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Featured Equipment – Soleus GPS Fit 1.0 Running Watch

Making a great watch even better, this updated entry-level GPS has a new highly ventilated strap, simpler 4 button user interface, and much larger numbers on the customizable display viewing area. Simple and easy to use, the Soleus GPS FIT will allow runners to accurately track their Speed, Pace, and Distance. Auto lap splits at […]

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My On Cloudsurfers

Since our Marketing Consultant, Layla Smith, got involved with On, and the FitBrands show kicked off with the new range of footwear, I have wanted to try a pair.  The design of the shoe is not what you would expect from a traditional running shoe and they look great with their brilliant detail and colour schemes. I […]

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MOTIVE8 NORTH HOST THE WARM UP AT THE HAREWOOD 10K!

On Wednesday last week I received a call from one of the race organisers for the Age UK, Wrap Up and Run, Harewood 10k asking whether motive8 North would like to hold the warm up before the run. Feeling rather nervous but excited I said yes…….what an awesome opportunity and I knew that Kate Halsall, […]

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Running on Clouds

So i finally got my hands on a pair of new On Cloudrunners. Those distinctive black and green running shoes have been tempting me for ages and I was lucky enough to be given a pair by Layla Smith, Director of Aspire Marketing, the company responsible for On’s PR and marketing in the UK. Lucky […]

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Leeds Abbey Dash 10K Race Report

Sunday 20th November was the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k and we had a great turn out from motive8 North! Over 20 clients took part in the Abbey Dash; for many it was their first 10k and a big achievement for all those who entered. The fastest finisher from motive8 North was Joel Beasley with a […]

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Training In The Dark

With my knee feeling stronger by the day, I was able to participate in a tough interval session with my running club last night. It consisted of X5 750m loops on the road and then X2 400m loops at the end. The pace was meant to be 90% of our 10km pace, with the last […]

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OUT OF THE COMFORT ZONE…..

As most people who know me will know, I am a keen runner. I tend to stick mainly to road running, with the occasional run around the local woods or along the canal to break up the monotony of road running. However I like road running because it is safe underfoot which means I can concentrate […]

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Knee Injury

It’s now been 2 months since I injured my knee. I go through regular ups and downs. Last week I ran twice. On both occasions my injury niggled away, a pain/discomfort that distracted me from really enjoying the motion of running and the mind clearing experience I usually encounter. I am advised that it is […]

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Leeds Abbey Dash 10K

The Leeds Abbey Dash 10K  is a must in any keen northern runner’s diary! With over 8,000 people taking part, the run attracts a wide range of abilities from runners and walkers to seasoned athletes. For the past 4 years I’ve always had a group of personal training clients who take part…although I’m not sure […]

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Running Injury

It’s now been almost 6 weeks since I hurt my knee whilst mountaineering in the Alps. I can’t pinpoint exactly when I did it, but I do know that it hasn’t been right since that trip. I did the usual thing of ignoring it, denying that it was really injured and thinking it would miraculously […]

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Where did guilt come into it?

Since completing the Blenheim Triathlon back in June, I’ve continued to stick to my weekly workout routine. I still look forwards to the days when I take a break from exercise but feel equally pleased with myself after completing each of my set activites. However, the other morning, I had to miss my pre-work swimming session in […]

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Traidcraft 10K Report

Early Sunday morning (at least early for a Sunday!) we were on our way in to town to run the British 10k on behalf of Traidcraft. Once parked up we made our way to Green Park to meet the rest of the motive8 team (made up of our own staff, clients and friends). Having done the […]

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Blenheim Triathlon Result – Sarah Cleland-Smith

How  quickly did June 4th come around?!  When I entered the Blenheim Triathlon I fancied a challenge and thought that 8 months was ages away! Treading water in the sunshine I was actually quite excited.  We took on board lots of advice given to us leading up to the event – ‘get in the water […]

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