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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Settle your pre-race nerves with these 9 tips Whether you’re about to run your first 5k or 10th marathon, pre-race nerves affect almost everyone preparing to step up to the start line. So most importantly, don’t feel alone, it’s nothing out of the ordinary. British Olympian Gordon Pirie tells…

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7 ways to stay on top of your challenge If you’re thinking of undertaking a big challenge, you’re going to need to be prepared. Whether taking on a marathon for the first time or trekking across a country, don’t underestimate the dedication it takes to see it through. Deciding…

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Little Miss Fancy Pants – Rome to Home Every evening for the past 21 days, without fail, I have put on my Fancy Clothes. I have not washed them during this 21 days. They are, might I add, Very Fancy. They consist of purple compression pants, a sports bra…

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The choices we make define us. We choose what job to take. We choose what food to eat. We choose how to spend our spare time. We choose where we live and we choose who to spend our time with. We choose whether to watch others go on an…

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A couple of weeks ago we got the chance to catch up with The Wild Swimming Brothers, Jack, Calum & Robbie to chat about their most recent challenge, ‘Into the Maelstrom’. The ‘Into the Maelstrom’ challenge is a world first attempt to swim across the two biggest and most powerful whirlpools…

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Recently we got the chance to chat to Stuart Repon-Ness who currently set off to run the entire west coast of America at the start of August. The challenge was called the Route 101 Challenge and would take him from Seattle, Washington all the way down to San Diego, California in 45 days or…

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Natalie Thomas spent the whole of July undertaking the EuroChallenge, a feat of riding a Me Mover (stand up step bike with no motor or gears, www.me-mover.com ) 2170km from Copenhagen to Lausanne via Hamburg, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris. Natalie, who plans to be a dietitian, has run triathlons before but wanted…

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On the 1st of September Shane Prendergast will attempt to cycle 3200 miles across America over a period of 28 consecutive days to raise money for children with deafness or cancer in a challenge called ‘Ride For The Child’. The ride itself will be made all the more difficult…

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Swimmer Beth French is going to take on arguably the toughest swimming challenge on the planet, the Ocean 7. The Ocean 7 forces swimmers to cross seven sea channels, which have been selected by the World Open Water Swimming Association to push any endurance swimmer to their absolute limits. Tackling the Oceans…

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