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A beginner's guide to gravel racing

Gravel riding newbie Dr Bryce Dyer explores the kit, training, hydration, fueling and the events that will help you transition to gravelin'...

7 MINUTE READ
Nutrition

Are female athletes’ carbohydrate needs different to men's?

Using the current scientific literature and evidence, Sports Scientist Abby Coleman answers the question: Should female athletes be fueling differently to their male counterparts?

10 MINUTE READ
Motivation

How to decide whether to DNS or push through and start your big race

Injury or illness can leave you unsure whether to toe the start line of your next race or have a line in. Sports Scientist Andy Blow explains how best to make a decision that's right for you.

8 MINUTE READ
Interview

Rowing the Atlantic solo: A physical and mental challenge

Sports Psychologist Dr Karen Weekes explains how she's preparing both her mind and body as she bids to become the first Irish woman to row the Atlantic Ocean solo.

6 MINUTE READ
Motivation

How to take a DNS or DNF in your stride

Sports Psychologist Evie Serventi explains why knowing when to DNF or DNS is about level-headed risk management, and is as much to do with your mind as it is your body...

6 MINUTE READ
Motivation

When does it make sense to DNF?

Pro athlete Dougal Allan recounts his own experiences when exploring the debate of whether you should call it a day or carry on when training sessions or races aren't going perfectly.

5 MINUTE READ
Motivation

Lessons from my first DNF (and the importance of fuel for the brain...)

Damian Hall reflects on his DNF at the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc and explores the psychology behind his decision to pull out of a race for the first time in his ultrarunning career.

8 MINUTE READ
Performance

How to prevent chafing and blisters during exercise

Sports Scientist Gemma Everson explains why prevention is better than cure when athletes are dealing with the dreaded chafe and blisters associated with endurance exercise.

11 MINUTE READ
Interview

From morning commuter to National 12-hour TT Champion (in 6 years!)

Kimberley Barfoot-Brace bought her first bike through the Cycle-To-Work scheme 6 years ago. She explains how she's risen from morning commuter to National 12-hour TT Champion...

5 MINUTE READ
Motivation

How to maintain motivation for training as you get older

Dr Bryce Dyer looks at what the scientific literature and his own hard-won experience tells us about maintaining motivation and longevity in sport as you get older.

7 MINUTE READ
Nutrition

How to carb load before your next race

You probably know you should top up on carbohydrate before events but do you know how to carb-load effectively? Sports Scientist Abby Coleman explains the science and practical considerations...

9 MINUTE READ
Hydration

Hydration and fueling recommendations for tennis players

Sports Scientist Abby Coleman explains how to stay properly hydrated and fueled during your next tennis match...

7 MINUTE READ
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