Nothing quite like training outside when it’s thundering!

Rainstorm – www.zoriah.net   This is just a quickie to say a huge well done to Jack.  I was training him over the weekend, we were half way through when the heavens opened and a thunderstorm struck…but he didn’t complain once, he kept working hard and we had an outstanding session! Even though we both … Read more Nothing quite like training outside when it’s thundering!

62 mile non-stop hike over the Yorkshire moors – The Oxfam Trailtrekker!

Oxfam Trailtrekker

Oxfam Trailtrekker

We all have to try something different and challenging, or life gets very dull!  So on the weekend of 26-27 May this year, the Craven Council Centrefolds (that’s me, Bruce, Graham and David) are doing the Oxfam Trailtrekker (click here for details)!  This is a 62 mile hike over the Yorkshire moors…taking about 27 hours of non-stop hiking! And we need you to click here (http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/CravenCouncilCentrefolds) and help us raise £1,400!

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Video: 100 year old sprinter and marathon runner…what is stopping you today?

Click here for a news link i just came accross.  It tells of Fauja Singh, a 100 year old gentleman who took up competitive running at the age of 89! He sprints 100 metre races and is also aiming for the Toronto Waterfront Marathon today! This 100 year old guy can do it…how old are … Read more Video: 100 year old sprinter and marathon runner…what is stopping you today?

One man, one machine, one million metres!

Indoor rowing

Indoor rowing

Half a marathon is 21.1 km, or 21,097 metres long.  That is a long way.  It takes my friend Mark about 1 hour 20 minutes to row it on the indoor rowers here at work.  The British record for his division is 1 hour 13 minutes.  So Mark is going at a very good pace, and he is working his body hard! Almost everyone I tell is very impressed by this…then I tell them that he is going to do 50 of these half marathons over the course of 60 days…then everyone is impressed! Other ways of saying 50 half marathons include:

Wheelchair Back Flip

Over the last year or so, I have worked with a few people who are, for various reasons, been confined to a wheelchair.  Each person has their own specific training needs, but a common factor between them (and a lot of the general population also) is a need to strengthen their “core” body muscles (the girdle of muscles that stabilise and support the spine and body).

For any human being, sitting for prolonged periods of time can weaken these muscles.  And with weaker stabilisers:

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