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Monday Morning Motivation: Dave Wottle

Runners on an athletics track. A man in a white cap is narrowly in the lead.

Today’s inspiration comes in the form of American middle-distance runner David Wottle. This video is from the men’s 800m final at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. It shows Wottle (wearing his signature cap) seemingly coming from the back of the field to win. Interestingly, although Wottle was known for his sprint Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Marcus Cook

Large man in a red cycling jersey riding a bike.

This week’s motivation comes courtesy of Marcus Cook, a man who lost half his bodyweight to take part in an iron-distance triathlon. Read more about Marcus Cook: From nearly 500lbs to an Ironman Marcus Cook: Use my finish as your start How Ironman finisher Marcus Cook lost over 250lbs 250lbs later: Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Rachael Arends

Rear view of a runner sprinting towards a finish line tape.

Today’s motivation comes courtesy of American runner Rachael Arends. Female victories in mixed gender events remain rare and are usually limited to extreme endurance events. In 2004 Nature predicted that women would beat men at 100m by 2156. However, the prediction was based on the fact that women’s race times were improving Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Weightloss transformations

Barefeet stading on digital bathroom scales.

It’s a short post from me today. Just look at this gallery showing 50 amazing weight loss transformations. All fifty of them credit running for their transformation. These Incredible Weight Loss Transformations Will Inspire You to Get Healthy


Monday Morning Motivation: Rhonrad Dok

Woman wearing a leotard doing the splits in the centre of a large metal wheel.

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation features a sport that you may not have heard of: Wheel Gymnastics. This (incorrectly labeled) video showcases a group of young Dutch athletes performing some incredible tricks. https://www.instagram.com/rhonrad.dok/?hl=en   Dok Rhönrad team on Instagram If this has inspired you to find out more about this Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Last place finishers

Two men jogging in Central Park, New York.

Look no further for motivation this week. This CNN story details the inspirational stories of people who were the last-placed finishers in races around the globe. It examines what motivated them to complete the events when others in their situations would never have started. The final finisher: The inspiring stories Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Tom Scheer

Man Standing next to a sign about the 40th anniversary of Ironman.

Tom Scheer is an American who once tipped the scales at 350lbs (over 25 stone/nearly 160kg). On January 1st 2006, he set himself the goal of completing all of the Ironman triathlons in North America and racing in Kona. Scheer completed his first Ironman in Wisconsin in 2007. He qualified Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Jasmin Paris

Jasmin Paris fell running.

I already had a Monday Morning Motivation post planned, but after Jasmin Paris’s amazing performance last week, I knew that I had to dedicate this week to her. On Wednesday, Jasmin Paris won the Montane Spine race, a gruelling ultra covering 268 miles across the Pennines. Whilst completing a race Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: 95-year-old swimmer, Willard Lamb

A fit and healthy-looking 95-year-old swimmer standing in a swimming pool.

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is a 95-year-old swimmer, Willard ‘Wink’ Lamb. Many people think that sports and fitness are for young people and that they are too old to start a new exercise regime. That’s just not true! There may be some sports that might not suit your current Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – John Allaire

John Allaire's weightloss journey in 3 images

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation will hopefully inspire any of you want to lose weight in 2019. John Allaire managed to lose over 300lbs John Allaire shared his story on his (now closed) GoFundMe page. What’s your top tip for anyone who’s hoping to change their life in 2019?