My marathon training journey – part 1

My marathon training journey – part 1

I’ll start this by saying I am not a natural runner. I never have been. My knees hurt when I run and I get lower back pain. Cycling has always been my preference, and before signing up for my first marathon, the furthest I’d ever run in one go was 7.5k...
What’s Vivi Nation all about?

What’s Vivi Nation all about?

Vivi Nation was created because I want to encourage a healthier and more active nation. It all began during my time at University… It was there I developed a passion for cycling and running, having signed up to do a triathlon in a bid to ditch the typically unhealthy...
What types of cycling are there?

What types of cycling are there?

Recently, the British Cycling Organisation in partnership with HSBC UK hosted a mega-recreational cycling program with more than 200,000 participants. The massive city ride visited 14 cities in the UK.  Cycling in the UK has over the years become a popular sport,...
6 tips for beginner cyclists

6 tips for beginner cyclists

More and more cyclists are taking to the road every year. If you are thinking about joining them and want to get involved, here are six tips for beginner cyclists to help you ride better and safer. Make sure your bike fits. Choosing your bike shouldn’t be a...
Take your first steps into running

Take your first steps into running

Getting started with running can feel pretty daunting. I’ve been there. But the benefits of getting started far outweigh the negatives of not. For me, taking my first steps into running began with signing up for a duathlon (combining running with cycling). ...

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