Racing


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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Top Festive Running Events to get you in the Christmas Spirit

Now that December is finally here the countdown to Christmas can officially begin. Here at Iffley Road we think there’s no better way to fully embrace the Christmas spirit (and...

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The virtues of the Christmas Day run

Over the last few years I have opted to lace up my running trainers and head out into the cold for a run on Christmas Day. To non-runners (including most...

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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

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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Last Minute Tips for a Running Race

So you've got a race coming up in a few days. Whether you've stuck to your training plan or spent the last few months drinking cider and eating crisps, you've...

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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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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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How to prepare for a Marathon - Race Day Strategy

As the 23rd April looms, for many, the prospect of the London Marathon race day fills them with equal doses of excitement and jangling nerves! With months of training all...

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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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How to run faster in 2017

What are you going to do differently this year to improve your running?  We all make resolutions; to stick more rigidly to our training schedules, to do some core work...

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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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Top Mind Games Before you Race

Decide whether it's an A or B race for you. If it's not the key race of your season you can see it as more of a stepping stone to your main goal. If it's just a B race you'll feel more relaxed and you won't need to taper for so long before the race....

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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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