is a supreme test of endurance, spanning 25 days at the edge of human resilience. We interview Karl Rushen who invented this audacious mission in memory of his brother Lloyd, and we talk with the researchers involved who are investigating how individuals respond under extreme duress.

Recovering from Races: Are You Doing These 8 Things to Aid Recovery?

If you’ve recently completed your big target race, perhaps a marathon or half marathon, what’s the best way to recover? We explore the issues, with eight key points to help recovery.

The Benefits of Swimming for Runners

We take a look at why swimming can be a great form of cross training for runners, and the benefits it can provide.

Race Day Nerves: Six Strategies for Managing the Jitters

Do you find your tummy filled with butterflies when race day rolls around? Do you start feeling queasy with anxiety about a big event you’ve been focused on for months? Here are our six strategies for managing those jitters…

Coach’s Corner: Six Pointers for Marathon Improvers

Running coach David Chalfen provides six key pointers for marathon improvers – areas to consider to focus your training and improve your time.

Mindset: Sport Psychology for Runners

What goes through your mind when you run a race? How do you perceive yourself as a runner? And how could you benefit from sport psychology? We chat with sport psychologist Helen Davis to find out more about mindset for performance…

How Could Better Breathing Improve Your Running?

Could you improve your running by learning how to breathe better? Respiratory Physiotherapist Robin McNelis explains how retraining yourself to breathe better could make a huge difference to your running and more.

Why Warm Up? Benefits and Example Exercises

Fitness trainer Lin Skinner explains why warming up before running is helpful, and gives some practical examples of exercises with video demos…

Extending Your Comfort Zone

Performance Psychologist David Harrison joins us to explain why stepping outside your comfort zone is key to improving performance, and how to do it.

Building an Endurance Base

If you’re planning ahead to start training for a half- or full-marathon, it’s important to build a strong endurance base before you begin race-specific training. We explain why, and give some ideas on how to do it.