First steps – trail running for beginners

Human beings were never designed to run on tarmac. Perhaps, then, it’s natural that many runners swap pavements for wild places by taking up trail…

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Get on your bike – how cycling makes you happier

How cycling makes you happier “Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling”, wrote James E. Starrs, and I would agree. I’m not sure it’s possible to be…

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Beginner’s guide to yoga for sport and travel

Beginner’s guide to yoga for sport and travel Namaste, ladies! Whether or not you want to go deep into the mental benefits of yoga, its…

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Climbing For Beginners: Why you should hit the wall

Guest blogger Charlotte Clark on the delights of rock climbing for beginners, and why this is the perfect confidence-building sport for women of all abilities.…

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How it feels to try ice swimming, Scandinavian style

Scandinavians have known it for centuries – plunging into ice-cold water is good for you. Here’s how it feels to take a dip in the…

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Trying ski touring in Crans Montana, Switzerland

Crans Montana have made their corner of the Swiss Alps into the perfect adventure playground for beginner ski tourers. I strapped on skins and tried…

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How to work out anywhere with The Sports Edit

Roaming the world doesn’t mean you can’t stay fit and healthy – work out in style wherever you travel around the world with my handy…

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The best women’s ski and snowboard gear for winter 2018/2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… the snow season. Winter is coming – and if you’re planning on heading to cold climes for…

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Decathlon’s Sport for Every Body campaign

Every now and then a campaign comes along with a message that I love. Decathlon‘s new Sport for Every Body initiative champions getting active without…

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Why I’m in love with surfing

It was the coldest day of winter and I had decided that meant the perfect time to go for my first solo surf. I psyched…

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Winter cycling: essential tips and kit

A touch of frost in the air is no reason not to get on your bike. Just get prepared properly to make sure you stay…

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The best women’s snowsports gear of 2017/2018

Ready to hit the pistes? I’ve been testing out the best snow jackets, salopettes and base layers for The Independent. My top picks will keep…

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Sponsored post: The best ski resorts in France for beginners

Itching to learn to ski this winter? The Alps is the perfect place to give riding the white stuff a try, and SnowTrex‘s guide to…

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7 best trail running events in Britain, picked for Red Bull

Grab your trainers and explore some of the best scenery the UK has to offer with my pick of the seven best trail runs in…

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My pick of the best surf camps for beginners for The Independent

They say salt water can cure anything, and a week of catching waves, napping in hammocks and toasting the sunset at a remote surf camp…

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Sponsored post: let the Shock Absorber Ultimate Fly Bra #ShockYourSystem

I’ve been running up a storm in Shock Absorber’s seriously supportive new Ultimate Fly bra, £45 from Next. This brilliant bra is ready to take…

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