Run for the Journey

Run for the Journey

12 Inspirational Mile Runners
With the Olympics fast approaching, we take a look at that iconic middle distance event the mile – somehow more magical than 1500m – and some of the inspirational athletes who brought times down over the years.
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6 Reasons to Love Summer Running

6 Reasons to Love Summer Running

Longer days and warmer weather - summer is well and truly here. The heat and humidity make it notoriously challenging, but there is so much to love about summer running....
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How to Get Involved with Global Running Day

How to Get Involved with Global Running Day

The first Wednesday in June 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...
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How To Improve Your Cardiovascular Endurance

How To Improve Your Cardiovascular Endurance

We all want to improve our running fitness, but sometimes training relentlessly, without structure, can lead to a plateau in performance. Understanding what we are asking our bodies to do,...
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6 Tips for Running the Perfect Mile

6 Tips for Running the Perfect Mile

May is always “mile month” for us as we celebrate the anniversary of the first sub-four-minute mile at the Iffley Road track, Oxford, back in 1954. So why not attempt...
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The Return to parkrun – 6 Week Training Plan

The Return to parkrun – 6 Week Training Plan

As we progress along the roadmap out of lockdown, one key date for the running community is the return of parkrun on 5th June. We give you a six-week training...
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Q&A: 38-Minute 10k at Age 65 – Part Two

Q&A: 38-Minute 10k at Age 65 – Part Two

We recently interviewed Dan Schlesinger, an acclaimed local artist who finished 3rd at the 1982 New York Marathon (behind Alberto Salazar). Dan also illustrated the Japanese edition Harry Potter books...
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Can Cycling Improve My Running?

Can Cycling Improve My Running?

Cross training in general, and cycling in particular, can greatly improve your running performance. We explain how... Runners are renowned for being stubborn. They love running so much they can’t...
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Can Walking Make You A Better Runner?

Can Walking Make You A Better Runner?

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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Treadmill Training: Sessions and Advice

Treadmill Training: Sessions and Advice

  With lockdown still in force, unseasonably cold spring weather and many of us looking after children during the working week, treadmills have their place. So we asked sub-70 half...
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Top 10 Podcasts

Top 10 Podcasts

Not only do we all need a little extra motivation to get out of the door during the winter months, but running as we know it is, well… different. Many...
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