Expert advice

Expert advice

Our expert advice section gives you a helping hand in your chosen sport, whether it's running, walking, cycling, climbing or triathlon. Our team of experts are masters in their field but they cover the full spectrum from beginners through to specialist advice.

Just click on the links below to get started or use the menus and searches to find exactly what you're looking for.
 

CHOOSE YOUR ACTIVITY

 
Running adviceRunning
How to get started in running, what you'll need, plus training advice for the full range of distances and disciplines.
Beginners Training
 
Walking adviceWalking
Everything from rambling to scrambling - the skills you need, training tips and a focus on which kit is most important.
First steps Clothing Skills / Training
 
Cycling adviceCycling
On road and off the road, everything you need to get up to speed and get better, plus how to look after your bike.
Getting started Training Maintenance
 
Climbing adviceClimbing
Whether you're new to the sport and baffled by all the jargon, or are well used to tying into the sharp end and looking to advance, help is at hand.
Beginners Bouldering Trad Sport Deep water
 
Triathlon adviceTriathlons
How to improve your swimming, biking and running - as well as the all-important transitions. Plus kit and gear tips.
Basics Training Transitions

Search advice

This week's features...

How to train for an OCR
Featured expert advice

How to train for an OCR

Top tips from the UK's No 1 female racer

Obstacle course races are more popular than ever and current UK champion Freya Martin gives us her top training tips.

Preparing for overseas marathons
Featured expert advice

Preparing for overseas marathons

Top tips to help you be at your best

Expect the unexpected and embrace the whole experience advises David Hellard, who has run in marathons all around the world.

Set yourself a goal
Featured expert advice

Set yourself a goal

Jo Pavey's tips to help you reach your target

Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey tells us why setting a goal is the best way to keep you focussed and motivated during training.

Planning ahead for heights
Featured expert advice

Planning ahead for heights

Practical steps to combat AMS

If you're going to be trekking above 2,400m, here's how to minimise the effects of altitude before and during your trip.

Fun for all the family
Featured expert advice

Fun for all the family

From animal tracks to Pokemon Go

Five top tips from adventurer and wildlife presenter Steve Backshall to help get your kids more active outdoors.

Improve at open water swimming
Featured expert advice

Improve at open water swimming

Key advice for triathletes

World record-breaking swimmer Dr Julie Bradshaw shows you how to get better at dealing with waves and sighting.

How to ride in a group
Featured expert advice

How to ride in a group

Learn from a cycling great

This can be a daunting prospect early on but with this advice from cycling legend Sean Kelly you'll soon be up to speed.

Mountain high!
Featured expert advice

Mountain high!

Top tips from elite athlete Chloë Lanthier

Trail running in the mountains takes it to a whole new level and opens up spectacular landscapes – here’s all you need to know.

Olympic inspiration
Featured expert advice

Olympic inspiration

Learn from top British marathon runner

Aly Dixon, who made in the top 30 in the marathon at Rio Olympics, gives her top tips to those starting their own running journey.

How to do a tandem skydive
Featured expert advice

How to do a tandem skydive

All your questions answered

If jumping out of an aircraft at 13,000ft is on your 'bucket list' then the Army Parachute Association's Julie Cooper shows you how.

Search site