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11 Tips for a Successful Running Streak

Over the last few years I have taken part in various running streaks, the first of them was in November 2013 as a way to build base fitness ahead of...

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How to Get Started with Ultra Running

When conversation turns to Ultra marathons with friends and other runners of shorter distances, inevitably I will hear something along the lines of "I could never run that far..."  Well,...

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How to Run your Best Mile

Last Friday, to mark the anniversary of the 4 minute mile #TeamIffley ambassador James Beckinsale held a session about how to improve your Mile Time at the Iffley Road track...

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Best Runs in Los Angeles - Beverly Hills to Santa Monica and Griffith Park Observatory

It’s early Sunday evening and the sun’s already setting over the glimmering sprawl of Los Angeles. Across to the other side of my Airbus 380 lies the vast Pacific Ocean,...

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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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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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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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How to Pace for a Marathon - Training and in the Race

So you've sealed your Marathon place and started chalking up the training miles. But have you set yourself a race target and how do you start training towards this goal?...

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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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6 Gym Exercises to Help Build Strength for Running

Training for running events by running, as you’d probably expect, is a very good idea. It’s pretty much a necessity in fact, if you want to maintain, improve and progress...

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Try a new challenge in 2017

What are you going to do differently in 2017?   There’s no better way to reignite your love of running by trying a new challenge.

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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 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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Staying Run Fit Over Christmas

  For most of us, not just the fitness types, the enjoyment of Christmas doesn't come without a price. That feeling as the New Year draws in that we may have...

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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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Top Tips for Running in the Dark

As an ultrarunner, I find winter a tough time. My season typically runs April to October and these are the days I long for - the sunny, warm, camaraderie filled...

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Art on the Run - a runner's eye view of London

#TeamIffley ambassador Steve Skinner lives, works and runs in London. But unlike most of us, who tend to share our running snaps via social media, Steve prefers to reach for...

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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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Your Garden - Your Gym

If you’re one of those runners who absolutely hates the gym, read on.  It’s a myth – perpetuated by the gym industry – that most strength and conditioning (S&C) exercises...

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Strength & Conditioning for Runners

If you’re someone who loves running, it’s easy to disregard Strength & Conditioning (S&C) as something you don’t have time for. All the more so, if you are time pressed...

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