4 things Boxing taught me about myself

“I’ve little or no interest in combat sports. I want to love, not hurt people,” said a much younger and poorly informed me. Since then I’ve talked about, followed and even interviewed a few big-ish name fighters from George Groves to my mate Paddy Blight who tours MMA under-cards around Britain and Ireland The idea that boxing…

26.2 miles done… What next?

Pain:  Fitness:  Hobbling from the Belfast City Marathon finish line to a spot where I could lie down and hold back the tears brought on by the pain in my feet, I thought “never again.” I simply wasn’t prepared for the pain brought on by pounding the road for that many hours. Four days later…

Running around with the Royal Marines Commando

The Royal Marines have a little gem hidden in Woodbury Common they use to test their recruits. Lympstone in Devon holds the keys to some of the most picturesque, and brutally challenging terrain to get you ready for your next mud run. Woodbury Common is one of the country’s best outdoor gyms shared by local…

Meet Ross, who did a triathlon carrying a tree

Ross Edgley has made a name for himself doing silly things like running 1000 miles barefoot. Apparently that was a challenge that even had legendary adventurer Bear Grylls laughing. I met Ross on a media day at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, where he told me what he was planning; To do an Olympic triathlon…

Why I don’t use CrossFit gyms

In a recent post on Chin Strapped, I wrote about the need to instill a love for fitness training in young people. But a new study today into the financial stability of many Britons has exposed the flip side to the CrossFit argument. And a company that charges as much as £200 per month is pricing out those…