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MORE FIRE – How to Run the Kenyan Way by Toby Tanser – Book Review

These are my thoughts on this inspiring book from my perspective as I train for a marathon next April, as well as with my Chi Running hat on. I mentioned I was reading this book recently whilst on a training run with my club, Holmfirth Harriers. I was immediately asked what advice the book had […]

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The spiritual side of exercise

Is technique important in running? Is the mental side of things important? Are the mental and physical parts of ourselves interlinked? Most people would answer yes to all these questions, but few have explored the combination of the two, or indeed the link between exercise and the spiritual side of their life. From long distance […]

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Peanut butter ideas for runners

Make sure your peanut butter has one ingredient. Peanuts. Give the jar a good stir and smell the goodness, then slap it on to wholemeal toast. This is a really great product, and one which would make a great addition to any runner’s kitchen cupboard. As part of the diet of an athlete, runners are […]

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High Peak 40 Mile Challenge 2014 – a Chi Runner’s review

Phew! I just completed my first Ultra Marathon. Why did I enter? When I took up Chi Running a few years ago, I had made a decision to run regularly and be determined about becoming injury free – hence Chi Running. Chi Running was developed by Danny Dreyer, an ultra runner from the U.S. and together with […]

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Finding Ultra by Rich Roll – Book review

I got a few comments on my last blog about diet and exercise – thanks folks. It’s interesting that diet, and the question of whether to change what we eat, is a topic very close to our hearts. I did make an assumption our diet isn’t perfect in my last blog on this subject. I […]

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How is diet relevant to exercise?

To get the discussion started, I got in touch with Gina Battye, who I met recently whilst she was juicing oranges for my children! Gina is the founder of the worldwide Health and Happiness Movement, best-selling author of ‘How to Beat the Biscuit Tin Blues’ and international inspirational speaker. She looks at it his way in […]

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