Penny's articles have been published all over the world. Her range of topics includes sports, nutrition, travel and business. Here is a selection of the finest.
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Ruth Croft might not be the first name that pops to mind when talking about New Zealand's trail running celebrities- but maybe it should be. Penny Comins caught up with the tiny Westport pocket rocket who brought the kiwi flag to the podium at the World Series Finale, Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc.
Ultimately we need fuel to get speed, but as the weather cools and our motivation to hit the trail wanes, it is important to keep the winter bulge in check to perform at a high level. A runner weighing 73 kilograms has to generate 6.5 per cent more energy to run the same pace as a runner weighing 68 kilograms. Penny Comins looks at some ways to keep active and fight the flab.
The English have a great saying, 'There is no such thing as bad weather just poor clothing choices.' Penny Comins gets under the skin to determine what you should have next to your skin when the weather is ugly.
Event director Penny Comins hopes Steelman will appeal to families. "All ages and skill levels are welcome, and it's a really fun thing for families to do together. Some of the challenges may be easier for kids, some they may need help with."
Heading out to the Manaslu Mountain Trail Race, Nepal meant I was looking for anything that could help me get through the eight stages, 216 kilometres and 14,422 meters of elevation. I had the kit sorted; fitness was where it could be so I looked to technique. I knew that having an efficient technique would mean I was using less energy to move faster. Thus resulting in less time on my feet, faster day on day recovery and an overall more enjoyable experience.
Nutrition and fitness coach Penny Comins wants to share her love for fitness and outdoors with Squadron members.
I'll be the first to admit I am a fair weather runner, the hotter the better, any chance of rain and I start moaning. Winter is not my favourite time of year. For at least four months I have to face up to keep the devil falling from the sky and stay fit. Penny Comins explores some cross training options to keep you fit, motivated and warm over winter.
Contributor Penny is passionate about sharing her huge love for the outdoors with motivated individuals; she describes 'realising a dream through pushing your mind and body in the outdoor environment' as the ultimate gift.
We are officially in Autumn and will be until the end of May. Although the sun may be high in the sky and we are still experiencing hot days, you will notice darker mornings again, and the lush selection of berries at affordable prices have gone. Penny Comnis sees no reason to be disheartened; Autumn brings copious seasonal fruit and vegetables and an excuse to start the red wines by the fire after a crisp day out on the trails.