5 Things to Know Before Taking on Your First SwimRun

Swimrun, sounds pretty simple right? Swim, run, rest, repeat… actually, we lied about the rest part, but you get the idea! If you’re ready to take on a different kind of challenge, and you can persuade one of your unsuspecting friends that they’re up to the challenge too (they’ll…

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Today sees Ben de Rivas from Breca, the pioneering organiser of global swimrun events, launch the first Swimrun National Championships in the United Kingdom and New Zealand to cater for the growing competitiveness and popularity of the sport: “I’m so excited to finally be able to unveil the Breca…

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12 last minute challenges to take on in August in the UK With the recent hot weather in full force here in the UK, it’s the perfect time to look for a new challenge to take on next month. Running Round The Rock Ultra Date: 5th August 2017 Distance:…

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With the recent heatwave in full force here in the UK, it’s the perfect time to look for a new challenge to take on next month. Do you have space in your event calendar for one more event in July? Then we’ve got you covered. In today’s blog, we…

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5 tips to train for your first obstacle race Obstacle course racing (OCR) has quickly become one of the most exciting options in the endurance sector. And for good reason too. It offers more of an element of ‘fun’ as opposed to your standard 5 or 10km race. It’s…

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12 awesome challenges to try in June in the UK Do you have space in your event calendar for one more event in June? Then we’ve got you covered. In today’s blog, we go over 12 awesome last minute challenges here in the UK that still have spaces open….

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15 ways to help your kids exercise Studies show that if one of the parents is obese, there is a 50% chance that the children will be obese too. Plus, today’s children are more likely to lead a more sedentary life due to the development of technology, smartphones, computers,…

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Improve your endurance race times with lifting There are a lot of varied opinions out there when it comes to heavy strength training for endurance athletes. Between all the training runs, pool sessions and long bike rides, it’s hard to make time for an extra workout in the gym….

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44 Marathons, in 44 days, in 44 countries of Europe This Sunday 14th May, running enthusiast & EtchRock Elite Peter Thompson will run the streets of Dublin as the final destination on what has been an epic 44 day running challenge: ‘Marathons for the Mind’. Pete’s route in Dublin:…

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7 tips to help you recover from your first marathon Congratulations, you’ve just completed your first 26.2-mile race! Less than 5% of the population has run one of their own so you’re certainly part of an elite club. So congratulate yourself on what you’ve achieved and have some fun…

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