Active Root Blog RSS Feed

New Ambassadors 3/3

New Ambassadors 3/3

William 12/06/2018 0
Here's our final 4 new ambassadors, including passionate runner and fundraiser Stephen, triathlete and Personal Trainer Kate, Ultra Runner and aspiring Triple Crown legend Ross and founder of Somerset...
Read More
The Highland Fling race report: Romain Borgeal.

The Highland Fling race report: Romain Borgeal.

William 31/05/2018 0
Active Root Ambassador Romain is a keen runner to say the least. Not only does he compete in ultra races, he is also Assistant Manager at specialist running shop Run4It Dundee. There really isn't anyt...
Read More
Ultra Distance Races: how to train and keep motivated.

Ultra Distance Races: how to train and keep motivated.

William 28/05/2018 0
 Adrian competed in his first MTB event in 2012 and has since challenged for titles in various different distances and categories, including placing 3rd in the British 24hr Championships and 6th in hi...
Read More
Bianchi Dama

Bianchi Dama

William 22/05/2018 0
Bianchi Dama are a semi-professional women's performance cycling team based in Somerset. Their name comes from their main sponsor, Bianchi bikes, and Dama, the Italian word for lady. They compete in t...
Read More
British 100k Champion Robert Turner on nutrition and race strategy.

British 100k Champion Robert Turner on nutrition and race strategy.

William 15/05/2018 0
Active Root Ambassador Robert is the 2018 British 100k Champion. He completed the race in just over 7hrs whilst competing for Scotland back in March (yes that's averaging ~6.45m/m...!). Robert has wri...
Read More
NEW ACTIVE ROOT AMBASSADORS (PART 2/3)

NEW ACTIVE ROOT AMBASSADORS (PART 2/3)

William 10/05/2018 0
NEW ACTIVE ROOT AMBASSADORS (PART 2/3) May 10, 2018Over to the next 4 of our new ambassadors, this week including British 100km champion Robert, Chirnside Chaser Coach Leeann who's running JOG to Land...
Read More
NEW ACTIVE ROOT AMBASSADORS: PART 1/3

NEW ACTIVE ROOT AMBASSADORS: PART 1/3

William 03/05/2018 0
New Active Root Ambassadors (Part 1/3) May 3, 2018  We're very pleased to introduce the first 1/3 of our new ambassadors to the Active Root team: Toby, Sarah, Fraser and Michelle. Over the next couple...
Read More
Running from John O'Groats to Lands End

Running from John O'Groats to Lands End

William 02/05/2018 0
Leeann is a coach at Border's running club Chirnside Chasers and was recently awarded Scottish Athletics Children's Coach of the Year in 2016 as well as Berwickshire Coach of the Year. She is a keen e...
Read More
Dirty Reiver Review

Dirty Reiver Review

William 24/04/2018 0
Mark is a keen endurance athlete, competing in sailing, running and biking events. In April 2017 he rode from London to Paris in 24 hours and has completed the RatRace Scotland Coast 2 Coast twice. Th...
Read More
Advice for marathon day

Advice for marathon day

William 19/04/2018 0
Advice for marathon day April 19, 2018  Active Root founder Will is has run many a road race in his time and has also completed a fair few marathons, including London. It was actually whilst training ...
Read More
John Muir 50k Ultra

John Muir 50k Ultra

William 13/04/2018 0
 Ross is aiming to complete 9 Ultra Marathons this year, including the Triple Crown of the Highland Fling, West Highland Way and Devil O The Highlands (only 185 people have ever completed it!). At the...
Read More
Top Running Sights in Edinburgh

Top Running Sights in Edinburgh

William 04/04/2018 0
by Ali Wyllie, Run the Sights.We all live life to different paces, if you are anything like me then you will squeeze so much into your life that people will question whether there are 2 of you.  This ...
Read More
Staying fuelled as a 24hr solo mountain biking vegetarian....

Staying fuelled as a 24hr solo mountain biking vegetarian....

William 15/03/2018 0
Active Root Ambassador Adrian competed in his first MTB event in 2012 and has since challenged for titles in various different distances and categories, including placing 3rd in the British 24hr Champ...
Read More
Tips for injured runners

Tips for injured runners

William 06/03/2018 0
Owain is a top distance runner based in Edinburgh. Having run his first marathon in just under 5 hours, last year he completed Stirling marathon in 2hrs 52 as well as winning Running the Blades, a 50k...
Read More
An open letter to a new runner.....

An open letter to a new runner.....

William 28/02/2018 0
An open letter to a new runner..... February 28, 2018  Melanie has run 12 marathons and 2 ultra marathon, an amazing feat in itself but all the more inspirational considering she only started running ...
Read More
Training for an OCR? Here's Tonia's top tips!

Training for an OCR? Here's Tonia's top tips!

William 16/02/2018 0
Training for an OCR? Here's Tonia's top tips! February 16, 2018   Tonia is a veteran of many an obstacle course race having completed 2 Spartan Trifectas and numerous Spartan Beasts and marathons! She...
Read More