4 mins

European Obesity Day 2016 – ScotlandvsObesity


“Obesity is one of the most challenging public health concerns of the 21st century. It is an epidemic that is sweeping Europe and about which not enough is being done.” The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) have designated this Saturday, the 21st May, as European Obesity Day (EOD16). If you have read ...

2 mins

NeverStopGlasgow. A Free 10k trail run with North Face

Kelsey Clausen. Mike Foote. Seth Swanson. The North Face Spring 2016 Running. Montana. Photographer: Greg Mionske. The North Face Rights Expire: 09_01_17.

“I could never resist the call of the trail” Although I am currently more Sloth Steve than Buffalo Bill, it is true that the trail has been calling my name. Two of my favourite events last year were the Hoka Highland Fling and Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra Marathon Relays and my main event this year ...

3 mins

Can I Run? My question to Hampden Sports Clinic.

Hampden Sports Clinic

Can I Run? This is not some sort of philosophical soul searching or Eastern enlightenment from my Chi Running workshop. It is the question that I asked my physiotherapist, Jim Fallon, at the Hampden Sports Clinic last night. Please allow me to rewind. Back in 1978, aged 5 years old, I fell over in pain. ...

5 mins

Chi Running and Yoga at Lululemon Glasgow


I have a confession. Two, actually, but I will explain the second later. I have missed running. Apathy and injury have taken their toll and it has been 6 months since I ran in my last Great Run event. I would like to say that the break has served me well, but I have struggled ...

5 mins

The Hub Pro. First Impressions and Interview with its Creator


The Hub Pro completely underpins the Faster training philosophy. It allows complete freedom for my clients to express themselves through movement, in an environment that easily lends it’s to task driven exercises to promote skill development with enough distraction to hit the right energy systems to smash their physical adaptation goals – Scott Devenney,  Faster ...

4 mins

The Race is On. A Step Count Challenge

Get Scotland Walking

I turned the corner and there, 500 metres ahead, were the leading pack. They were tightly grouped and moving at a reasonable pace. Catching and overtaking them would not be easy. It was Week 2 of the Step Count Challenge and my knee was still troubling me. I had originally decided to take this 5K easy, ...

4 mins

My View on Activity Equivalents proposals from RSPH


Gove’s Intentions In 2014, Michael Gove, the then Minister of Education , suggested that schools should use traditional punishments to discipline malcontent and miss behaving school pupils (1). One of the suggested punishments for classroom indiscipline was running laps of the playground. Not only could this be viewed as a form of corporal punishment, outlawed ...

3 mins

OM Yoga Show Glasgow – A non yogi’s review

I am overweight, inflexible and I have reached that age, when every movement is accompanied by noises. Either a guttural old man groan or a more concerning pop in my knee or a click in my hip. Recently these have been accompanied by a stab of pain and it has led me to being less ...

1 min

CamGlen Radio : New weekly Adventure Show


While every other blogger is turning their attention to vlogging, Periscoping and Snapchat, I am going old school and using the tried and trusted medium of radio to share my try-athleting ways. From tomorrow and then on each and every Tuesday, I will be joining the amazing (not a word I use lightly ) Paula ...

4 mins

Using Activity Trackers to Get Scotland Walking

“To measure is to know” and “If you can’t measure it, you can not improve it” Wise words, indeed, from Lord Kelvin, the early 19th century mathematical physicist . As someone who changed his life by tracking data (read my debut BJSM Blog ) this is the sort of confirmation bias that I cling to ...

3 mins

Spinning at Pure Gym

Exactly what I need

While the boys are away, Teresa and I went on a Friday night date to Pure Gym where I got myself into a spin.

5 mins

Man V Fat Football- Red Card to The Sun

This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.   SportEngland’s #ThisGirlCan campaign ...

3 mins

Be The Change

Day 2, in my quest not to be mistaken for Santa Claus this year, was nothing to write home about and it was certainly nothing to write a blog post about. I exceeded the recommended daily number of steps (10,000).

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