blueseventy – Ocean Swim Tip Of The Week #1 Get swimming. With less that a month to go before the season kicks off, now is the time to ensure you are getting in some swim fitness in the pool (a squad is a great option for that if there is one near you), or alternatively…

When you’re a native Kiwi it’s easy to take the New Zealand landscape for granted, but for the Bird family, having coastal events such as the Beach Series on their doorstep, is exactly what they emigrated to New Zealand for. Family fitness has always been important to Sarah and John. Finding events to get the…

– ANKLE AND LOWER LEG STRENGTHENING TIPS FOR COASTAL RUNNING & BEACH RUNNING – Some great exercises for keeping the ankles and feet strong as you continue to prepare for your first Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series 5km Beach Run on an uneven slope of sand, or the new 7km Coastal Run that is…

The new Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series 7km Coastal Run throws in a variety of terrain and surfaces for participants to navigate. On any given event coastal running gives you soft and hard sand, sharp rocks, concrete paths, stream crossings and slippery rock surfaces. All these things can change even more when you suddenly…

We all hate getting stitch but it is a common occurrence for all runners. Here are some ideas that may prevent the problem and a strategy to stop a stitch during your beach run or coastal run at the Harcourts Beach Series. Eat mindfully pre-run. There are many theories as to why stitches occur, and…

If you’re out to beat the pack in the Harcourts Beach Series 5km Beach Run or 7km Coastal Run, practicing an efficient running posture will help you on your way. Chin up & relax The first is to consider, where are you looking?  A good posture starts with your head and the direction you are looking….

It’s time. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to start getting back into the swing of your training. But how should you get up and running again after an off-season break? Don’t feel guilty if you’ve had a bit of a break over the winter – it’s actually beneficial to take a short…

As a dietitian I get asked all manner of nutrition questions, but one that pops up frequently is whether an athlete should have gels or real food. To be clear, this is a personal decision, and one that no sports dietitian can answer for you. This article does not seek to give you a right…

When looking at good running form there is a couple of little things that you can work on to become more efficient. Chin up & relax The first is to consider, where you are looking?  A good posture starts with your head and the direction you are looking. Looking down at the ground in front…

Many New Zealanders are keen on exercise and weekly running events in Auckland draw a good numbers of runners. Though the Harcourts Beach Series, held at Auckland’s Takapuna beach every week over summer, also features ocean swimming and stand-up paddling, many people find entering the running event most appealing. The only skill required is being…

 
 

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