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A Quiet Genius

The bronze statue erected without huge fanfare at Liverpool’s Anfield stadium a few weeks back does not immediately project its subject as one of football’s greatest managers. He, Bob Paisley, is depicted in his old Gola tracksuit, carrying one of … Continue reading

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Searching for the Superhuman Sports Star

In 1960s West Coast America there was a group of New Age thinkers who thought they could create a superhuman sports star through a heady brew of meditation, yoga and nude-hot tub bathing. They were part of a movement which … Continue reading

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How to prepare for a marathon

401 is Ben Smith’s story of running 401 marathons in 401 days. During his 10,506.2-mile odyssey criss-crossing the UK, Ben ran in 309 different locations, accompanied by more than 13,500 people. He visited 101 schools, burned an estimated 2.4 million … Continue reading

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The Magic of Cheltenham

“It would be difficult to exaggerate the spine tingling excitement and anticipation I feel every year on the eve of the Cheltenham Festival. The four day extravaganza in the Cotswolds is the best race meeting of the year AND the … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Racing

When it comes to the day of the big event, there is nothing more you can do to improve your physical ability. Your level of fitness and physical potential is what it is. Your equipment and build-up to the event is in place. … Continue reading

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Tapping into your mind-body connection

Mindfulness calls you to notice thoughts and emotions and let them float through your mind like passing clouds in the sky, rather than getting hung up on wrestling them into submission or attempting to deny them altogether. We can’t change … Continue reading

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Yoga for Easing Anxiety

The New Year is a great time go after goals and launch into new and exciting projects but all these new challenges can leave us feeling anxious and a little overwhelmed. Yoga is a beautiful way to ease anxiety by … Continue reading

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How to Fuel Your Fitness in 2018

If you’ve resolved to get fitter in 2018 and embarked on a running programme, now is the time to take an honest look at your diet. Are you fuelling your body with the right foods? Do you eat plenty of … Continue reading

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Arthritis: Where Do I Start?

Arthritis can be either be due to age or previous injury and called osteoarthritis (OA) or inflammatory in nature and called rheumatoid arthritis (RA).  They are very different conditions, but practical and simple tips can help manage both. OA: is a condition … Continue reading

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Beat the Heat

Britain is recovering from a heatwave and that’s great if you’ve been paddling in the sea but not so hot if you’re heading out for a four-hour cycle over rolling terrain. We all know this will be a brief break … Continue reading

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