Shillingston to Stourpaine 10km Walk or Run

This route is simple, no map reading needed, just park up and head out along the trailway. Whether you choose to walk or run it it will be a nice little route to keep handy for training in North Dorset. The route is near enough 10km making it an excellent training route for any 10km plus runs you’ve got planned.

Distance:

10km

Difficulty

Easy – Flat walking on trailway path

Start/Finish:

Trailway Carpark nr Shillingstone Grid Ref: ST 82250 11956

Map

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Optional Stop:

The White Horse & Shillingstone Railway Station

Time:

about 2 Hours (without a stop)

 

The Route

The route starts at the new trailway car park near shillingstone station and heads onto the trailway, exit the car park turning right under the old railway bridge, immediately after turn right to follow the footpath leading onto the trailway, after a short distance you’ll enter Shillingstone Railway Station, there is a Cafe here if you’d like to start with a cuppa! Continue along the old railway platform leading back onto the trailway. The route stays on the trailway all the way to Stourpaine and is well signposted.

On reaching the village of Stourpaine, follow the road to the crossroads, continue straight over and slightly uphill to the main road of the A350, on your right in The White Horse, this makes for an excellent stop for refreshments or lunch. Retrace your steps all the way to Shillingston Station and trailway carpark to complete the walk.


Trailway Carpark near Shillingstone Station

Trailway Carpark near Shillingstone Station

Exit of Carpark to Trailway near Shillngstone Station

Exit of Carpark to Trailway near Shillingstone Station

 

Vegetable coconut curry with sweet potato noodles

Vegetable coconut curry with sweet potato noodles

(V, VG, DF, P, GF) – Serves 2
 
Cooking time – 22 mins Prep time – 5 mins

A flavoursome easy dish to make. Versatile that ingredients can be substituted to be made for meat eaters too. If you don’t have a spiralizer then serve with rice.
 
 
Ingredients
  • ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large carrot, peeled & sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tbsp curry powder of your choice
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • Handful of coriander, chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste
For the sweet potato noodles
  • ½ tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled & spiralized
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Directions
  • Heat ½ tbsp of oil on medium heat & cook carrots for about 3 mins until they begin to soften.
  • Add pepper, broccoli, onion, ginger & cook for about 3 mins to soften.
  • Add curry powder and cook for about 1 min to release fragrance.
  • Add coconut milk & bring to boil, turn down heat & simmer for 15 mins, stirring occasionally until the sauce begins to thicken. Season
  • While the sauce is cooking add ½ tbsp oil to a separate pan on medium heat. Spiralize the potato using 3mm blade & add to the pan. Cook noodles, stirring often until they begin to wilt, about 10 mins. Season. Serve between 2 bowls & garnish with chopped coriander.
Enjoy!
 
Tried & tested by Nikki!
V – Vegetarian VG – Vegan DF – Dairy Free P – Paleo GF – Gluten free

Do I Need to Have a Gym Membership?

Absolutely not, we have Online Training Plans that can be done with no equipment and ultimately your personal trainers don’t work in gyms. The are fully mobile and are specialist at training clients with little to no equipment everyday and you will benefit from their expertise in your training plan.

If you have a gym membership, your trainer can include machines and equipment to build your plan and likewise if you have a bunch of home gym equipment your trainer will take advantage of this when building your training plan.

What happens after I sign Up?

After signing up you will be set up on oue Online Training Platform and sent a consultation form to complete, essentially a list of questions to find out more about you, your current fitness and experince levels and what type of equipment you have avalible, if any. This is normally sent the same day, depending if you have purchased a pre-set plan or a bespoke trainin plan will determine the speed in which your programme will be ready. Pre-set plans will be sent right away however a bespoke plan needs to be put together by your trainer and this can take a few days.

  • Step 1 – Online Consultation

This stage is completed through an online form, you’ll provide your trainer with all the information they need to build a custom training plan. Once received the trainer might need additional details from you and will introduce themselves via the in app messaging system and via a video call.

  • Step 2 – Building your Plan

Your trainer gets to work building your training plan, using the information provide you’ll have your training plan delivered within 7 days, you’ll be able to log into the training app to see your plan. Now it’s down to you.

  • Step 3 – Get to Work

Now it’s down to you, you now have all the information and structured training plan to achive your goal;s, get to work and stay focused, your trainer will check in on you on a weekly basis. They are watching and can see what you check off each day.

What is Online Personal Training

Quite simply Online Personal Training is a training plan that’s delivered to you online put together by one of our qualified personal trainers. Your training plan is provided to you though smartphone and web apps with exercise videos, all your workouts and daily schedule of activities and reminders. This is backed up with in-app messing and email to keep you motivated and your trainer is always on hand to answer any questions you have.

Technology and the power of the internet means we can provide the same in person accountability, structured training plan and highly effective workouts we deliver every day in the real world to anyone, anywhere at a fraction of the cost of in-person training. Anyone can benefit from having someone to hold them accountable for their workouts and eating clean in order to help them reach their fitness and health goals.

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Snacking is key to weight loss

Diet & healthy eating is a hugely confusing area with every book you read contradicting the last one, ditch all carbs, only eat protein or starve yourself 2 days a week. Nearly all complete rubbish, so why do we go for it? Because it’s easier than hard work! When people want to lose weight they pick up the latest diet book, there is a huge market for this stuff and no shortage of so called experts explain their latest diet. In this blog post, I’ll cover one of the most basic weight loss tools which is ‘actually eating’ and often.

My view on diet is that no one needs to go on a diet, unless morbidly obese in which case a massive calorie reduction diet designed by a qualified nutritionist is required. Therefore for the rest of us all we have to do is eat healthy, eat balanced portions and eat often, that’s it!

Snacking is the key

Around your main meals of the day you should be snacking, every 2 to 3 hours at least, for some this might come at a bit of a shock! ‘I’m trying to lose weight, I must eat less” NO! you need to control your portions, eat sensible food at the right times of day and increase activity level.

Let’s cover the WHY! Your body is designed to survive, and it’s very clever at making sure you do, therefore if you decide to give it less fuel, less often, it switches to starvation mode which has the physiological effect on the body on consuming less energy, storing as much additional energy as possible as fat and lowering metabolism, all in order to conserve your fat reserves! Whoo, wait we are trying to lose weight and fat, we don’t want to slow down our bodies using fat for energy! Exactly!

You’ve no doubt met the skinny guy or girl who eats non stop and is yet relatively slim, well these people have a well trained metabolism, they are not ‘lucky’ there bodies just know that they are likely to get food often and that fuel is not something they need to actively conserve so their body will just burn it up as and when it likes, as much as it likes. Having said this, it’s not a ticket to get down McDonald’s and go mad, off course what you eat needs to be healthy and well balanced.

The key to snacking is therefore to stop your body going into starvation mode and promote an increase in metabolic rate.

What snacks

As long as it’s healthy, contributes positively to your daily food portions and doesn’t unbalance your food groups, almost anything is OK. Steer clear of crappy snacks with empty calories, chocolate, crisps, biscuits and the like, they have no nutritional benefit for you. Fruit, yoghurt, handful of nuts are good examples of healthy snacks.

 

Tone your snacks down as your progress throughout the day and avoid snacking past 7pm at night or several hours before you go to bed, make sure you start the day with breakfast and your metabolism will be on fire.