I chose to run the Grand Union Canal Half marathon as my third race this year, to help me get another step closer to achieving my ultimate goal of running 12 half marathons in 12 months. I was really upset last November when I could not run this race due to a knee injury (patellofemoral syndrome, if you are itching to know), therefore I got very excited when Purple Patch Running put on a special spring date to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of this race. I was certainly among the first runners out of about 300 to sign up. Another…

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This workout is a great way to challenge yourself – the goal is to get better and beat your previous time in each new round you do, so you are competing against yourself and the clock. The purpose of this workout is to push yourself both mentally and physically and maximising every single minute of your workout – this is handy if you are short of time but want to get the most out of the time you have. A fantastic fat-torcher. Rules of play Remember to warm up before you start this workout – I have included an kettlebell specific…

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Even though I consider myself as being very fit and healthy, unfortunately, I have to admit that outside my regularly scheduled exercise sessions I sit just as much as a couch potato. I actually calculated that out of my 15 hours of being awake on an average weekday, I spend at least 11 hours sitting: this includes my commute to work by car (2 hours in total), working at my desk (7 hours), eating my meals at the desk (1 hour in total); relaxing on the sofa in front of Netflix/writing my blog/catching up on social media (3 hours in…

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This is one of the most frequently asked questions runners ask. To be honest, this is not surprising – the statistics speak for themselves:- According to Newton Running, between 50-70% of all runners will at some point in their running careers sustain a running related injury. In Chris McDougall’s popular book ‘Born to Run’, we learn that 80% of new runners get injured in their first year of running. Research conducted by wellbeing and health provider Benenden suggests that football is the sport most likely causing injuries, closely followed by running, rugby, cycling and swimming. I don’t know about you, but…

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What do world championships and high pressure work situations have in common? A lot! From the age of 13 to my early 20’s, I represented Australia internationally on the world stage as a competitive Ballroom and Latin American dancer. Now although my fake tan, diamantes and dancing days are long gone, the success principles I learned from the world of elite sport can also create amazing results in the highly competitive world of business. In this guest article, I share 3 powerful success strategies that can fast track your results and raise your game immediately:- Laser focus It’s so easy in…

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