Virtual Endure 24

Endure24 is a 24 hour solo or team relay race run over a 5 mile trail loops on private country estates. It is described as “Glastonbury for runners” and usually…

Virtual Comrades marathon

This was the third virtual “lockdown” challenge which had been devised by my running club, Lingfield RC, having previously completed a solo 5km effort and a pairs 10 mile relay…

Exercise and physical activity habits

There seems to have been a significant increase in the number of people exercising and being more physically active than perhaps they once were, before the Coronavirus pandemic swept across…

Death of the indoor fitness industry?

The new provision enabling increased outdoor activity follows scientific advice that the risk of infection outside is significantly lower than inside. It does not allow people to exercise in an…

The health benefits of physical activity

Regular participation in physical activity is associated with numerous physical and psychological benefits, which are outlined below. Condition Role of Physical Activity Overall mortality Higher levels of regular activity are…

Tips to reduce fear and stress during lockdown

Cortisol is the hormone released by the body in response to fear or stress as part of the “fight-or-flight” mechanism. Think of cortisol as the body’s built-in alarm system. It…