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Memorable Running Scenes from Films

If you think that the beating heart of cinema is defined by the petrol-fuelled antics of Fast and Furious or The French Connection, look away now because, for us, the...

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6 Must-Read Running Biographies

There’s nothing I like more than curling up with a good running book, especially after a hard run.  In fact, I’m such a running book nerd, I’ve forced myself to...

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Running as Stress Relief

You might think you are too busy to run - especially around Christmas.  But #TeamIffley ambassador and running coach, Shaun Dixon explains why running is the best form of stress relief.

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Learning to enjoy the run commute

Cameron Saunders, #TeamIffley Ambassador writes about learning to enjoy the run commute. Feel good - beat the traffic.

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The Joys of Cross Country Running

The season is almost upon us...

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The joys of autumn running

As the Indian Summer draws to a close we start to look forward to the joys of autumn running. Here’s half a dozen our things we really love about this...

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Three Men on a Track - Interview Part II

Last week we caught up with Rune Sanbeck, a busy professional, keen runner and dad of two to find out what inspires him to run. This week we meet his...

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Three Men on a Track - Interview Part I

Most of us get the evening jogging thing. A gentle 20 minute trot round the park and you can crack open the beer and order in a pizza with a...

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Rest up

I was surprised the other week when two of my fellow runners turned up for our Monday night club run. Both had completed half marathons the day before, but here they were back in training, even pushing the pace. With marathon training in full swing for many of us, it’s easy to get caught up in th...

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The Thrill of Winning

Most of us will never win. It's a fact that we tend to run for a number of different and varied reasons, but for the vast majority of us winning is not what we're about

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What Inspires You To Run

If getting out the door on a cold February day is a challenge, try thinking about what inspires you to run...

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Taking A Rest

By my early thirties, I had fallen in love with running. My life revolved around training and racing. I obsessed about gear; I bought every magazine, read every book, studied training regimes and could recite the mantras of Lydiard, Cerutty and Stampfl. 

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Marathon Legends

To mark the London Marathon, we thought it was time to think about which marathoners have become Legends. We wanted to do a Top 10 but, with so many great contenders, it proved impossible. Here are 25 Marathon Legends...

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Seaford Photoshoot

We like to carry out our photo shoots in places we have a connection with. Ideally somewhere we know through training or racing. Seaford, on England’s south coast, fitted the bill perfectly…

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Diary of an Injured Runner - I'm Going Barefoot

I'm going barefoot. No I don't mean I'm taking up barefoot running. After many years of injury I’m not convinced my biomechanics are good enough for that. I mean that from now on - whenever possible - I'm wearing neither socks nor shoes…

 

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New Year Goal Setting

While January is a natural time for goal setting, the best goals are ones which last the whole year. It’s easy for our New Year running resolutions to be abandoned. Our running can go stale and become a chore. Goal setting helps. Particularly if your goals are about more than just performance.

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The Joys of the Christmas Day Run

Runners, more than most, are aware of seasons and tradition. Our year has a natural rhythm to it. Digging out our studs for the start of the cross-country season in October. The first spring run in shorts. Many of us also have our own Christmas running traditions…

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Diary of an Injured Runner - My New Toes

I keep staring at my new toes. They may still be a little swollen, but they are functional. After so many years of unexplained running injuries, misdiagnosis and a failed foot operation, I’m so happy am I want to hug the foot surgeon…

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Diary of an Injured Runner - The Deed Is Done

The deed is done. My big toe has been chopped in two and a screw inserted. It is now precisely 4mm longer than it was one week ago (and back...

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Diary of an Injured Runner

First it had to be a footpath. Then it was grass. Finally even the treadmill made my foot hurt. There was nothing for it. Another visit to the foot surgeon…

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