A Lesson In Failure: My Time With The Royal Marines

The infamous ‘Bottom Field’ assault course had triumphed. Its obstacles stood peaceful having claimed four new victims. Each muscle in my leg gave out a sigh, in both relief and upset. My determined thrashing had stopped. But I was gutted…   I gazed over the Exeter Estuary as the morning sun bathed the view ahead. I … Continue reading A Lesson In Failure: My Time With The Royal Marines

3 Interesting Insights Into The Tarahumara Running Culture

How about a game of football? Over the distance of 100 miles...  I am intrigued by the Tarahumara lifestyle. Numerous studies have honed in on their hardened culture and endless endurance. Most famous of those - Christopher McDougall’s Born To Run. And Reading it prompted me to run further down the trail of interesting information. … Continue reading 3 Interesting Insights Into The Tarahumara Running Culture

Born To Run? Understanding 3 Truths Of Christopher McDougalls’ Best Seller

“Running is the problem”.  For an injured runner, hearing this is like Scar sinking his claws into Mufasa as he clings on for dear life. A real helping hand would be nice. But no... Christopher McDougall had the same situation when a Sports Medicine Doctor told him the cheerful news. The only apparent answer to … Continue reading Born To Run? Understanding 3 Truths Of Christopher McDougalls’ Best Seller

CBT For Runners: Reduce Anxiety And Pre Race Stress

What fun; the persistent hammering of a devilish monkey trapped in your head. It is like a ship in a small bottle, you wonder how on earth it got in there!?  A slap from your own hand won’t ease its fun; uncontrolled thoughts are like free bananas encouraging it’s rampage! You are standing there wondering, … Continue reading CBT For Runners: Reduce Anxiety And Pre Race Stress