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Training & News

Why do we need to hydrate correctly?

Here we present a precautionary tale of salt and water. We all understand we need to drink to stay alive and we have to maintain the correct fluid levels in our bodies to perform well as athletes; few understand why. This post might just help you...

Goldilocks, Porridge and Running

This article has more to do with fairy tales than nutrition but is very relevant to running. Andy Mouncey provides us with four important protocols that just may help you defeat your next great running challenge. Although this articles was written for and about ultra...

Tackling scary obstacles on your mountain bike

Tackling scary obstacles is not just about overcoming the mental aspects but it is about thinking. Taking a 'smart' approach to any obstacle is key to success; understand your skill level and stay sensible then think your way through before attempting. Identify the key problems...

We all have to start somewhere – mountain bike basics

Nervous about tackling a mountain bike trail? Everyone has to start somewhere so here is a video designed to help the beginner. Basic skills and messages are presented here to help you gain confidence when tackling obstacles. The key messages are to learn skills then...

Improve your hardtail MTB skills

Some simple steps to help improve your mountain bike skills. You can consider yourself an experienced rider yet still be making some basic mistakes out there on the trails simply because you have learned to 'ride around' those skills. So whether you are a beginner or more...

New MTB Feature announced! "Floating Bridge"

The Mackay MAD MTB XC Race This October 13th as part of the New 3 stage Adventurethon weekend offering will feature a New feature "Floating Bridge"   The Floating Bridge will feature in between laps of the 7km purpose built Singletrack trails at Rowallan Park and will...

Running in the Heat – A Medical Responders Perspective

This article addresses training in hot conditions from the perspective of a medical responder. It is a little sobering but does provide valuable advice to the athlete as well as a clear warning about the dangers you may face, particularly when high humidity is coupled...

Training in the Heat – Some good news

Yes, we all know how difficult and uncomfortable it is to train in the heat so why should we? Gyms are air conditioned (mostly) so why not simply avoid the heat and use their running, rowing, cycling, etc equipment to train? Easy solution you might...