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Monday Morning Motivation: Jeannie Rice

Mature Korean woman standing next to a rack of medals.

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is courtesy of Jeannie Rice, a veteran runner who is showing no signs of slowing down. Rice, a 70-year-old from Ohio, set an age-group world record at Chicago Marathon in October 2018.   Her finish time was 3:27:50, beating the previous age-group record by over 7 1/2 Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Fit Got Real

Fit Got Real Advert showing women with skateboards.

It’s a couple of years since Sport England launched their This Girl Can campaign launched. There’s now a new chapter: Fit Got Real. Whether you’re cycling to work, literally running the school run, or getting muddy with your pooch in the park, we’re celebrating all the amazing ways you fit Read more…


Friday Five: 5 podcasts that I listen to

5 podcasts that I listen to

Some people like listening to music whilst they’re running, but I tend to run with friends, so it would be antisocial to have headphones on. However, on Fridays, I have the day off, so I listen to podcasts whilst I catch up on housework and prepare food. These 5 podcasts Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Ernie Andrus

Ernie Endrus running whilst holding a flag.

Ragnar Legends may not be the fastest and might not even run the furthest, but they have grit. And they inspire us to break down our own walls. Ernie Andrus is a 93-year-old, World War II Veteran who has run across the country. He has run 6 Ragnar Relays. This Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Overland Triathlon

Still image from Overland Triathlon film showing a group of people in trisuits or swimming trunks getting ready to race.

This past summer, four professional triathletes and one amateur national champion set out to show that triathlon can be whatever you want it to be. Gravel, check. Non-standard format, check. Hardcore workout, definite check. Eric Lagerstrom: Professional triathlete and the guy who decided to make this film. Trevor Wurtele: Professional Read more…


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…