The Legend of the ‘Young-Shuffle’

This weeks inspirational story is about one of the most unknown influential ultramarathon runners from the 1980s – Cliff Young. I was doing the ‘Young-Shuffle’ long before I knew about its origin – and you probably were too! This is when you shuffle during a run to reduce energy expenditure and it’s a technique that’s…

Top 8 National Parks in the World!

National Parks conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the world. As well as making wilderness more accessible for the public, national parks also preserve habitats for a varied range of native plants and wildlife. Currently over 12 percent of the world’s land surface is protected by the borders of national parks…

Top 5 Europe Trails on My Bucket List

Without wanting to sound like a pretentious twit – there’s a Norwegian proverb which says ‘Only one who wanders, finds a new path’. To date, I’ve only hiked in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Wales) and while there are plenty of places left to explore I’d like my next adventure to be slightly further…

Inspirational Quotes About Nature

There are so many good quotes out there that perfectly sum up nature. Which is your favourite? “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while…

5 Benefits Running Has on Your Mind

Growing up I always thought that running was just something you did to lose weight and this mentality had a huge affect on my approach to hitting the trail. After constantly hearing about this mythical ‘runners high’ I was determined to break through the barrier and become a runner – and while I wouldn’t yet feel…