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PODCAST: CE speaks to Barry Murray on nutrition and performance – part 2

Barry Murray, nutritionist

René Borg speaks to Barry Murray, performance nutritionist and owner of OptimumNutrition4Sport, ahead of the first of our joint workshops in Wicklow on the 1st-2nd November.  This is Part 2. Listen to Part 1.   Listen now In part 2 of this 3 part series we cover What’s the story with porridge – a good choice…

ASK US ANYTHING – AT THE DUBLIN MARATHON EXPO

CE Expo Stand

We’re back at the Dublin Marathon Expo this weekend and Jason Kehoe and René Borg will be at our stand to answer any questions you have about running. We will be at stand 23D close to our friends from Sub4Sport. Our stands aims to the place where you come to do the talking, we do…

REVIEW: ‘The Complete Guide to Bodyweight Training’ by Kesh Patel

Complete guide to bodyweight training

So what’s the story with Kesh Patel’s third book ‘The Complete Guide to Bodyweight Training‘? The plot can be summarised something like this: “Once upon a time, as we grew up, our own bodyweight was the only tool we had to develop our movement ability, strength and other basic abilities. Through playful experimentation we began to make…

Should runners train their upper bodies?

Muscular runner

The short and snide answer to the titular question could be: because you will look better. But vanity aside, the real answer is more interesting and no less true. We need to begin by abandoning the notion that running is primarily a lower body exercise when in reality it is a ‘full-body movement’. We will…

Four things to think about during your marathon taper

Marathon run

When I ran my first marathon, in my very first year of running, I decided to ally with a coach from the very beginning. I felt that there was no point committing all my efforts to such a lengthy race and then risk having a bad performance on the day. In the end it turned…

PODCAST: CE speaks to Barry Murray on nutrition and performance

Food pyramid

René Borg speaks to Barry Murray, performance nutritionist and owner of OptimumNutrition4Sport, ahead of the first of our joint workshops in Wicklow on the 1st-2nd November.   Listen now In part 1 of this 3 part series we cover Why are nutritionists talking about movement and lifestyle and why coaches are talking about food? What’s up…

‘Running economy’ workshop – statement of interest

Following up on ChampionsEverywhere’s joint talk with Barry Murray, owner of OptimumNutrition4Sport, here’s a chance to state your interest in a follow-up workshop that will cover all the topics in more detail.

FREE TALK: Optimising running economy through lifestyle and nutrition

Great Outdoors shop

Running economy is the big forgotten variable of most runner’s training plans – ChampionsEverywhere are delighted to team up with Barry Murray BSc MSc, performance nutritionist to present on how you can improve lifestyle and nutrition to boost your performance.    Click here to register (note there is no charge) Talk on Monday 8th September 6:45-8:45…

Interview with Kesh Patel, author of ‘Complete Guide to Bodyweight Training’

Complete guide to bodyweight training

We continue our warm-up to the much-anticipated release of the book ‘Complete Guide to Bodyweight Training’ with an interview with the author – Kesh Patel. For the previous instalment read Kesh’s guest article ‘Why train with bodyweight’. ***Update: Our review is now available >>>here***   Kesh, for our readers, perhaps you can briefly sketch out…

5 reasons your running injury won’t go away…

Running injury

Injuries are the scourge of the running community today. Depending on what study you read 50 to 90% of all runners are injured every year and despite all the ‘advances’ in medical science and shoe manufacturing, nothing has made the slightest dent in this trend. So the constant irritation and frustration of injury remains hanging…