Ten Essentials for Your First Triathlon

Warmer weather signals the start of triathlon season and you may find yourself facing your first race after months of training (or meaning to train!). After taking on Ironman New Zealand as his first-ever triathlon, Will from SportPursuit HQ shares his advice on kit you need to prepare and perform in your swim, bike and…

Gear Guides: How to Layer for Hiking Adventures

Heading out hiking in the mountains? Make sure you are wearing the appropriate layers and you can be prepared for any weather conditions. We spoke to IGO Adventures, an adventure travel company for people who want to get more out of life, to get top tips on what to wear for hiking, walking, or any…

RunUltra: Top Advice on How to Plan Your First Ultra

RunUltra is a global community of ultra runners with more than 700,000 ultra runners from 226 countries. In this article from RunUltra, Robbie Britton gives you top tips on how to choose, train for and even enjoy your first ultra. Everyone is running ultra marathons now, it’s the cool thing to do. Lots are even…

Gear Guides: Choosing a Triathlon Wetsuit

Triathlon is a unique sport for novices and experts alike, with the chance to really push yourself in different ways across the three disciplines of swim, bike and run. Often you get the chance to take on this challenge in some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, like the iconic Always Aim High…

Gear Guides: How to Clean and Care for Hiking Boots

Walking boots get put through their paces, often over rough and unforgiving terrain. We recommend giving your boots some much needed TLC from time to time, to ensure you get optimum performance from your boots for the longest amount of time possible. Here are six simple steps to follow: Scrub clean After a trip, take…

Gear Guides: Washing Your Waterproof Jacket

Most of us rely on a good shell jacket when we are out and about, whether it’s pushing through the drizzle for marathon training, getting caught in a surprise downpour on in the mountains, or just surviving the commute in any weather. Over time, your waterproof will become dirty: dirt and grease will work in…

Gear Guides: How to Layer for Skiing and Snowboarding

Time in the mountains usually means being prepared for a wide variety of possible conditions. Especially for people getting active in the hills – whether it’s on skis or board, scenic snowshoeing or gnarly park practice – staying comfortable is going to maximise the enjoyment you get out of your day. Luckily, it isn’t too…

How Your Mindset can Motivate You to Run a Marathon (or just a mile)

We’ve been supporting Ash Garratt on his mission to run seven marathons and ultra-distance events at seven Natural Wonders of the World: the Run7.Global project. Raising awareness and funding for sustainability initiatives across the world, Run7.Global has seen Ash taking on challenges from the world’s highest marathon to a 6-day, 170-mile ultra marathon in the Grand…

Gear Guides: Washing Your Down Jacket

Down has great properties for creating warm outdoor gear: light, packable, and very effective at trapping air to insulate you from the cold. That’s why the humble down jacket is an adventure staple for times you’ll need to keep snug and cosy. Through the winter months it’s often the first thing we reach for, whether…

Insider’s Guide to Skiing in Chamonix

This winter we’ve teamed up with J. Lindeberg and Flexiski to offer our members the chance to win an awesome ski escape to the iconic mountain town of Chamonix. Our lucky winner has been drawn and contacted – better luck next time – but if you’re still eager to explore the wonders of Chamonix, we’ve…

Mountain-Ready Workouts with SkiBro: Episode 2

If you’re looking forward to a trip to the mountains this winter now is the perfect time to get your ski fitness up to spec. Wake up those skiing muscles and learn to love the burn in your thighs with the second episode of Mountain-Ready workouts from SkiBro, the online platform connecting you with instructors and…

Mountain-Ready Workouts With SkiBro – Episode 1

The winter season is here and it’s time to  prepare for your adventures in the mountains so you can make the most of every run. To help you get in peak condition we’ve partnered up with SkiBro, a new online platform connecting you with instructors and adventures in the mountains, for a series of Mountain-Ready…

Recipe: Chocolate Protein Pancakes

We love finding new recipes that give you powerful nutrition for your sport. In the case of these delicious Chocolate Protein Pancakes from Peachy Palate, even your Sunday morning treat can be the ideal #WeekendWarrior fuel or a great recovery breakfast after a big workout. INGREDIENTS: Makes one good stack of pancakes For the pancakes:…

Get into: Cyclo-cross

If you’re looking to have some muddy fun this winter, increase your cycling fitness and develop your bike handling skills, give cyclo-cross a go.  This article was first published on 13th October 2016 and is a feature piece from Totally Active. What is it? If you’re old enough, you’ll remember settling down on a Saturday afternoon…

Recipe – Banoffee Boost Slices

We all know that fuel is key to performance but it can also be a delicious treat before, after or during a training session. Or, in the case of these Raw Banoffee Boost Slices, with a cup of tea and your feet up on a Sunday afternoon! Using Aduna Banana Boost Energy Bars (awesome on…

Nutrition for Triathlon

Ian Craig, MSc, DipCNE, INLPTA is an exercise physiologist, nutritional therapist, NLP practitioner and an endurance coach. Previously a competitive middle-distance runner, Ian specialises in sport from an integrative health perspective. He is the editor of Functional Sports Nutrition magazine and also lectures and writes extensively in the UK and South Africa on the concept…

Get into: Track Cycling

With six indoor velodromes in the UK find out how to give track cycling a go this winter. Read more articles like this in Totally Active Magazine. If you’re a cyclist, you can’t fail to have been inspired by the sensational success of the Great Britain’s cyclist this year, including standout performances from Team Sky’s…