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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?  


Monday Morning Motivation: The why

The Why by Billy Yang at Leadville 100

Are you struggling to get up and out of the door to run? Ask yourself why you’re doing it (or not). This week’s Monday Morning Motivation comes from Billy Yang who posed the question: Why do we run 100 miles? It’s a question I get from friends and acquaintances quite often. And Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: The Podium

Maurice Manificat

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation features French skier Maurice Manificat. In this video from Salomon TV, he shares how he eats, sleeps, and trains in order to win races. English transcript: People often ask me what I am thinking on the podium, but I never know what to answer. It’s hard to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: The pale mountains road

Bike on a road in Innsbruck, Austria

Mountains were the cornerstone of Stephano’s life. Growing up in a family of skiers, he started competing at a young age. When an injury took skiing away from him he found solace in his offseason training activity, cycling. What he realised was a new way to experience the mountains that he Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: The Distance

Jim Walmsley

The Distance is a short film from TRUE MVMNT about ultrarunner Jim Walmsley. He’s quickly risen through the ranks of trail running, blowing past old records on his way. Walmsley knows the importance of listening to your mind and body during training. From the food he eats to the trails he runs, Read more…