Emails and magazines are starting to drop, yes it's that time of year where we find out who has been lucky enough to gain one of the coveted spots to the Virgin Money London Marathon. If you're not one of the lucky ones (and most of us won't be), don't… Read more »
So you’ve decided to take on a challenge? You’ve done the hard work and you’re now looking forward to race day. However, how you prepare the day before can have an impact on your race. Four time marathon finisher and Up For A Challenge writer, Helen Tamblyn, shares her advice… Read more »
Are you looking to set yourself a new challenge by moving away from the pool? Or maybe you’re interested in completing a triathlon, but are yet to take the, ahem, plunge, into open water. We investigate how to get started in open water swimming.
Whilst you don’t need to be an… Read more »
Taking on the London Marathon next year for charity and wondering how you can raise money? There’s no doubt that fundraising for charity is almost as hard as the challenge itself, so we share our top tips to get the most from your fundraising efforts.
1. Virgin Money Giving
Virgin Money Giving is… Read more »
New to running? Got no idea on the gear? Finding it hard to motivate yourself for a run? Up For A Challenge writer, 4 time marathon finisher and former couch potato, Helen Tamblyn shares her advice on how to get started and more importantly, stick with it.
Running is a tough… Read more »
Sometimes wonder how to fit in some daily exercise? Or perhaps you’re frustrated with the grind of your daily commute. Why not try out a run commute and beat the crowds? Here are our tips on how to get started.
Morning or evening run?
The first thing to consider with a run… Read more »
Training for a big event? Looking for some ideas for carb loading? Blogger Helen Tamblyn shares her favourite foods for carbs before a big event.
Pasta with turkey meatballs and pesto
Pasta is without a doubt the athletes food of choice when it comes to carb loading. It’s simple to cook and… Read more »
So, you’ve decided that you’re Up For A Challenge? Perhaps you want to take on an endurance feat to raise money for charity, or maybe you’ve simply decided that it’s time to challenge yourself. We bring you a round up of some of the different types of challenge events on… Read more »
Do you ever find it hard to fit in the time to be active? With many of us in 9-5 sit down desk jobs, it can often be tricky to fit in fitness activities. It’s also very easy to reach for the office biscuit tin and get carried away with… Read more »
We're proud and delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website! Dedicated to bringing together all the UK sporting challenge events in one convenient search location, Up For A Challenge has relaunched with a fantastic new look and is better than ever! We'd also like to thank our… Read more »