NEW VIDEO: Race To The King Footage

We spent a morning hanging out on the South Downs Way, filming participants in Race To The King and although we planned only to capture Sport Walkers, there were more runners than walkers coming through while we were there, so we thought we’d produce a portrait reel of everyone. There are two locations – the…

Covid Walker to Sport Walker in 5 Easy Steps

If you’re not a serious walker but are one of the thousands, maybe even millions of people who’ve taken to the streets to go walking during the various Covid lockdowns, chances are you’ve not just been doing it because you’ve been granted the right to exercise once a day and you’re damned if you’re going…

VIDEO: The Clarendon Way – Challenge Route Video Profile

This short video profile of the Clarendon Way in Wiltshire/Hampshire, UK gives you an overview of what you can expect if you take on this marathon distance challenge route. The Clarendon Way is a fully way marked trail leading from Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire to Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire and is 42km or 26 miles…

Sport Walk Merchandise

Our new merchandise store has opened, offering an initial selection of t-shirts. We’ve been planning this for some time and finally took the plunge setting up a store with Teemill, part of Rapanui, the Isle of Wight based clothing brand who are big on sustainability, recycling and removing plastics from the packaging of garments. The…

The Sport Walk Show

Our new monthly magazine show about all things Sport Walking has launched on YouTube with an extended first edition. This is an inclusive show with contributions from our followers and viewers and the aim is to build a vibrant community of Sport Walkers around the show. As well as showcasing the world of Sport Walking,…

Autumn 2020 Developments

This autumn, we’ve got an exciting program of developments going on at Sport Walk Towers and we’re hoping that we can give people some structure and motivation to help get through the long dark winter months ahead. The goal is for everyone to emerge out the other side ready to take on new challenge walks,…

VIDEO: How to drink right

The essential guide to hydration for walkers. In this video, Roger is joined by one of the leading figures in performance hydration – Andy Blow – founder of sports drink brand Precision Hydration. Roger covers the basics of drinking well to keep yourself in good shape while walking and Andy delivers some fascinating facts about…

VIDEO: How to Climb – The art of walking up hills FAST!

In this companion video to our ‘Free Speed’ package, Roger explains how to turn hills and climbs from what most people view as a chore into something you can actually enjoy and become good at tackling. He looks at the reasons why most people find climbing hard and offers solutions to make going uphill at…

VIDEO: Free Speed – The Art of Descending FAST!

In this video, Roger Burlinson explains the concept of viewing descents as free speed and why, if you normally just cruise downhill, you’ll be storing up muscle fatigue for later on, when you really don’t need it. He also compares the different types of gradient and how you need to adapt your technique to be…

Going it alone – how to build your own challenges!

Challenges are not just for big events, they’re for everyone, any time, so start planning yours! It’s not surprising that big events are so alluring – all those people gathered together with a shared aim, the atmosphere, the support, the medal, the t-shirt but when you boil it all down, that stuff’s just window dressing….