RUN DISNEY 2019 – DISNEYLAND PARIS

A trip to Paris, for me, is always going to be exciting, but throw in a  trip to Disneyland as well and now it becomes magical. This was the 3rd time John and I have competed in the Run Disney  Weekend and each time seems to get more fun than the last. Run Disney Weekend […]

How you can best use Carbohydrate Loading to prepare for an endurance event.

Glycogen is one of the body’s main sources of energy and carbohydrates, which is stored in your muscles and liver. Over the years, the importance of ‘carbo-loading’ has increased and although it will not make you run faster, it will allow you to minimise your risk of ‘hitting the wall’.  When would you need to […]

Recovery Methods 

Recovery Methods  Recovery is a crucial element of your exercise routine that must be taken seriously. A well planned recovery programme allows your body to repair effectively and efficiently, replenish your energy stores and get you back to training as soon as possible. Take a read of our ReallyGood:Tips on how to maximise your recovery […]

Why water really is S​O ​important before training.

Water plays a highly important role within the body, whether you are exercising or not. However, the need of water within your body is elevated as soon as any additional activity and demand is placed on your body, such as exercise. Water has multiple roles within the body, more so than just quenching your thirst. […]

Meal Idea: Chicken, apricot & macadamia salad

Chicken, apricot & macadamia salad

INGREDIENTS (Serves 1) 80-100 g Roast or grilled sliced chicken breast 20-25 g Chopped dried apricots 20 g Smashed macadamia nuts 30 g Salad leaves Add pepper, seasoning and a dash of olive oil for flavour Simply toss all the ingredients together in a bowl to make this easy salad. It is a great light […]

How to master Red Bull Neptune Steps: Dan Jones Interview

Dan Jones Red Bull Neptune Steps Winner 2019

Swansea swimmer Dan Jones defended his Red Bull Neptune Steps title at Merryhill Locks in Glasgow last weekend. The event involves 420m of swimming in cold water and navigating seven locks totalling 10.5m of climbing, often with gushing water hitting your face. It’s become an iconic event, which takes place many weeks before most people […]

How to Deal with the Unexpected on Race Day

Despite all your best efforts, very few races go 100% to plan. Training may be interrupted by work and family life, illness may take you out for a few days, but a good training plan should be flexible and it’s important that you plan around existing factors in your life. Being flexible and adaptable with […]

RG Active Tri Camp Majorca 2018

A good training camp is just like a good dinner party, with the right mix of people it is bound to be a success and last weeks triathlon camp in Majorca definitely fit the bill. The week started out with 2 days of rain and cold weather so not ideal when you need to be […]

Swimrun Racing – What’s it all about?

Swimrun racing was born in 2002 out of a drunken bet between friends, in which two teams of two raced each other over 75 km of swimming and running across the islands east of Stockholm. The last team to finish paid for the hotel, dinner and drinks. Since then the sport has evolved into the […]