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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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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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Canicross - Tips for Running with your Dog

After running with my dog, Monty, for nearly 18 months I thought a canicross race would be a piece of cake.  We’d been running together most days at a gentle...

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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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