TdF 2020 Route | Tour de France Route

Tour de France 2020   Next year’s TdF is a sneaky all-France affair with no detours into foreign countries. We also see the removal of the Team Time Trial, which I quite liked. For those of you with a vague interest in the TdF and more of an interest in a French holiday, I can…

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A Race Success – For Once

I’m feeling a little smug. For once I did a little bit better on my A race than I had hoped for, both in terms of time and position. It was a ‘lesser event’ with limited competition but a medal is a medal and it’s not my fault the really good guys didn’t turn up…

Garmin 935 STRYD, STRYD Review, STRYD Power Meter, Footpod

STRYD CP vs 5k power

It’s that time of the year again. Race time. You’ve been having lots of ‘fun’ with STRYD over the winter and many of us are getting to the point where the taper for our A race is in sight. The Zone-based training we have been doing is relatively straightforward to grasp. But how does that…

Night of 10k PBs

Night of the 10k PBs, 19 May. NW3 2JP

Want to see someone run 10k in under 28 minutes? This could be it. The annual “Night of the 10k PBs’ There are lots of top-level European guys competing. It is a genuinely unusual and fun evening eg last year the racers ran through some sort of covered tunnel. anyway. Slightly quirky. But high quality…

Run Or Dye Penshurst Place

Run or Dye – Most colourful 5k

This weekend, Run or Dye returns to Penshurst Place, bringing thousands of people to take part in the world’s most colourful 5k to the iconic venue. The stunning 14th century estate will host a storm of coloured dye inspired by the ancient Hindu festival of Holi. This year, the original 5k route is one of…

Richmond Running Festival 2016 10k Half Marathon HM

Critical Speed failure in a 2 Hour Marathon ‘Time Trial’

I would be interested to see EXACTLY what the Nike 2 hour marathon runners used to get tantalizingly close to the 2 hour marathon mark. For example they obviously used ‘special’ Nike shoes and Beet-It claim they used their beetroot product (likely). However, much of the gain from going below the world record was probably from…

Mental tips for runners before, during and after a marathon

With the London marathon taking place on Sunday, 23 April, runners can prepare for the mental demands of this notoriously challenging event by following the advice issued by the University of Kent’s ‘psyching teams’. Introduced to the UK by Dr Carla Meijen, Lecturer in Sport Psychology in Kent’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, ‘psyching…

Duathlon Training Plan

Tour de France buys up Windsor Tri? (yes it does, really!)

  Human Race Events acquires Xtra Mile Events OK it’s not in the same league as the relatively recent purchase of Ironman. However it’s of interest to many of us as we probably each do a couple of their events a year. Human Race Events have acquired XTRA Mile Events. Or Amaury Sport Organisation have acquired…