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Plyometric workout for runners as demonstrated by personal trainer Adam Taylor

Personal trainer Adam Taylor uses plyometrics to improve running performance. Plyometrics are exercises that aim to develop strength and speed by conditioning the neuromuscular and elastic characteristics of the muscle. Plyometrics, also know as “jump training’ or ‘plyos”, are exercises

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Totley Moor Fell Race – 17th May 2016

Totley Moor Fell Race – 17th May 2016 Well done to our ladies at the Totley Moor Fell Race this evening. Note to all! If you run this race remember the nasty sting in the tail towards the end of the

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Tigers Todger Fell Race

Tigers Todger Fell Race Wednesday 4th May 2016 Well done to our ladies who had a great evening of fell running in perfect conditions. Beth Marney – 98th – 47:36 Karis Hodgkinson – 146th – 51:47 Claire Britt – 152nd

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The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon Sheffield 2016

Sheffield Half Marathon 2016 The Plusnet Yorkshire Half (The Sheffield Half) is definitely one of the toughest in the country. However, with the sublime views from Ringinglow Road and Sheephill Road it must also be one of the prettiest, especially

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Suspension training for runners

Suspension training for runners This piece of equipment is great value for money and offers a fantastic workout. This suspension trainer cost £12.99 from Aldi. The numbers of exercises are endless and you can take it and use it almost

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Boost your core strength with these challenging planks

Core Strength I have to admit that planking can be boring as you stare at the floor for minutes on end. So I’ve put together for you five dynamic planks that will keep you moving, interested and really challenge your

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Sheffield Ten 10 Ten 2015

  Well done to everyone who ran today. Some fantastic performances and PB’s. Anna Howard – 48:27 – 160th (PB) Karis Hodgkinson – 51:04 – 227th Beth Marney – 53:09 – 319th Max Huxham – 56:11 – 435th (PB) Karen

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Chesterfield Marathon Relay 26.2m

Chesterfield Marathon Well done to all our runners at the Chesterfield Marathon Relay on Sunday 20th September. Here are the results Team 1 – 4:06:26 – 24th Kerry Willams, Kate Kelly, Fran Rayner & Karis Hodgkinson Team 2 – 3:47:51

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The Great North Run – Sunday 13th September 2015

The Great North Run – Sunday 13th September 2015   Well done to everyone who ran the GNR yesterday. It looked like perfect running conditions on tv and a superb effort to all those first timers at the half marathon

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Percy Pud 10km 2015 Race Entry Opens!

Percy Pud 10km road race Sunday 6th December 2015 Entry for this years Percy Pud will be opening slightly later this year; 7pm on Monday 5th October. How To Enter Full results now available: Percy Pud 2014 Full Results

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Marathon Race Day Essentials

Marathon Race Day Essentials For me preparation is key to performing well on the day and leaving nothing to chance. Here’s my race day checklist that I use. Make a list – check it and check it again. Know where

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Marathon Race Day Do’s & Don’ts

Marathon Race Day Do’s & Don’ts There are plenty of things before and on race day that you should want to do and not want to do. Below is my list of what I use. It’s not the most definitive

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Trust the taper!

Trust the taper! Marathon tapering involves a decrease of exercise duration and exercise intensity before a major race. Depending upon the athlete tapering can start anywhere between one week to three weeks prior to the race. The aim of tapering

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Sheffield Half Marathon 12th April 2015

Sheffield Half Marathon So we’ve been training for this race for the past 3 months now and what a superb day we all had. The temperature had dropped and conditions were almost perfect apart from the slight wind. I’m so

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My Five Half Marathon Preparation Tips

My Five Half Marathon Preparation tips! Endurance Make sure you get enough long runs under your belt so that you’re comfortable running the required distance. This will build up your aerobic endurance enabling you to run for sustained periods of

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The High Peak Marathon 2015

The High Peak Marathon 2015 If you’ve ever thought about running a race of marathon distance or further then this brief account from one of my clients will give you an insight into what thoughts go through their minds whilst running

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Lincoln 10k 2015

Lincoln 10k 2015 Congratulations to Ellen Badger and Amy Mitchell who both ran personal bests today. Excellent job, well done. Ellen Badger – 1:03:25 (NEW PB)!!! Amy Mitchell – 1:06:38 (NEW PB)!!! Full results here >>>>>

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Baked Egg in Avocado Cups

Baked Egg in Avocado Cups Baked Egg in Avocado Cups Here’s a healthy nutritious breakfast idea for you and quite possibly one of my all time favorites, as it keeps me feeling full for ages. Ingredients: 1 large ripe Avocado

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Success at the Dronfield 10k (Sunday 8th March 2015)

Dronfield 10k Race Congratulations to everyone who ran yesterday. Where was the warm weather that we had been promised by the weather man? This didn’t stop us from running our legs off and producing some amazing results and personal bests

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Pre & Post Race Nutrition Winning Formula

Before you race 2-4 hrs before – Eat carbs for slow release energy, plus a moderate amount of protein with 500ml of water For example – cinnamon with jumbo oats with chia seeds or small handful of nuts or flaxseeds

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Sheffield Ten 10 Ten success!

Success at Sheffield Ten 10 Ten We had an excellent turn out at our local race in Endcliffe Park yesterday. A number of us ran the Sheffield Ten 10 Ten race. It was fantastic to meet up with eveyone and

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Long Tour of Bradwell blog

Long Tour of Bradwell 50km, 2094m   Rewind back three years ago and we were living in Glasgow, I was running for a local club called Garscube Harriers and enjoying running for them in short cross country, hill and road

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Jane Tomlinson York 10km race report!

Jane Tomlinson York 10km race York 10K is one of the most beautiful city runs in the UK taking in some of this medieval city’s most stunning scenery including ancient Goodramgate, the majestic York Minster and Clifford’s Tower where Henry

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Adidas 24-hour Thunder Run

What is TR24? Adidas Thunder Run is a 24 hour off-road relay race against the clock. Whether you run solo, pairs or teams of 5 or 8 it’ll test your tactics, endurance, speed and team work. It’s an exhilarating, rewarding

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5km time trial results from Monday 28th July!

Thank you to everyone who ran last Monday at our 5km time trial. Great running by all. Please see the results below. Quite a few new personal bests too, great stuff:-) Weston park 5km time trial @ Weston Park –

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Motivational quote

Whilst on holiday I saw this great motvational quote and thought I’d share it with you. Simple isn’t it! Stop wanting things to happen or wishing they would happen just go ahead and make it happen yourself! Grab the bull

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Passing clouds fell race & Grindleford fell race article

Fell racing I was over near Leek at the Roaches the other weekend racing. The Passing Clouds fell race with 9.82 miles and 1,833ft of ascent to complete. I finished in 4th place with a time of 1hr 13 mins

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The Welsh 3000s

The Welsh 3000s Congratulations Chris Day and Will Day for completing the Welsh 3000s. In order to complete the Welsh 3000s Challenge you are required to have been at the top of all 15 of the mountains over 3000 ft

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Totley Moor & Blacka Moor Sunday fell run

Fell running Thank you to everyone who came along for the Totley Moor and Blacka Moor fell run yesterday. The weather was glorious. Here are some pictures from our run. We all ran 4.3 miles with 782ft ascent. Great fun

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Why should we have an easy day/week or planned rest day?

To exercise or to rest? The General Adaptation Syndrome –GAS. You stress the body, you give it time to recover, then an adaptation occurs. Hans Selye is the brilliant man who discovered this phenomenon, and he termed the body’s adaptation

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Padley Gorge / Grindleford cafe run

Trail / fell fun Here we are at the top of Padley Gorge enjoying a quick water break and enjoying the view. Thank you (from left to right order in photo) Elisabeth, Juliane, Kate, Lilias, Anne, Sue, Saskia, Tanya, Max, Liz,

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Goal setting 5 simple steps SMART

Goal setting 5 simple steps SMART The acronym SMART is a great model to develop, assess and achieve your goals. S – specific M – measurable A – achievable R – realistic T – timescales Specific: Be very clear what

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Leeds Half Marathon

Leeds Half Marathon 2014 Looking happy with finishers medal and goody bag. Well done Baz for completing the Leeds half marathon in a time of 2:06:27. Full results here!

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We did it! (Intro to fell running)

Fell running Here we are on top of Carl Wark triumphant. Thank you (from left to right order in photo) Chris, Tim, Liz, Helen, Lucy, Jonathan, Sarah, Kath, Jenny, Sue, Anne and Kate for making our first fell running session

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5 things I wish I knew when I started running!

I returned to running again in my mid twenties, this time taking it far more seriously than in my younger years. I’ve now been running consistently for seven years and learnt a hell of a lot about running and myself

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London Marathon race report

London Marathon Congratulations to all of you who took part in the London Marathon yesterday, well done. It was almost perfect conditions yesterday albeit a little warm, with many runners suffering in the heat. 36,000 runners took part, many running

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Coniston 14m race

Coniston 14 mile race report Saturday 29th March Congratulations to Chris Day and his brother Will Day for completing the Annual Consiton 14 race in the Lake District. The Coniston 14 is probably the most beautiful road race in Britain.

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5 tips for first time marathon runners

5 tips for first time marathon runners 1. Taper your training Taper your training three weeks prior to the race. With all those hours and miles of training under your belt, you will need to slowly tone down your weekly

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10% discount off! Sheffield Up & Running Shop

Up and Running  Don’t forget if you’re after some new running kit please mention my name to Phil and his team at Sheffield Up & Running shop you’ll recieve a 10% discount on anything in store:-) 37-39 Church St
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Edale Skyline race report

Skyline report Congratulations to Justin Rowntree after a magnificent race. Justin finshed the epic 21.5 mile route with 4,500ft ascent in 4hrs 37mins. The route summits some of the highest peaks surrounding Edale including: Ringing Roger, Win Hill, Lose Hill,

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I'm Adam Taylor - an expert in personal training, running coaching, weight loss and nutritional advice.

I'm based in Sheffield and am passionate about helping people reach their fitness goals - everything from weight loss and general fitness to marathon and fell running.

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