Absolute Health and Fitness
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Welcome to My New Gym at the Knepp Castle Estate

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Well here I am. Settled into my new home at the Absolute Health and Fitness Gym on the Knepp Castle Estate The Knepp Castle a stunning location a few miles south of Horsham in beautiful Sussex countryside. Peaceful and relaxing. Inside the Absolute Health and Fitness gym we have...
Royal Parks Half Marathon

A Trio of Marathons!

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It’s GO, GO, GO for me on the marathon front! It started with my sister Wendy asking if I could help her to run her first half marathon, the Royal Parks Half Marathon. Then I was asked if I wanted to run the Round the Amex marathon this Sunday. Well, why not? And a few days ago,...
Barns Green Marathon medal

Serious Runner and Running Newbie Smash Barns Green Half Marathon and 10K!

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The Barns Green Half Marathon is always a highlight for me at this time of year. Brilliantly organised and very popular with local runners it’s always a really enjoyable event. And it raises lots of money for charity too. This year the chosen charity was St. Catherine’s Hospice....
Group training in action

Small Group Training – Affordable, Fun, Effective!

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Your Own Personal Trainer in a small group Since I started running small group training sessions a couple of years ago, they have gone from strength to strength. My small group training sessions are now as popular as my 1-2-1 training sessions! Most people do 2 sessions a week....
SDW 50 mile run

Could I Run 50 miles?!!

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Call me crazy, but earlier this month I set myself the challenge of running the South Downs Way 50. Yes, that’s a 50-mile run from Worthing to Eastbourne! I do have some relevant previous experience. A couple of London Marathons, a few half marathons and the 38-mile Downs Link...
50 mile running race south downs way

What’s Your Fitness Challenge?

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After a short break to get used to the idea of being a father (Oliver is now a year old and growing up fast!) I am getting back into serious running. My ‘Ultra” fitness challenge is to run the South Downs Way 50.  Yes, a 50-mile run from Worthing to Eastbourne on Saturday April...
steve rooke ultramarathon runner

Running an Ultramarathon!

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This month’s Superstar Personal Training Client is Ultra Marathon hopeful, Steve Rooke. I’m a Running Addict! Steve is a self-confessed running addict who especially loves long-distance running. He has run marathons and half marathons and now his goal is to run the 50 mile...

Overcoming Injury to Achieve More – Amy’s Story

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This month’s Superstar Personal Training Client is 17-year old Amy Mitchell. Amy has had to battle a succession of injuries to achieve her goal. In March Amy was delighted to be the Ladies Under 18’s winner of Mel’s Milers, a 10 kilometer race around Christ’s Hospital. Mel’s...
Robin running the Marathon des Sables

Running the Marathon des Sables – the inside track on what it’s really like!

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The Marathon des Sables –The Inside Track! My Personal Training Superstar client Robin looks back on an unforgettable experience running the Marathon des Sables. Last month Robin was successful in completing the world famous Marathon des Sables. Also known as the Toughest...
Robin training for the Marathon des Sables

The Marathon des Sables – Helping Robin Achieve his Dream

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Stuart’s Superstars! This month I begin a series of posts about my fabulous clients and the amazing things they have achieved. And the amazing things they are planning to achieve! From serial marathon running to overcoming injury my clients are a tough bunch!  I am delighted and...