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Ben Lowe - 6 Marathons in 6 Days Challenge Begins

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Raising money for charity, Ben Lowe, Account Manager at SockMine has undertaken the impressive challenge of completing six marathons in six days.   6 MARATHONS IN 6 DAYS   A marathon is a gruelling challenge that takes a huge amount of training, determination and will power to prepare for. Six marathons on consecutive days is almost unspeakable.   But for Jason Easy, Katie Ball and Ben Lowe of the SockMine team, this will soon be...

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9 Top tips for the Day Before a Marathon

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So it’s the day before the big race and the nerves are starting to set in. Months and months of training and it all comes down to this. With so much to think about, it is easy to lose focus on the stuff that really matters. The following tips have been collated to keep you calm, injury free and prepare you in the best way possible for your marathon. We hope you find them useful and...

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SockMine Lends Support to Local Homeless Project

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

Nottinghamshire sock manufacturer SockMine is working with local homeless project, the Beacon Centre, to provide fresh, clean socks to its users.   The firm, based in Sutton-in-Ashfield, will support those who use the centre by providing free pairs of its workwear socks, which are thick, sturdy, warm and comfortable. For every ten pairs of SockMine socks sold throughout the year, the firm will donate one pair to the centre.   Based in Mansfield, the Beacon is...

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Yard Socks, Equestrian Socks and Competition Socks - Is There Really a Difference?

Posted by Josh Barr-Rostron on

If you love horse riding, you will know about the amount of footwear available on the market for different activities. In order to get the most out of your boots, you need the best possible socks to match. At SockMine, we offer Yard Socks, Equestrian Socks and Competition Socks, so you can care for your feet all day long. If you’re just mucking out the stables, you’ll be in your wellies. If you’re in training, you’ll more...

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My Approach to Training for 6 Marathons in 6 Days

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MY APPROACH TO TRAINING – WHERE TO BEGIN Training for one marathon is in itself a huge challenge. One which takes grit, determination, and many, many hours of pounding the pavements. So how do I even begin to think about how to train for 6 of these things happening on 6 consecutive days? My own approach to training is a tricky one. As I have never even attempted a marathon before, I needed a plan...

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