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Buying the right running shoes is important if you want to stay injury free, perform as well as you can, and run comfortably. Running shoes should be an investment, and one you are going to need to look after. Most running shoes will cost in the region of £100 and [...]
To call parkrun an institution would be an understatement. The free weekly 5k timed run that started in the UK in 2004 is now enjoyed by over a quarter of a million people globally every Saturday morning (global pandemics allowing). We’re spoiled for choice for parkrun venues in the UK, [...]
Getting your nutrition right is a key part of the game in running races, especially if you are going for a half marathon or longer distance. You have to consider how much you need for your distance and pace, as well as how to carry it, and everything should be [...]
You are ready to up the distance and commit to your first half marathon, or you’re ready to run your best ever half in a faster time. Wherever you are in your running journey, there are always ways to tweak your half marathon. Here are our tips to make yours [...]
There are thousands of running nutrition products on the market (see our favourites here), but for some purists, especially the peculiar breed that is the ultra runner, natural is best. Ultra marathon running (anything over a marathon) requires you to have a real handle on your fuelling strategy to ensure [...]
It shouldn’t take a pandemic to get us all thinking about how best to work out at home, but during the Covid-19 pandemic, that’s what happened. Purchases of home gym equipment like kettlebells, mats and treadmills soared as many desperately sought ways to stay fit during the lockdown. Here we [...]
So you think you want to run a marathon? The step up to 26.2 miles is one that can be as daunting as it is exciting. Marathon running is on the up, and you don’t have to wait to get a place in a big city race to run the [...]
One of the easiest ways to pick up a running injury is by running in shoes which are past their effective life. But running shoes are expensive, and if your mileage is high, the cost (and environmental impact) of constantly replacing them quickly adds up. So what, I hear you [...]
Running is often seen as a free and relatively accessible sport for all. All you really need to be able to run is a decent pair of trainers and the will to go out and do it. But with an ever increasing opportunity to buy kit, a growing range of [...]
The 10k is a classic distance for any runner. For many, venturing into the world of racing 6.2 miles comes at the start of their running journey, due to the many 10k races in the calendar, but it’s also an ever-present for runners who have been doing this for a [...]
Increasing the number of miles that you run per week is arguably the most reliable way of improving your performance as a runner. But it’s also one of the most common causes of injury in runners. As you increase the amount of strain you put on your body, if you [...]
Running really is just one foot in front of the other – add whatever enhancements you like, but the main thing you really need to get right in your kit is your trainers. Getting the right pair of running shoes can be the key difference between running your personal best, [...]
Podcasts give us a feeling of companionship and route to inspiration that takes up much less time and concentration than reading a book. We can also take them out on the run! Here are some of our favourites.
For a little too long, running clubs were seen to have something of an exclusive, even elite membership. The rise of running in the last decade, helped in the UK by the phenomenon that is parkrun, has seen a surge in running club memberships, from traditional competitive athletics clubs to [...]
Many runners start with 5k, thanks in no small way to parkrun and couch to 5k programmes. But as we pursue longer (or shorter) races and faster times, how much time do we spend trying to nail that 5k personal best? We’ve put together some tips to get you faster [...]
It might surprise you to read that one of the best ways to achieve a new PB doesn’t involve running. Strength and conditioning, a form of additional, functional training, will get you stronger and let you run longer as it helps you to fight off injury. You don’t need a [...]
Busy schedules, family life and the preponderance of Spring marathons can mean that in Autumn and Winter months of training, we are often out there in the dark. Running gives us escape, thinking time and routine, and running in the dark shouldn’t take any of those things away. Being aware [...]
Getting injured can be part of who we are as runners, but it shouldn’t come to define our identity. There are ways you can adapt your training and lifestyle to carry on running injury free for longer, meaning you can have less disruption and hopefully better results. Here are our [...]
Because running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other, we’ve compiled a list of the books that every runner should read.
Getting injured sucks. Returning from injury is exciting, especially if you’ve had a long lay off from running. Here are our top tips for a comeback that’s safe and will have you running better than ever.