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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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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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Top Tips for New Runners

Top tips for new runners Your 2017 new year’s resolutions may include starting running.  But how can you ensure that running becomes part of your life rather than part of...

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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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3 Top Tips for Running After Dark

With the hour change on Sunday, here are our 3 top tips for running safely after dark...

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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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Top Tips for Running on Holiday

You can still have a good, well-deserved break from your regular training pattern and incorporate running into your new vacation routine.  So here are some top tips for running on holiday.

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Top Ten Running Books

1) What I Talk About When I Talk about Running - Haruki Murakami Beautifully written, sell-deprecating and funny memoir, capturing the struggles of an ageing runner. 2) Paula: My Story...

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5 Quick Trail Running Tips

There is, quite possibly, nothing more exhilarating than taking to the trails when you are a runner.  Not only can you bag a solid training session over challenging terrain, you also get to explore nature.

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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 Tips for Running to Work

Have you ever considered running to work?  Here are our 10 Top Tips...

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Top 10 Tips for Running with Your Dog

Many people fancy the idea of running with a dog but how easy is this and how do you get started? Having never run with a dog until the last year here are our top 10 tips...

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10 Tips to a Great Xmas for Runners

Our number one tip is to consider the Xmas and New Year weeks to be a total rest period.  But if you want to carry on running read on...

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Turbo Charge Your Park Run

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 be getting harder and your times are hardly improving at all. You’re training quite a bit and you really want to include parkrun in ...

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How Long To Run A Mile

Today’s the anniversary of the female Mile WR (4:12:56 set by Svetlana Masterkova on August 14th 1996). Many of us know how long it would take us to run 10K but far fewer know how long it would take to run a Mile...

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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 Places to Run in Britain

Bored of running the same old route, or taking part in the same races every year? Why not try our 10 most interesting runs to spruce up your spring training and set your motivation on fire! Don’t forget to pack both sunscreen and a windproof jacket!

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Top 10 Long Training Run Tips

Take hydration and snacks Don’t rely on water fountains on route – they may not be working. We recommend taking on gels or equivalent every 30-45 minutes from halfway through your distance. 2. Start slow and judge the pace There’s no need for a warm up on a long run but we would recommend tr...

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