The Bob Graham Round

Claire Maxted is an all-round outdoor lover, runner, cyclist, occasional climber and kayaker who has adventured all over the world but still insists the UK in good weather conditions is the best playground on the planet. She is editor of Trail Running magazine.  Read more articles like this in Totally Active Magazine. When Keswick hotelier…

Interview with Lucy Gossage, Triathlete

Lucy Gossage is a cancer doctor who last year put her career on hold to become a full-time, professional triathlete.   A self-confessed late starter, Lucy didn’t do any sport seriously at school or university. Her first triathlon a decade ago was a New Year’s challenge to herself and she only tried Ironman after a bet…

Grand Raid Cristalp Mountain Bike Race

Charlie Evans has worked for British Cycling for the last eight years, developing their coaching pathway across the road and mountain bike disciplines. He has raced mountain bike XC to an elite level, though enjoys nothing more than riding his home trails of the Peak District.  Read more articles like this in Totally Active Magazine….

Bike Fit Blues

Apart from the self inflicted, and enjoyable for some, burning pain in your quads and lungs when you’re pushing hard, cycling should be a pain free experience. It’s no coincidence that it’s the chosen rehabilitation activity following many injuries as it’s zero impact and therefore incredibly kind on your joints. However many cyclist do experience…

PRE RUN WARM-UP Routine

Turn up for any race and you’ll see the full spectrum of warm-up routines. From extensive protocols that take almost as long as the race itself to those that prefer to stay in the car with the heaters on until the last possible moment. Find out what you should and shouldn’t be doing to get…

Spine Challenger

175 kilometres in 60 hours, across the bogs and moors of the Pennine Way and in the depths of winter, Tim Budd tackles the Spine Challenger.  Read more articles like this in Totally Active Magazine. Although I’m generally comfortable covering decent distances on the fells, really long ultras have never really appealed. At least, they…

Minimising MAXIMAL Losses

Attention to detail is key to optimal performance but only once you’ve ticked off the big boxes. Nik Cook highlights the main areas that could cost you the most time, energy and enjoyment when tackling a sportive this summer. Read more articles like this in Totally Active magazine. At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Britain’s…

Le Mans 24-Hour Sportive

Fiona Russell is better known as the journalist and blogger Fiona Outdoors. Based in Scotland she combines her passion for outdoors sports, including road cycling, with her written work. Fiona enjoys cycling sportives, cyclocross events and triathlon. Her greatest achievement as an adult was qualifying to compete for Team GB in the 2013 World Age…

Post Exercise Stretching Routine

Ayo Williams is a Personal Trainer / Strength & Conditioning Specialist with nearly 20 years’ experience of training individuals to performance and aesthetic goals. An accomplished sports massage therapist, his qualifications also include a Sports Science degree and CSCS certification, from the NSCA. He currently leads a team at Matt Roberts Personal Training, London.  Read…

Indoor Cycling

Cycling legend Graeme Obree was once quoted as saying that, if his house was on fire, the first item he’d rescue from the flames would be his turbo trainer. We’re not saying you have to cherish your indoor trainer to quite the same extent as Mr Obree but, for maintaining consistency and quality of cycle…

Fresh powder envy: 1950s helicopter skiing!

Seeing as we usually bring you the latest and greatest action and outdoor videos from around the web, this week we’ve decided to switch it up and take a journey back in time.  Don’t worry, this week’s video is still remarkable, it just happens to be from the 1950s. Long before the creation of chairlifts,…

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 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…

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,…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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…

Starting Out Or Sizing Up – Mountain Biking Kit Lists

Unless you have a habit of living with your head under a rock, you will have likely noticed that bicycles are a bit of a thing in the UK at present. Whether you’re someone new to riding, or perhaps looking for a new challenge; getting those two-wheels off-road is one of the best things you…