Tag: running

Athlete insight: Kate Richardson-Walsh

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FitPro caught up with the England Women’s Hockey captain after the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay in London. Kate Richardson-Walsh talks of beginnings, successes, and has plenty to say about fitness influencer, Joe Wicks.   FitPro: What do you love about the Bloomberg square Mile Relay London? KR-W: I think it’s great to get people out of the [...]

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon turns 10

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FitPro’s Features Editor, Olivia Hubbard will be running in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on 8 October, so we wanted to shine a light on the race that celebrates its 10th birthday this year. We’ve also offered some other event suggestions to help keep your summer training on track. Olivia will be fundraising for [...]

FitPro reviews TrailFit

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At FitPro, we love trying out new classes. Olivia Hubbard headed to Hampstead Heath to try out TrailFit – a new women-only outdoor fitness offering, coming to London and Bristol this spring. We were invited to join fitness blogger, fitness instructor and free-surfer, Sophie Everard, who devised the session.  Unlike other ‘influencers’ out there on [...]

Free fitness with a difference

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Image credit: Richard Murgatroyd Photography We couldn’t ignore the flurry of free fitness initiatives that are helping to get more people active across the country. Olivia Hubbard experienced two London offerings that each place community spirit at the heart of what they do. It’s common knowledge that Londoners are a unique species. We mooch about with [...]

Running Man

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Meet the man who lives life on the edge. Olivia Hubbard speaks to Charlie Engle and feels in awe of his running hunger, human endurance and courageous attitude to life’s challenges. Now I’m no running fanatic – far from it – but I do appreciate the fast-moving pace at which my body demands to be flung. The initial burst [...]

I am an Ironman!

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For personal trainer, triathlon coach and mother of two Harriet Chettleburgh, anything is possible. Here, she reveals to FitPro the reality of competing in the Ironman, Austria. Trust your body “The final moments before the mass start of an Ironman open water swim are ‘intense’ to say the least,” recalls Harriet Chettleburgh. Standing on the beach at [...]

The common approach – Clapham Common Run Club

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The element of fun and a good experience is vital for the success of a running club finds FitPro reporter Olivia Hubbard after a session at the Clapham Common Run Club. Casual in aqua Created and plucked from imagination in 2011, Run Club began in Putney before expanding to further locations: Clapham Common, Battersea Park and Wimbledon [...]