Running guides

Gear

Gear

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

Injury

Injury

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

Inspiration

Inspiration

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

Nutrition

Nutrition

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

Racing

Racing

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

Training

Training

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

Running training guides

Tips, guides, and advice on how to approach your running training to go harder, faster, for longer - and bag new PBs in the process.

Five home workouts for runners
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Five home workouts for runners

It shouldn’t take a pandemic to get us all thinking about how best to work out at home, but during the Covid-19 pandemic, that’s what happened. Purchases of home gym equipment like kettlebells, mats and treadmills soared as many desperately sought ways to stay fit during the lockdown. Here we [...]

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Five reasons to join a running club

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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Five ways to run a faster 5k

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 [...]

Six natural nutrition ideas for real running success

Six natural nutrition ideas for real running success

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 [...]

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

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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Six strength and conditioning moves to up your running game

It might surprise you to read that one of the best ways to achieve a new PB doesn’t involve running. Strength and conditioning, a form of additional, functional training, will get you stronger and let you run longer as it helps you to fight off injury. You don’t need a [...]

Five tips for running safely in the dark
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Five tips for running safely in the dark

Busy schedules, family life and the preponderance of Spring marathons can mean that in Autumn and Winter months of training, we are often out there in the dark. Running gives us escape, thinking time and routine, and running in the dark shouldn’t take any of those things away. Being aware [...]

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How to increase your running mileage without getting injured

Increasing the number of miles that you run per week is arguably the most reliable way of improving your performance as a runner. But it’s also one of the most common causes of injury in runners. As you increase the amount of strain you put on your body, if you [...]

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10 ways to run better 10ks

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 [...]

10 ways to run your best half marathon
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10 ways to run your best half marathon

You are ready to up the distance and commit to your first half marathon, or you’re ready to run your best ever half in a faster time. Wherever you are in your running journey, there are always ways to tweak your half marathon. Here are our tips to make yours [...]