Marathons


An Expert's Guide to the London Marathon

The London Marathon is one of the world's biggest sporting events. If you ask a finisher what their highlights are they will most definitely mention the incredible atmosphere as you...

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How to Run Your Best Marathon

With spring marathon season well underway, for many, the prospect of race day fills them with equal doses of excitement and jangling nerves! With months of training all boiling down to just...

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How to Survive Your Long Runs

Struggling to find the motivation to get those long runs in? David Castle, editorial director at Men's Running UK, shares his top tips to help you find your running ‘mojo’ and...

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How to Get Your Marathon Training Back on Track

Marathon training not going to plan? All is not lost! Adjusting your goals, and incorpating a few new strategies, may help you get back on track. The marathon is seen...

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New York Marathon by Numbers

This weekend, New York City will host its 47th annual Marathon. The race is rich in history, records, and fun facts, and in this blog we take you through some of our favourites in numbers!

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Chasing the Sub Two-Hour Marathon

Just as Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile at #iffleyroad the sub-two-hour marathon will happen. It’s just a question of when.

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What's it like to run the London Marathon

There’s a military saying that no plan ever survives contact with the enemy. When it comes to marathon training, it’s injury and life that are that enemy. That, and trying...

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10 Post-Marathon Recovery Tips

The Spring Marathon season is well underway.  Whether you're doing London, Boston, Paris or another Spring marathon, few runners undertake a marathon lightly and this is bound to be one...

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How to Mentally Prepare for a Marathon

With the Spring marathon season round the corner, your “2017 A race” may well be in sight. Or even if it’s not your A race, it’s almost certainly one of...

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26 Fun Facts About Marathons

We bring you 26 facts about the Marathon. From horses to outer space, we've got a fun fact for every mile of this classic race distance. 

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What to Wear When You're Running a Marathon

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned marathoner, choosing the right kit for a spring marathon such as London is a really important decision.  The absolute golden rule is to...

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How to Train for a Marathon with a Busy Schedule

With a busy working schedule, regular business trips abroad and a family, it can be hard to fit in training for a Marathon. Since running my first official marathon –...

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10 Things that Could Make or Break your Marathon Abroad

Taking part in a marathon abroad can be an incredible experience. You may get to take in amazing scenery and enjoy electric atmospheres, but only if you can avoid a number...

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Top Tips for a Marathon Abroad

The New York Marathon is fast approaching. As our first big overseas race we’ll always have really fond memories of the trip. If you’re running New York, or any race...

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10 Marathon Mistakes to Avoid

With the wonderful London Marathon coming up this weekend, here are 10 common mistakes to avoid.

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Top 10 Smaller Marathons

City or country? Home or abroad? Spring or autumn? Here’s our personal selection of 10 smaller or quirkier marathons. We’d love to hear your views too…

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