Travel: Running in Tuscany
Fancy combining a holiday with some lovely running routes? If so, why not take a look at Tuscany which is perfect for a relaxing location to explore new, challenging running courses.
Tuscany's landscape offers many different types of terrain for runner...
Event review: Jerusalem Marathon
Jerusalem means many different things to many different people: for Christians it’s the city where Jesus once walked, for Muslims it’s where the prophet Mohammed ascended into heaven after his epic Night Journey, and for Jews it’s the city they always dre...
Katy Winton's top off-road riding spots
Born and bred cross country racer Katy Winton shares her top five spots to ride.
Event review: Mumbai marathon
Running is the last thing that many would associate with India. And yet this year, the Standard Charter Mumbai marathon celebrated its tenth anniversary, attracting over 40,000 runners across four different distances, a tenth which ran the full 42.2km...
Travel: Three of the best walking holidays
Those boots were made for walking… so pull them on and make the most of the great outdoors both in Britain and abroad as we take a look at three of the best walking holidays.
New You Boot Camp review
A week living in lycra, constantly talking about food (or the lack of it) and more back to back training than I've ever done before. This is my story of a week at the New You Boot Camp in Portugal.
It’s billed as Europe’s number 1 weight loss and fitne...
Travel: 'New year, new you' holidays
After a long year and a busy festive season, with all the social engagements and over-indulgences this includes, you might very well be feeling sluggish, and less than raring to go at the start of 2013! Perhaps you want to recharge your batteries, cleanse...
Get fit with a ski bootcamp
Flying down the final run, the crisp air tingling on my burning cheeks, I have a broad smile on my face. It’s not just the peaceful beauty of the tree-lined slope, nor even the thrill of a day of downhill adventures. What’s really making me grin is that m...
Travel: An active break in the UK
A holiday in the UK doesn't just mean a trip to the seaside with an ice cream or portion of fish and chips in hand; with numerous options for an active break, the UK is the perfect holiday destination for those looking to get their heart rate up on their ...
Travel: Pedal powered adventure in the Cotswolds
When it comes to holidays if you’d rather leave the organisation to someone else, then a trip with Cotswold Cycling Breaks could be just the ticket. All you need do is to turn up with your bike and all the other details will be taken care of.
Travel: New Year detox retreat at La Manga Club
You might already be wondering how to get back into shape after the excesses of the festive season, and pre-empting how to kick start those health and fitness resolutions for 2013. Well, La Manga Club, Europe's leading sports and leisure destination, are ...
Travel: An alpine winter gem
With virtually no lift queues, a genuine French atmosphere, great food and plenty of alternative non-ski activities, the Haute Maurienne in France is a well-kept secret, shared mostly by just the French themselves, yet it’s one definitely worth discoverin...
Travel: Pretty as a picture - top cycle routes in Europe for a photo
Pete Goding (cycling photographer and co-author of Mountain High) has picked his top cycling routes discovered whilst putting together his book, Mountain High – Europe’s 50 Greatest Cycle Climbs, and shared them with Sportsister. Get ready for some stunning shots, and the low down on where to find them...
Travel: ‘Edible’ spa treatments
The Mediterranean diet is not only good for our insides, but our outsides too, if we are to take advantage of these delicious sounding spa treatments.
Surf the UK way with Corinne Evans
As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder we could be forgiven for jetting off to warmer climates to get our surfing fix.
Ooh la spa! Relax and recharge with an autumn spa break
It’s that time of year again when the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, but that doesn't mean we have to hide away in hibernation!
Travel: Where to surf in the sunshine, the pro way
Fancy catching a wave but prefer a warmer climate to do it in? Us too!
Escape to Poitou-Charentes
Whether it’s running or relaxation, cycling or shopping you’re after, Poitou-Charentes in France has it covered.
Travel: Superfoods and downward dog
I have dipped in and out of yoga for the last few years, doing the odd bit of ashtanga then getting slightly addicted to Bikram (hot room yoga). I'm a very active person and so have often felt that if I'm not hurting and sweating a lot then what's the point? How on earth could I find any sort of fulfilment in an exercise that was so, well, so slow?
Travel: Climbing the Col du Glandon
“So this is the profile of the course,” says Andrew Goodman, my chalet host, or, as I like to think of him, my newly appointed cycling coach. He is holding up a diagram that, even to my inexperienced eye, points disturbingly upwards.