This Is Revel Sports – Running. Fitness. Tech.

A blog about beating your best created by a group of three runners (Alex, Michael, Esme).

We used the conoravirus pandemic as an opportunity to get fit, get outdoors and get running. This blog is our passion project, a way to share our adventure as we discuss all things: running, fitness and tech.

Want to beat your personal bests and push yourself to the next level?

Let’s get to it!

New on Revel Sports:

Our Fitness and Running Guides

Run Better

Boost your performance with our race-specific running guides. We discuss everything from training schedules and workout plans, to individual strategies for 5Ks, 10Ks, marathons and more.

Train Harder

We cover all the latest training and fitness trends – from popular social networks (Strava addiction, anyone?!), to wearables, and the most effective ways to improve your fitness.

Optimise Your Gear

From personal reviews of our latest New Shoe Days to round-ups of the best fitness apparel, here’s our two cents on the best gear for optimal performance in your next workout.

Track Your Fitness

If you’re a fitness enthusiast who also happens to be a data geek, you’ve come to the right place! Our training calculators help you adapt your training plan and achieve the best possible times.

Useful Tools For Runners

Avoid burnout and get your optimal training paces for easy runs, tempo runs, VO2 Max runs, speed runs and long runs with our training pace calculator.

Got a race coming up soon? Get a predicted finish time and optimise your training plan for a 5K, 10K, 10 mile, half marathon or marathon using our pace chart timings.

Want to measure your current fitness levels? Use our free VO2 Max Calculator to get an assessment of your current VO2 Max score. Track the gains and improve your PBs!

The Team Behind Revel Sports

Alex Randall

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The lead editor here at Revel Sports. It was Alex’s idea to take our post-club-run chats and try to build a website out of them.

He is responsible for dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s when any of us have something to post. (Basically: it’s all his fault)

A ferocious 5K powerhouse on his day, Alex is known for not understanding the meaning of the term ‘negative split‘. That and his shocking training-wear choices.

Michael Paulson

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Michael is a frequent contributor, which is a miracle to us as he quite literally runs for days with the rest of his time.

An ultra marathon specialist, Mike is the kind of guy who posts a 30K Morning Run on Strava before we’ve had our breakfast and prefixes it with the smart-assery:

“Guess I wasn’t feeling it today.”

He runs like he writes: slow with bits flying everywhere.

Esme Sanders

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Esme is a frequent contributor who manages to stay much more neutral on these pages than she ever manages after a glass of wine at club night.

She is a 5K-10K specialist, albeit one with over twenty half-marathons under her belt.

Esme divides her time between a busy career, two kids, yoga, pilates AND a busier race schedule than anybody else can manage on Team Revel Sports.