Running / fitness writing - Liz Champion

Running / fitness writing

Below are some examples of articles I’ve written for sport, health and fitness publications. I specialise in writing about fitness and health.

I am a qualified fitness instructor and England Athletics run leader. I’m a member of a running club and regularly compete in road, cross country and fell races. I’ve recently won a gold medal at the Yorkshire Veterans’ 10k Championships. I have qualifications in massage, studio cycling, nutrition and weight management, exercise to music, gym and circuit training. I’ve been involved in the fitness industry for 15 years. I am also training to become a UK Athletics coach in running fitness.

Could exercise be the secret to a successful relationship? Do couples who train together stay together? In our special Valentine’s feature, we meet a couple whose romance blossomed thanks to a shared interest in exercise and fitness.

Beginners guide to running: part one. Running is one of the best ways to get in shape. It will help you to lose weight, improve your aerobic fitness, and boost your confidence. In the first of a three-part series Liz Champion explains how to get started. In part one we look at why running is good for you and focus on how to overcome the barriers to running.

Beginners guide to running: part two. Once you’ve decided to start training, you’ll need to make sure you have the right kit. You don’t need to spend lots of money on the latest gear, but it is worth investing in a good pair of running shoes and buying clothing that is made of breathable material to keep you dry and comfortable. Liz Champion looks at the key running kit to get you started.

Beginners guide to running: part three. To be published soon.

Full body workout with ViPR  If you’re looking for a full body workout that improves fitness and builds strength, why not try ViPR training?

img005La Manga Club

La Manga travel feature for Ultra Fit Magazine








Meet the A-team

An interview feature for Athletics Weekly magazine.






img008Going the Distance: a feature about the London Marathon for Ultra Fit magazine.







Running to Race: ‘Racing is one of the best ways to help improve your running. It helps keep you motivated and gives you something to aim for. Whether you’re thinking about entering your first race or want to beat your personal best, we’ve got the training plan to help.’ The feature was published in Ultra Fit.

Reader Challenge: Your turn to respond and post a personal best. If you’re struggling to smash your personal best why not take the Ultra Fit six weeks personal best challenge?

Preparing for your first race Taking part in your first race, whatever the distance, is really exciting. Whether you are racing for charity, fun or fitness, there is no better feeling than crossing the finish line and feeling pleased with yourself at a job well done.

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