Coaches Tips

GELS – the good the bad and the ugly

GELS – the good the bad and the ugly

Gels what are they good for? A detailed viewpoint by Coach Jonathan Worswick Be careful using gels. I know this sounds a bit drastic considering their popularity but consuming a gel without understanding the consequences can ruin your race. Don't...

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Good Luck

Good Luck When I hear the words “Hey, good luck for your race tomorrow” I often wonder whether the sentiment will make that person run any better, or whether the statement will turn an untrained athlete into this super human who will come from...

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It’s Race Time!

It’s Race Time!

It's Race Time STOP! It’s race week and the paranoia is setting in, the nerves lead to thoughts that something just has to go wrong to prevent you having the best race you can. Shut down those thoughts and dwell on the positives you can take out...

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The key to a successful taper

The Perfect Taper You’ve trained hard. You’ve met your schedule, got your race plan(s) in place and the event is fast approaching. You should be confident but somehow you are restless, nervous, even doubtful. The “dreaded” taper has started. It...

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Running the Seven Seas

Running the Seven Seas

Running the Seven Seas Here are the seven Cs that will make your running an incredible and worthwhile journey. C.Consistency There’s no quick fixes and the most rewarding things in life take time to build. In years to come you’ll find yourself in...

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The Keys of a Successful Taper

T.Trust Trust in your Training. The hard work is done, the early mornings, the late nights and all the hard work is in the bank.   A.Adjust Adjust your calorific intake. Make wise food choices to match your training load. Eating a meal...

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The Perfect Race Photo

Imagine that you’re running in the race of your choice - the 5K, 10K, half or full marathon. You’re out on course, hoping you can hang on to your target pace for a few more kilometres. You see a photographer, 50 metres ahead. You instantly change...

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