What is Speed Hiking?

If you have an interest in American super long distance trail routes, trails like the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest Trail, then you’ve probably come across the term ‘Speed Hiking’, although it’s not something most people who take on these routes do when they’re ’through hiking’. It’s actually a term that’s become synonymous with…

Look Back to Move Forward

It’s not uncommon, when you’re training for an ultramarathon or some other kind of Sport Walking challenge, to get stuck in a bit of a rut. It can feel like you’re just doing the same thing over and over or maybe you don’t think you’re making the same kind of progress as you did before….

VIDEO – Challenge yourself

You’ve nailed walking faster, you’ve got all your gear sorted, now you just need to inject some actual ‘sport’ into your Sport Walking! In this final instalment of the three principles of Sport Walking series, Roger talks about all the ways you can build challenge into your day to day walking – to give you…

3 step technique boost

If you’re stepping up to take on an ultra distance challenge walk, there are three key adaptations you can make that will really help you walk longer faster. Whether you’re just looking to go the distance or set a fast time it doesn’t matter, just tune your technique and feel the benefits using these extracts…

Zero to Hero – Part 3

You’ve tested your base ability, learnt how to walk more efficiently, now it’s time to look at basic kit.

Zero to Hero – Part 2

Last time, in part one of our beginners guide to Sport Walking, we looked at how to identify your ‘baseline ability’ and what you need to get started. Next, it’s time to look at a few key technique elements. Now, as we’ve said many times, Sport Walking is not about learning a specific technique, it’s…

Zero to Hero – Part 1

Starting out in any sport or activity can be a daunting process. You’re eager to learn and want to get proficient as quickly as possible but there’s so much to take in – technique, fitness, rules, equipment. Well fret not! At Sport Walk, we’ve created a beginners’ guide to Sport Walking that will help you…