Running Features


The Podcast Series: Episode 2

Our Podcast Series continues with an interview with Gillian Sanders, 2012 and 2016 Olympian and 2014 Commonwealth Silver medallist. In 2011 Gillian made the incredibly brave move of quitting her job...

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Plogging – Get Fit While Saving The Planet

You may have heard the term "plogging" floating about a fair bit recently, but what is it and why would you want to get involved? Well first, let me give...

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Turbocharge Your parkrun

You’ve got the parkrun bug. You’ve improved quite a bit and want that improvement to continue. Yet you seem to be struggling to improve. Each week the parkrun seems to...

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Celebrate Global Running Day

Wednesday June 6th is Global Running Day, “a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving.” The perfect excuse to try something different! Whether you’re a seasoned runner...

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An Expert's Guide to Hydration

Some runners really struggle to take on fluids when they run; the swooshing feeling in our stomachs can be uncomfortable, carrying a bottle can weigh us down and getting your...

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5 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy at Work

Sitting at a desk for a long time can make it difficult to find the motivation and energy to work efficiently, never mind consciously work towards being healthy at the...

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Finding Romance Through Running

With the Royal Wedding in mind, we've turned our attention to how running can lead to romance.  It's well proven that couples that have similar interests are more likely to...

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The Ultimate Lunchtime Workouts: Part II

In part two of our Lunchtime Workouts series, Team Iffley's Tom Wheatley takes us through an efficient lunchtime strength training workout, that will help you become a stronger runner. As a...

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The Best parkruns For 2018

Love your local parkrun, but fancy a bit of a change? Why not give “parkrun tourism” a go, and join the increasing community of runners exploring the world one Saturday...

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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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Should You Post Your Workouts on Social Media?

You've dragged yourself to the gym or out for a run, and you've put your everything into a brutal session. Now you want to share your accomplishment with the world....

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How to Keep up Your Running on Holiday

Heading off for an Easter break with family or friends, but worried your running will suffer? Here are our top six tips for a guilt-free break without losing undue fitness… ...

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Running and Relationships

Many couples meet through running. Team Iffley Ambassador Steve Skinner, talks about how he met his partner Lorna through running and the joy they experience running together... I have been...

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How to Practise Mindful Running

In this week's Journal Tina Chantrey sheds light on how to introduce mindfulness into your running training and explores its potential to transform your relationship with running. Mindful running Mindful running....

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Top Tips for a Great Night's Sleep

The importance of sleep cannot be understated, particularly for us runners. Certified Sleep Coach Max Kirsten takes us through the reasons behind this, and recommends steps you can take to get a better...

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Make a Date with Your Diary

This week, we hear from Dr Matt Long, editorial contributor to Athletics Weekly magazine who gives his thoughts on the benefits of keeping a handwritten training log. In this very Journal on...

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How Walking Can Benefit Your Running

As a runner, the suggestion of walking for exercise can sound a bit strange - the equivalent of a powerlifter picking up some little 2kg weights and effortlessly curling in...

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How to Become Part of The Running Community

When I began running in 2011 little did I know I was joining such an incredible community. As I ran my first half marathon, The Ruby Run in Devon, I...

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Art on the Run - A Runner's Eye View of London at Christmas

Last year, #TeamIffley's Steve Skinner traded in his camera for a sketchpad to draw some of his favourite scenery from his run commute in London. This year he's back with some...

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It's the Little Things - How Accessories Make a Difference

I’m going to be completely honest here, I like “stuff”. I like seeing adverts for fancy new speaker systems or headphones and justifying in my head why I need them....

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