#beetyourpb Win Beet It Sports Flapjacks from SportPursuit!

To celebrate our current Beet It sale, we’re giving away some of their newly released flapjacks to lucky members of the SportPursuit community! Just hit the tweet button at the top or bottom of this post to enter! As many of you might already know, SportPursuit are big fans of Beet It’s beetroot juices and…

8 excellent cycling apps for your iPhone and Android smartphones

  Earlier this week, we asked our Facebook fans and Twitter followers for their essential cycling app recommendations.  As technology and fitness continue to collide in new and exciting ways, the selection of apps available is dizzying.  Hence, we wanted a streamlined list of only the best cycling apps on the market.  Without further ado,…

Race Report: 2014 South of England Cross Country Championship

Image source: DeannaVY – Flickr Creative Commons Mud, mud, glorious mud.. Parliament Hill on the day of the South of England Cross Country Championship. Our warm-up has been broken by a stream of women racers crossing the path ahead. We pause to watch the gritty, multi-coloured procession. After negotiating the path, the women descend slightly…

Go…Get Out There… and ENJOY!

How do you strive for happiness? In this awesome video Get Out There Productions reflects on freedom, happiness and the role that challenging yourself with sport plays in this quest. A great reminder to go… get out there, and enjoy! “It’s not about how fast, how far or how high we go. It’s more about how close…

Buying Guide: How To Choose The Right Ski And Snowboard Goggles

So you’ve decided to invest in a helmet; something to protect from the mountain (and mountain tourists) around you; next up in the modern-day snow outfit is the right pair of goggles. Alongside the rapid popularity of helmets appearing across pistes over the past few years, goggles have also seen a big rise in uptake….

Buying Guide: Choosing The Perfect Ski And Snowboard Helmets

Following on from last month’s buying guide for ski and snowboard jackets, in this post we’ll be talking you through one of the biggest changes to snow trends in the last 15 years – helmets. If you’re lucky enough to have been skiing or snowboarding since the turn of the millenium and before; no doubt…

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. …

A Fell Running Southerner: Tackling the Langdale Horseshoe

A few weeks ago, avid Fell Runner and SportPursuit Champion Jonny tackled the Langdale Horseshoe which includes 1450m of climbing over rocks and uneven terrain for a distance of 21.1km. Read how it felt likes worlds away from his regular park runs in South London.     There was no warning. I had hurtled downhill…

Buying Guide: How To Choose The Best Ski And Snowboard Jackets

With tens of thousands of us due once again to make our annual pilgrimage to the mountains and snow this Winter, for many that will also mean time to invest in yet more clothing! Whether you’re a seasoned snow bum looking to add another colour combination to your gear, or a fashionista wanting the latest…

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…

Buying guide: bike lights for road cycling

Cyclists planning on taking a trip after the sun goes down will no doubt be in need of some sort of cycle light. With so many choices and options available, what kind of bike lights do you need? What kind of bike light should I get? When it comes to bike lights, the industry has…

SportPursuit & Cyclebeat: The Blogger Spin-Off

Earlier this week, certain members of SportPursuit HQ decided it was high time the office got out together for some group exercise; and ever ones to share our love of sport, we decided to invite some of our favourite bloggers and writers along to local spinning club – Cyclebeat – for our inaugural SportPursuit Spin-Off!…

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…

Surviving The 2013 Club Relay Championships

Where? National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham What? Relay x 4: 500m swim – 15k bike – 5k run The Club relay championships are legendary now in the UK, having started in 1991 and growing in size and reputation ever since. In 1991 there was just 120 competitors, whilst last year saw over 2000 lucky athletes…

Getting into Ironman: Challenge Roth

One of the most popular ironman distance races in the world, and the flagship race of the Challenge Family, next year’s race at Roth sold out in just over 3 minutes – a full year in advance! A year ago in July, whilst working in logistics at the London 2012 Olympics is where my journey…

Team SportPursuit – The Ironman UK 2013 Story [Video]

Typically, most sports businesses choose to champion the elite athlete, sponsoring a team of pro athletes in order to endorse and lend credibility to their product. There is no shortage of perks for the modern pro-athlete. What there is a shortage of is people championing the everyday athlete; the unsung hero. That’s what Team SportPursuit…

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…

Team SportPursuit does Ironman UK 2013

See our full photo gallery from Bolton For many, waking up at 2:30 on a Sunday morning to go for some exercise would seem far from the stuff of dreams – even less so if the destination was a rather rain-sodden Bolton town centre. However last weekend over 1600 incredible athletes did not just that,…

Ironman UK Training Diaries – Graeme Buscke

All the latest from Team SportPursuit Ironman athlete Graeme Buscke, as he prepares to take on the Ironman Bolton:     31st July 2013 – 3 Days Remaining 24 hours out from the gun going off is normally when I’m at my most relaxed. I can’t do anymore beneficial training. I would’ve registered. I would’ve tagged…

5 Tips To Keep Your Motivation

How Do You Stay Motivated? Motivation is the crux to everything. Our goals, projects, work and of course – our sporting endeavors. On days when we don’t feel motivated, we don’t feel like doing anything productive. How do we make sure we remain motivated in order to achieve our sporting goals?  Sports, and especially endurance…

Team SportPursuit – Ironman UK – Allie Park

All the latest from Team SportPursuit Ironman athlete Allie Park, as she prepares to take on the Ironman Bolton:       31st July 2013 – 3 Days Remaining       30th July 2013 – 4 Days Remaining So it’s the final countdown. I’ve been treating my followers to a pictorial countdown since day…