Running guides

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Gear

Gear

All things running gear - including shoes, watches, jackets, and bags.

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Injury

Injury

How to avoid injury, recover quickly, and return to running.

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Inspiration

Inspiration

Running books, podcasts, routes, and ideas to give you that extra spring in your step.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

How to eat healthily to maximise training benefit and improve your overall fitness.

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Racing

Racing

How to prepare, how to execute, and how to bring it home.

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Training

Training

How to approach your running training to go harder, faster, for longer.

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Running racing guides

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The section of the site dedicated to race day. Wherever you are in the pack, we cover how to prepare, how to execute, and how to bring it home.
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Fast parkruns for a PB
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10 super fast parkruns to nail a new personal best

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To call parkrun an institution would be an understatement. The free weekly 5k timed run that started in the UK in 2004 is now enjoyed by over a quarter of a million people globally every Saturday morning (global pandemics allowing). We’re spoiled for choice for parkrun venues in the UK, [...]

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Seven nutritious products to fuel your way to success
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Seven nutritious products to fuel your way to success

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Getting your nutrition right is a key part of the game in running races, especially if you are going for a half marathon or longer distance. You have to consider how much you need for your distance and pace, as well as how to carry it, and everything should be [...]

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Six natural nutrition ideas for real running success
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Six natural nutrition ideas for real running success

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There are thousands of running nutrition products on the market (see our favourites here), but for some purists, especially the peculiar breed that is the ultra runner, natural is best. Ultra marathon running (anything over a marathon) requires you to have a real handle on your fuelling strategy to ensure [...]

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Seven tips for making the step up to marathon running
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Seven tips for making the step up to marathon running

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So you think you want to run a marathon? The step up to 26.2 miles is one that can be as daunting as it is exciting. Marathon running is on the up, and you don’t have to wait to get a place in a big city race to run the [...]

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10 ways to run better 10ks

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The 10k is a classic distance for any runner. For many, venturing into the world of racing 6.2 miles comes at the start of their running journey, due to the many 10k races in the calendar, but it’s also an ever-present for runners who have been doing this for a [...]

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Five reasons to join a running club

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For a little too long, running clubs were seen to have something of an exclusive, even elite membership. The rise of running in the last decade, helped in the UK by the phenomenon that is parkrun, has seen a surge in running club memberships, from traditional competitive athletics clubs to [...]

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Runner's legs
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Five ways to run a faster 5k

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Many runners start with 5k, thanks in no small way to parkrun and couch to 5k programmes. But as we pursue longer (or shorter) races and faster times, how much time do we spend trying to nail that 5k personal best? We’ve put together some tips to get you faster [...]