Tips and tricks for fell running

Paul Barton heads to the Lake District to pick up some technique tips from some of the best in the business and put them into practice on the Skiddaw Fell Race. This article was first published in October 2017 and is a feature piece from Totally Active. Shop the SportPursuit trail running collection now. This summer…

Time to Fly with Hoka One One

Team #MyPursuit have had a big summer. Our group of everyday athletes from SportPursuit HQ have taken on new challenges, pushed themselves further than before, and generally made the most of the awesome events out there. The one thing that was with us every step of the way, from early morning training sessions to crossing…

7 reasons why runners should try cycling

This is a guest feature from Neilson Active Holidays. Neilson’s passion for lifestyle sports over the last 40 years has driven them to create an exciting range of summer and winter holidays for people who find the best way to relax is to switch off by doing something – learn more on neilson.co.uk. Clocking up…

The Kit List: May

To coincide with the glorious weather gracing the UK, we’ve had a strong start to the summer of sport. There is always a real feeling of excitement as the sporting calendar ticks of those grand dates: Paris Roubaix, the London Marathon, the final run of the ski season… Here’s what we’ve been enjoying and what’s…

Cactus the dog takes on the Marathon de Sables

It’s renowned as one of the most brutal and iconic ultra events of the calendar, but one four-legged competitor couldn’t resist joining in with the Marathon de Sables this year. Cactus the dog joined in during one of the stages of the desert-running event and continued to the finish! Understandably Cactus has got lots of…

Interview with Ricky Lightfoot, Fell Runner

Chantelle Kelly speaks to fell running champion Ricky Lightfoot to find out how he felt when he completed the Bob Graham Round earlier this year and the struggles he faced along the way.  This article was first published on 3rd October 2016 and is a feature piece from Totally Active. In January you completed the Bob…

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.  This is a feature article from Totally Active Magazine originally posted on 30th September…

An ancient running route to add to your bucket list

Brought to you by the running division at Salomon, this inspiring video features trail runners Anna Frost, Rickey Gates and Matt Flaherty running through the Giant Redwoods of Northern California aka the tallest living trees on Earth. They are also amongst the oldest living things on Earth! Accompanied by words based on the writing of…

The ultimate list: the best running books, blogs and movies of all time

Source: Scooter Lowrimore (Flickr Creative Commons)   What books, blogs and movies get you pumped to lace up your shoes and go running? Over this past week, we asked members of the SportPursuit community to share their favourite running resources with us. From movies that inspire to blogs that provide little boosts of motivation, the…

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…

GO TRI Duathlon at the London Olympic Park!

SportPursuit runners, cyclists and general exercise enthusiasts, you won’t want to miss this.  Ride with Team SportPursuit in the first duathlon at the London Olympic Park! We’ve teamed up once again with our friends at Capital Tri to bring you the first race EVER to take place on the newly built 1 mile road racing…

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…

The SportPursuit Splash & Dash – Round 1

Last weekend was the first round of our multisport swim/race series, the SportPursuit Splash & Dash. With around 150 competitors coming out to the West Reservoir Centre bright and early; we had a great time supporting them in the challenges – and it didn’t take long for our supplies of jelly babies and bananas to…

Introducing: The SportPursuit Splash & Dash 2013

Hot on the heels of last month’s announcement of the SportPursuit Open Water Swim Series, we are again proud to announce a new aquathlon event, the SportPursuit Splash and Dash! In conjunction with triathlon event specialists Capital Tri, the aquathlon will be taking place across two dates this summer – 16th June & 11th August…

Getting fit in the cold – Doing it safely, and a few benefits

Well once again snow has washed across the United Kingdom – is it just me or do we seem better at coping with it now? – and with a lot of the day now conducted at sub-zero temperatures, motivation to get out and about plummets, people sticking it out in front of the TV, waiting…

Inov-8, the Natural Runner

Designed to take the running back to its most innate form, Inov-8 shoes can take you anywhere – from road to rocks, mud to sand, the mountains to the box. Natural by nature, they aim to keep the foot close to the ground so that one can feel and adapt to the terrain beneath them, to help you…