Run for the Journey

Run for the Journey

Recommended Races for 2018
Arguably, one of the more exciting parts of resetting for the New Year ahead is choosing what races you are going to attempt.  So we asked #TeamIffley what their favourite...
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New York Marathon by Numbers

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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How to Pack for an Ultra

How to Pack for an Ultra

Part of the beauty of running lies in its simplicity. Grab a t-shirt and some shorts, chuck on a pair of trainers and you are ready to hit the road/trail.  But some races require a little more planning.

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Chasing the Sub Two-Hour Marathon

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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Doing It By Half - How to Prepare for a Half Marathon

Doing It By Half - How to Prepare for a Half Marathon

“13.1. It's not 'just a half'. It's an accomplishment." I once saw this race sign as I was doing a half marathon – and the message really rings true. But the beauty...
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Ever Thought of Doing an Ultra-Marathon?

Ever Thought of Doing an Ultra-Marathon?

A decade ago if you told people you were running an ultra-marathon the most common response was “What’s that?” closely followed by with a bemused “Why?”. Today it’s much more...
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What's it like to run the London Marathon

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

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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What it's Like to Run the Boston Marathon

What it's Like to Run the Boston Marathon

Qualifying for the race I qualified for the Boston Marathon by running 2:54 in the 2016 London Marathon. The requirement was to run sub 3:02:51. As Lorna had also achieved...
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Putting it Into Practice - Real Runners and their Mental Strategy

Putting it Into Practice - Real Runners and their Mental Strategy

Last week, we spoke to coach James Beckinsale about how to mentally prepare for a marathon. It turns out there are a number of attitudes, methods, tricks and exercises one...
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How to Mentally Prepare for a Marathon

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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