Sisters In The Saddle blog: Early Riser Cycle Festival
If you fancy combining a weekend of bike riding with a whole load of festival fun, including pedal-powered a disco, live music and a stunning campsite location then the new Early Riser Festival could be for you.
The Early Riser will take place ...
En route to the Etape
After weeks of winter clinging on like a needy neurotic stalker, spring finally came to us in the Alps this week. The sun came out, temperatures soared, avalanches came down and the lycra went on. There was no postponing it anymore, it was time to get on ...
Mountain Girl blog: La Grave K2 Womens Adventure Week
On Saturday the 23rd of March, I jumped in my truck with every piece of ski and mountaineering kit I own and a whole load of butterflies in my stomach. My destination was the off piste and steep skiing mecca of La Grave where I would join up with a group ...
Bonita Norris blog: Head Game
In climbing, we often talk about our head game. In a sport that relies equally on mental mastery as physical prowess, a bad head can be totally debilitating.
In all sports, head game is important- take tennis for instance, which is often won by for...
Event to do: Stilettos on wheels
It's great to hear that Stilettos On Wheels are returning this year with another two races in Sheffield and Brighton, after all what could be more fun than mountain biking with a bunch of other enthusiastic women?
The race in Sheffield Rother Val...
Carrie on running: I have to admit, it's getting better
I shamefully admit I didn’t do my 15 miler as planned. I fully intended to and had a vague route sussed out in my head, but I put a spanner in my own works and ended up not being physically capable of doing it.
Mountain girl blog - out with the girls
A couple of weeks ago I got the girls out…..stop sniggering…..not those kind of girls. I mean REAL life ladies….sisters who like to ski, backcountry babes, rad bettys, whatever you like to call them….a few weekends back I was lucky enough to have a day’s ...
Carrie on running: A change is as good as a rest
I spent last weekend in Milton Keynes visiting a friend before a meeting I had with the Open University on Monday. I’ve visited before but don’t really know my way around particularly well, so I hadn’t expected to be able to get a decent run in.
Carrie on running: Long runs
On Sunday I did my longest long run to date – I bossed out 11.8 miles in a slow-n-steady 2 hours 17 minutes and I have to say I’m pretty darned pleased with myself.
Climbing blog: Never underestimate specificity
I often get asked by people who are either considering climbing Everest, or simply intrigued by it, what level of fitness you need to climb the mountain and how much training is enough to get you ready?
If you are planning to go on any trekking tri...
Carrie on running: What a weekend!
Well, what a weekend last weekend was! Two big milestones achieved and I couldn’t feel more motivated!
Carrie on running: In full stride
Marathon training is in full stride now. I’m on cloud nine and getting really stuck into it.
Bike Love on Pinterest
Gosh, there is so much fabulous cycling stuff around these days that it's a job keeping track of it all. So obviously we will keep this blog updated with the best, but you might like to follow our Pinterest board Bike Love via Sportsister too.
CrossFit blog: All good things must come to an end
Video evidence of how much Jessica has improved since taking up CrossFit six months ago.
Sisters in the saddle: Striking new cycle safety video
Have a watch of this new video that has just been released by the London Cycling Campaign to highlight their campaign to improve safety on the roads for cyclists.
It follows the first two councils signing up to their pledge to only use the best-equ...
Carrie on running: Honestly, running is great fun
My enthusiasm for resurrecting my running activities is surging through my veins and consuming my every thought like some kind of sporty demonic possession.
Since getting over myself and deciding to ‘just do dis ting’ I’ve been eating, sleeping and...
Climbing blog: Weighing up risk versus reward
This time of year we tend to be more reflective - and I have certainly been looking back at 2012 and wondering where the time went!
2012 for me has definitely been the best yet. I think mainly because I realised one very important thing - I turned ...
Sisters in the saddle: Cycling mania continues!
It seems there is no end in sight to the huge surge in popularity of cycling. Evans Cycles have reported that their Ride It! sportive series have seen a threefold increase in the number of cyclists signing up to their events compared to the previous year....
Mountain Girl Blog: 2013 The year of the lycra
First and foremost, yup…I know. It’s been ages. I can only apologise that such a long period of time has passed since my last blog post. So much has happened since I last communicated with you all that I barely know where to begin…
There’s been a b...
CrossFit blog: S-T-R-E-T-C-H and stay warm
The colder climate of winter can put some people off their training, but as long as you remember the basics (and wrap up right!) there’s no reason that your WODs should take a knock this time of year.