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The half marathon is one of the most popular running distances, with millions of runners completing them worldwide. When it comes to tips for half marathon running, these half marathon guides have got you covered. We’ll explore the best ways for running a half marathon, what to eat before running a half marathon, and a beginner half marathon training plan.

How long is a half marathon? Half marathon training plans + 7 tips for race success

The half marathon is one of the most popular race distances in the world. You may be wondering: “How long is a half marathon?” A half marathon is exactly half the distance of a marathon at 13.1 miles. For many runners, this is a major milestone in their running journey.  It’s a good distance to …

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7 of the best running workouts to build endurance, strength and speed 

Running is one of the most popular sports in the world. It’s accessible and simple to start running – all you really need is motivation and some gear and off you go. Whether you’ve been running for a few months or a few years, the time normally comes when you want to learn how to …

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Running VO2 Max charts: What is good VO2 Max for my age and gender?

There are many ways to track your fitness levels, from heart rate to calories burned to steps walked to miles run. Many of these fitness markers can be tracked and measured using a GPS running watch or running app.  However, there’s one fitness marker that cannot be measured using your watch or a running app: …

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Carb loading for runners: Foods to eat and mistakes to avoid

For many runners, carb loading is done the week before a long-distance run or race. Carb loading for runners is a well-known race strategy to help you perform better on race day.  You may have heard of the term ‘carb loading’ in the running community. For many long distance runners, it’s a rite of passage …

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What do I need on race day? The ultimate running race day checklist

When you train for your first half marathon for months and months, it can be a challenge to know what to bring on race day. This is where a running race day checklist comes in very handy! With all the excitement, fear and nerves, it can be easy to forget to take essential items with …

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Half marathon training plan for beginners: Run a half marathon in 12 weeks

The half marathon has seen a boom in popularity over the last decade, with more runners than ever taking part in the event. According to RunRepeat’s State of Running report, over 2.1 million runners completed a half marathon in 2018, making it the second most popular running event, with the 5k run being number one. …

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21 of the best motivational running quotes for race day

When you’ve trained for months, running a race of any distance is a huge achievement. Many runners like to use inspiring and motivational running quotes for race day to get them into the winning state of mind and across the finish line.  In fact, Strava’s largest ever study on running motivation found that the finish …

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When will running races start again? 5 important things to know

With the lifting of lockdown restrictions in the UK, many people are wondering when will running races start again.  March 2020 was the last time a large running event was able to take place ‘normally’. I participated in the Cambridge Half Marathon in early March and little did we know that a few weeks later …

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