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Strength training workouts for runners: 6 of the best workout routines

There’s no doubt that strength training workouts for runners should be an integral part of any training plan if you’re looking to become a stronger and faster runner. For many runners when they first start out, it’s all too tempting to forget about any form of exercise that isn’t running. Whilst this is fine to …

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How to find the right running shoes: A complete guide

Knowing how to find the right running shoes can be tricky. Luckily there are some simple tips that you can follow to help you pick the perfect pair.  You may be at the stage where you have to pick your first pair of proper running shoes. Maybe you’ve recently started running, or you’ve signed up …

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6 of the best virtual running events

Thanks to the rise in virtual running events, it’s now possible to take part in some of the world’s biggest running challenges online. In this blog I’d like to highlight some of the best virtual running events. If your race has been cancelled and you’re trying to isolate yourself, then a virtual running challenge like …

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First half marathon tips: 11 things I wish I’d known before running my first half marathon

Your first half marathon can be a physical and mental roller coaster. Training for your first half marathon, let alone running it, is a huge mental and physical battle. When you’re running a half marathon for the first time, it can be daunting to know what to do and how to do it. The training …

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How to run a 2 hour half marathon + 7 training tips

Running a 2 hour half marathon is a huge achievement. Whether you’re training for your first half marathon or looking to achieve your next personal best, half marathon training can be gruelling. If you have just started your training, a sub-2 hour half marathon time may seem unachievable to you right now, but with the …

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How to pace your run: 4 simple tips for effective pacing

Effective pacing can make a huge difference to your race time. In this guide I’d like to share some tips on how to pace your run, with a view of lifting the lid on a running topic that can baffle some runners. Every runner has experienced it. You set off on your run feeling fresh …

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8 ways to run for longer without getting so tired

Endurance and stamina are incredibly important for runners. The ability to run for longer without getting so tired is an important skill to master. It pays off to be patient and consistent when it comes to training for longer distances. Whether you’re building up to a 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon, the key is …

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Everything you need to know about running the Cambridge Half Marathon

The Cambridge Half Marathon started in 2011 and 8 years later it is going from strength to strength. Here is everything you need to know about running the Cambridge Half Marathon. With over 10,000 runners in the 2019, it is one of the UK’s biggest races. With its flat course, it attracts runners from across …

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6 essential ways to recover after a half marathon

Congratulations on completing your half marathon! It’s important to recover after a half marathon. Whether it was your first or seventh race, there are steps you can take to reduce muscle soreness, rebuild your body’s fuel supply, and get back to your normal running and fitness routine sooner rather than later. There are different ways …

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