Back Workout Using Weights

Back Workout

Do you want to get rid of stubborn back fat and tone up? Well these 6 exercises will help and get your back looking and feeling fantastic. Dumbell Lat Pullover Single Arm Bent Over Row Bent Over Reverse Delt Raise Dumbell Deadlifts Bent Over Row Bent Over Reverse Fly You can download the pdf workout […]

20 Minute Indoor Cardio Workout

It’s been so rainy recently I though I’d put together a 20 minute indoor cardio workout that you can do at home in the dry. Do each exercise for 20 seconds, except the boxer stance, which is your recovery move to do in between each exercise for 10 seconds. Repeat the exercises 8 times for […]

I’m just injury prone. Fact or fiction?

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By James Cameron BASRaT and Jenny Manners MCSP MSc I’m just injury prone” – A single phrase that is transferable and echoed all the way from elite sport to Sunday afternoon bike rides. It is the assumption that certain, unlucky people have a natural pre-disposition to injure easily and should therefore be accepted as a […]

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 race! Anna Howard – 227th – 56:45 Karis Hodgkinson – 228th – 56:46 Suzie Lovell […]

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 – 52:58 Official Results

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 on a gloriously still sunny morning! It was great to see 18 Taylored Running Group members […]

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 Stafford – 58:48 – 548th (PB) Amy Cooke – 59:39 – 593rd Kimberly Wright – […]

The winter is coming! – How to top up your vitamin D levels

The mornings are staying darker for longer and the evenings are becoming shorter. Do you get 10-15 minutes of exposure to sunlight everyday? If not, you may have a deficiency of vitamin D. Vitamin D is produced in your skin when you are exposed to ultra violet (UV) frequencies found in natural sunlight. Unfortunately, many […]

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 – 13th Donna Ricketts, Anna Howard, Kerry Marston-Giroux & Adam Taylor Results 

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 distance. Suzie Lovell – 1:53:48 Donna Ricketts – 2:33:14 Philippa Thompson – 2:34:33 Karen Stafford […]

Percy Pud 10km 2015 Race Entry Opens!

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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

Marathon Race Day Essentials

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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 the race is and plan route (prior to race day, preferably). Set alarm with plenty […]

Marathon Race Day Do’s & Don’ts

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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 list but it should help you. Do’s Think positive / visualise finishing. Review the course […]

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 proud of everyone who ran yesterday. For some it was their first attempt at the […]

My Five Half Marathon Preparation Tips

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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 time. These runs will be the backbone of your training programme. These training sessions should […]

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 (pb’s) along the way. Team results below 364th – Jo Knight – 52:01 (New pb) […]

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 and berries 30 mins before – Eat a small carb-based snack to slowly raise blood […]

BUPA Great Yorkshire 10k Run Sheffield

BUPA Great Yorkshire 10k Run Sheffield Yesterday was a fantastic day for all of us. The atmosphere was electric and Sheffield did us proud by putting on a great event. Congratulations to all of you who ran and the families who supported us, it really does make a huge difference when someone is cheering you […]

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 VIII executed ‘traitors’. Congratulations to Jonathan Pagdin who finished with a time of 51.02 so nearly a 3 and […]

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 and tiring race with a great atmosphere. Congratulations to Sarah Clothier and her team Thunder […]

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 – Crookes Valley Park results Anne Marie-Smith – 25:56 (1st timer) Max Huxham – 26:15 (1st […]

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 by the horns and take the leap of faith. This quote can be applied to […]

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 and a new personal best for that course too :-). I was however in 2nd […]

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 in Wales within the space of 24 hours, without using any form of transport. The […]

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 and well done everyone. 

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, Jonathan, Tim, Chris and Clair for making a great morning out running with a sneaky […]

Goal setting 5 simple steps SMART

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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 you want to achieve. Long-term goals are the end result and are more often realised […]

Stanage Stumble 25 mile walk / Run

Stanage Stumble The three musketeers looking rather relaxed before the start. Tim, Will and Chris. Congratulations for completing this extreemly challenging event. ‘I went in my running gear but planned to walk it. My friend Tim who I was walking with fell in a bog so had to cut the walk short but I decided […]

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!

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 a special one. Well done to you all for completing 4.7 miles of fell running […]

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 through reading literature, asking lots of question to fellow runners and through personal experiences. I’ve […]

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 for charity. Wilson Kipsang of Kenya won the men’s elite race in a record course […]

Introducing our new resident physiotherapy expert

Resident physiotherapy expert I have the pleasure of introducing you to Jenny Manners MCSP principle physiotherapist and our new resident physiotherapy expert. Jenny is a chartered physiotherapist – qualified 14 years. Jenny also has a post grad certificate & diploma in Advancing Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She is one of only 30 UK qualified JEMS certified physiotherapists (only one […]

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. Each year it attracts some 1600 runners and has a reputation for being one of […]

5 tips for first time marathon runners

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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 milage in order for your body to fully recover and for you to be ready […]

10% discount off! Sheffield Up & Running Shop

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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, Mam Tor, Lord’s Seat, Brown Knoll and Grindslow Knoll before decending from Ringing Roder to […]

Dronfield 10k race report

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10k race report We did it:-) Here we are after completing the Dronfield 10k. I am very proud, well done Tom, Connagh, Chris, Lucy, Helen and Kath. Weather conditions were cool and fine with a breeze. The course ran through Dronfield Woodhouse and was a 3 lap affair consisting of running 1 small lap and […]