The ultimate list: sources of inspiration for outdoor enthusiasts

Source: Asaf Antman (Flickr Creative Commons) What inspires YOU to get outdoors? Earlier this week, we asked the SportPursuit community to share with us their favourite sources of inspiration. From the movies that they watch to the people that they follow on Twitter, we wanted to find out what gets our community pumped up and…

8 up & coming iPhone apps for preparing for your first 5k run!

With the longer and sunnier days sweeping across the UK, it’s no coincidence that there’s been an increase in runners on the roads and in the parks.  If this summer marks your first time training for a 5K or organised race, this list of 8 up & coming iPhone apps for preparing for your first…

A change of scenery for your triathlon training in Northern England

After giving the south the same treatment, we bring you places that offer you a change of scenery for your triathlon training in Northern England.  Sometimes training somewhere new and mixing up the routine a little is just the thing you need. BIKE sage_solar (Flickr Creative Commons) Five Pits Trail, Derbyshire This 5.5 mile ride…

A change of scenery for your triathlon training in Southern England

Bored of training?  Then try a change of scenery for your swim, bike and run.  Get the boost of training in a delightful new location with this list of places that offer you a change of scenery for your triathlon training in Southern England.  SportPursuit readers from further afield, we’ll have you covered soon! Bike…

5 incredible weather formations to look out for when hiking

Today’s guest post is from Simon Shanks – an experienced runner, hill walker and graduate of Royal Marines Commando Training! One of the most rewarding things about being on the hills can be the spectacular views (weather conditions permitting!). Something else you may have noticed, which can be just as spectacular, is the weather-induced phenomena. …

5 tips to stay motivated to exercise

In September I completed my first Ironman in Wales. It required months of focus, motivation and dedication. As a Brand Champion for SportPursuit, I wrote about how to stay motivated, you can read it here.   This winter, I need to train hard and smart but most of all, I need to stay motivated. As…

The Top 10 Ski and Snowboard Films 2013/14

Source – MarLeah Cole (Flickr Creative Commons) Once again it’s that time of year when snow lovers across the Northern Hemisphere start getting excited at the prospects of the season ahead, and when ski and snowboard movies start falling left, right and centre. Nothing can quite build the hype for the Winter months ahead like…

Map reading: how not to get lost in a forest

Source – Rich Moffitt (Flickr Creative Commons) Today’s guest post is from Simon Shanks – an experienced runner, hillwalker and graduate of  Royal Marines Commando Training! Are you a keen hill-walker? Do you carry a map and compass with you?  Most importantly,  do you know how to use them? Or do you always go out…

Traviss Willcox Takes On The Berlin Wall 100 Mile Ultra-Marathon

Source: Danielle Walquist Lynch (Flickr Creative Commons) Pre-Race I signed up for the Berlin 100 ( Der Mauerweglauf or 100 Meilen Berlin) pretty much as soon as I found out about it in September 2012, as much as anything as it was a bi-annual event (though now announced its going to be annual) and there…

Do One Thing, Do It Well – Cyclebeat

Fitness Craze Forget Bikram Yoga, Zumba and Bootcamp classes. Indoor spinning is set to be the next major fitness craze to hit the capital. Most fitness addicts have tried indoor spinning at their local gym. For those of you who are new to the concept of spinning – think indoor cycling machines, loud music, disco…

How to become a morning person in 8 steps

Source – Riley Kaminer (Flickr Creative Commons) Becoming a morning person is pretty difficult if it doesn’t come naturally. At SportPursuit, we try and get up nice and early, but it’s easier said than done as the difference between being a morning person and a night owl can often come down to genetics. It’s all…

10 Inspirational Places To Run In Britain

1. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Image credit: Lawrence Murray A mountain amid a city, a volcanic plug, a tourist honeypot. Run over grassy ramparts, slip beneath the towering Salisbury Crags, try not to stop running on a steep, winding, unending staircase, scramble the final steps to the rocky, breezy summit of Arthur’s Seat. While you are unlikely…

Donhou Bicycles: Experiments in Speed – New Teaser

Following up from our post on record-breaking legend José Meiffret last month; Donhou and Spindle Productions have just released this teaser on a project they ran earlier this year; featuring a similar motor-paced bicycle. The video is due to be released later this month; but even the clip out today has us excited: We can’t wait to see…

San Boldo Pass – The Road of 100 Days (in 100 Seconds)

One for the avid climbers this week – Welcome to the San Boldo Pass in Northern Italy! Comprising of 706m of elevation spread across 17km – and featuring this very unique mountain feature – the San Boldo Pass is known colloquially as the ‘strada di cento giorno’, or ‘Road of 100 Days’. This title was…

Aspect Media tease us with their latest preview of Antidote

UK action sport film-makers Aspect Media have been beavering away the past couple of months on their latest mountain bike offering, Antidote. Today they’ve just released a teaser segment from the film, featuring British pros Danny Hart, Sam Pilgrim and Sam Reynolds – We’re particularly big fans of the Sam P’s caravan jump!   Doug…

Going The Extra Mile.

As a Londoner, the length city folk will go to in order to get their sporting fix always amazes me. I’ve seen 5 surfers packed into a Polo, hurtling down the M4 to catch the early morning Cornish waves, and even tens of people congregated outside their office for their annual team-bonding trip to Wendover…