• nutrition
    Five ways to optimise your immune system
    29 Oct 2020 / Nassrin Chamanian
    As we head into cold and flu season, it's a good time to talk about immunity, what that means and how we can optimise our immune system. We asked Nicola Jane Hobbs, Reflex Nutrition Ambassador, to give us her insight on the subject. The bad news is that you can’t fully control whether you’ll catch a cold or the flu — or how...
  • run
    How to prepare for a virtual marathon
    16 Sep 2020
    With the Virgin Money London Marathon moving virtually this year along with many others, it’s important to think about how this affects race preparation and running. HIGH5 share their secrets for success. From creating your own rules and route to inviting family and friends along for support, running a virtual marathon has its advantages...
  • nutrition
    Jan Frodeno using a Maurten gel
    14 Sep 2020 / Damien Whinnery
    It's used by pro-riders, runners, and triathletes, and it's now at Wiggle. But what is Maurten and what makes it so effective as a source of nutrition?
  • Garmin Forerunner 745
    11 Sep 2020 / Damien Whinnery
    Now runners, cyclists, and swimmers can leave the phone at home following new updates to the awesome Garmin Forerunner 745.
  • Lake Annecy Ultra run - Main image by Inga Tomane under Wiki Commons licence.
    10 Jul 2020 / Damien Whinnery
    What does it take to be an ultra runner? As runners, we've experienced those boundaries - 5k, 10k, marathon distance - and we know how hard it is to break through those seemingly impervious walls. Ultra distances are, however, boundaries of another kind.
  • nutrition
    Never surrender with Science In Sport
    03 Jul 2020 / Nassrin Chamanian
    The never surrender mindset is only possible when you are fuelled by science. Whether racing for a road sign or exploring the great outdoors, giving up is not an option. Energy Carbohydrate is the main fuel source for high-intensity exercise and is stored in the muscles and liver as glycogen. When you exercise, this carbohydrate is broken down...
  • Cycle
    Eleven ways to beat the heat this summer
    24 Jun 2020 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Summer is finally here. For many of us, the lure of an ice-cold beer in the shade is much more appealing than sweating it out in the sun. However, we think it's possible to keep on running and cycling even in a heatwave. Here are some of Wiggle's top tips. Wear sunscreen This is number one on our list! Everybody should know by now that...
  • london marathon
    woman, runner, smiling
    07 May 2020 / Rob Atkins
    For most, the postponement of the London Marathon was a huge disappointment. The onset of Covid-19 forced everyone from elite athletes to fun-runners to scrap their spring plans following a winter of hard yards. Necessary. Yet disappointing. But for Katie Brown, while she is not celebrating a global pandemic, there may be a silver lining. A small...
  • run
    Challenge 2020 update - How Matt Hooper is stepping up to the challenges ahead
    19 Mar 2020 / Nassrin Chamanian
    We caught up with Challenge ambassador Matt Hooper to find out how he is staying motivated to carry on training despite the cancellation of some of his target events. This blog was written on 19 March 2020. At the time of writing, social distancing has been advised in the UK in an effort to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the...
  • run
    Six running books you need to read
    09 Mar 2020 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Looking for some marathon training inspiration? Or maybe you've been forced inside by injury, illness or the weather? We've compiled a list of our favourite books about running, as recommended by our community on Facebook. Guaranteed to keep you motivated and raring to get back out there. Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners...

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