The Sheffield Round Walk is a picturesque 14 mile walk situated in the South West of the City. In 2014, by coincidence, a couple of different event organisers developed the idea to use the route for a running race. One was Trail Rush by Ourea Events (of Dragon’s Back fame), the other was Round Sheffield Run (RSR), from the more locally based Kandoo Events, headed by a Mr. Doug Banks. There was one main difference between the two. ‘Trail Rush’ had runners competing over the 14 mile route in its entirety, non-stop. RSR offered a format ‘borrowed’ from cycling … Continue reading
’s not every day you hear that is it? Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy being outside in the sun – but with the recent heat wave, I just am not cut out to run in hot conditions. Running last weekend (18th June) in the World Mountain Running Trials only proved this. Ascending Sedbergh, the heat just left me panting, struggling to maintain a half decent pace. Finishing last U19 male it wasn’t my best run, however, I hadn’t prepared for the heat. So, what can be done to help us run in hot conditions? Working up a … Continue reading
‘The Basics’ – a new regular look at the simple elements which make running gear useful to the runner. Explanations for those who don’t yet know, along with some facts to cut through the marketing nonsense out there, of which there is plenty! First up – Midsoles. Potentially – the most influential part of your running experience. Often overlooked, under valued or misunderstood altogether. Here are the facts. Feet can’t tell midsole from floor. The body’s ability to maintain good running form will be influenced by the characteristics of a midsole. The midsole dictates the life of your shoe. … Continue reading
Placebos (plural noun) a medicine or procedure prescribed for the psychological benefit to the patient rather than for any physiological effect. Compressions (plural noun) the action of compressing or being compressed. the reduction in volume (causing an increase in pressure) of the fuel mixture in an internal-combustion engine before ignition. Depending on your point of view, you’ll either swear by the use of compression clothing, or you’ll scoff at the very notion. The facts, backed by various lengthy studies and experiments are: Compression clothing is proven to; 1. Enhance blood flow, increasing the rate at which muscles … Continue reading
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