Interview: pro freeride snowboarder Angelica Sykes

Get seriously inspired by Angelica Sykes, a British pro snowboarder who is tearing up the mountains are a freerider. I first met the lovely Angelica when we were both seasonnaires in Cervinia, in Italy. She was already getting into boarding…

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Standup paddleboarding on the Thames

I’ve found the dream way to get about in busy London – paddling along the Thames. Last week I spent a fantastic day with my mates at Tenderstem® and a gang of active girls trying out standup paddleboarding on the…

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Learning to sail in the British Virgin Islands

In May I took to the turquoise waves of the Caribbean with the lovely lot from Girls For Sail for a week of dolphin spotting, plentiful rum and pirate lore. Here’s the story of our voyage around the magical British…

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Happy International Day of Yoga

Yoga is just posh stretching, right? I definitely thought thus before signing up to a class to try to solve my climbing-induced backache. Two years later and I’m totally hooked, to the point that I get nervous if I can’t…

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Competition: Win one of two £50 vouchers from EKO

Reader, meet Earth Kind Originals. Founded by outdoors-minded designer Helen on the Cornish coast, EKO‘s gorgeous collection of organic cotton pieces are perfect for everything from summer lounging to yoga and pilates, and I’ve got two £50 vouchers to give…

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Coastal rowing in Aberdovey

Sticking my oar in with a row on the glorious Welsh coast. My arms hurt a lot but I think I’m addicted.

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Snowboarding with Aimee Fuller at the UE Megaboom launch

Learning to snowboard with Aimee Fuller at the Ultimate Ears megaboom launch. That’s right, sometimes I party with the cool kids.

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Climbing at The Castle, Stoke Newington

An huge, eco-friendly climbing CASTLE in London, complete with coffee, community garden and dogs. Yes please.

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The important message of the #thisgirlcan campaign

Why I love Sport England‘s new #thisgirlcan campaign, which comes with an empowering message for women who feel scared to try out new sports or venture into the outdoors. The important message of the #thisgirlcan campaign Anyone who’s ever been…

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Best female ski brands on a budget

Keen to get kitted out for the slopes? Here’s my best female ski brands on a budget roundup, including kit that’s both snow and pocket-friendly. Now, if only the Alps had some decent powder… Best female ski brands on a…

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Running the Endurancelife coastal trail series

On Saturday I ran my third Endurancelife coastal trail run, along the wonderful Dorset coast. Combining tough running with some of the UK’s most beautiful locations – these events are the trail runner’s mecca. Plus you get free jelly babies.

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Interview: Freediving champion Rebecca Coales

Meet diver, yoga instructor and part mermaid Rebecca Coales, a freediving record holder who can swim 587ft under water on a single breath.

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7 great British surfing beaches

Frosty green waves, ominous grey skies and wearing a jumper underneath your wetsuit – it’s British surfing season again. Here are seven of the best beaches to hit now that the crowds have gone and the waves are picking up.…

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The best water sports to try in Spain

Blessed by beautiful coastlines, miles of shiny beaches and just the right kind of wind, Spain is heaven for lovers of the life aquatic. Here are my four favourite water sports to try on its sunny shores.

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Competition: WIN a copy of Wild Running

Get off the tarmac and into some of the UK’s most glorious wild places with new trail book Wild Running. I’ve got five copies to give away, to get you inspired to lace up your trainers and go exploring.

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Places to stay: Peniche Surf Lodge review, Portugal

The awesome Karina Kold is still living the dream – here she hits the waves in Portugal and shares a day in the life at Peniche Surf Lodge with her Peniche surf lodge review.

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