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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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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Yesterday team EtchRock got the opportunity to take part in Castle Triathlon’s Pop Up City Tri taking place in Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf. The concept was simple. Teams sign up to take part in a large-scale static triathlon competing for the best distance over a given time (3 min…

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Whatever your chosen sport, if you’re an endurance athlete, you should invest at least a small portion of your time into strength training. I’m a big believer in balance. Nutrition, training and lifestyle, we need to mix it up to keep the body guessing. But when it comes to…

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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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Luke Tyburski lived his dream as a professional soccer player before injury cut that dream cruelly short, a twist of fate that sent him spiralling into clinical depression. Luke then discovered his salvation and a road back to strength and sanity via the world of extreme endurance challenges. The…

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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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We recently caught up with the Wild Swimming Brothers to chat about their most recent challenge. In case you haven’t heard of the Hudson brothers you can find out about one of their recent challenges, ‘Swim The Eden’ here. Here’s what they had to about their ‘Into The Maelstrom’…

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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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