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Running by feel: 5 life-changing benefits of running without a watch

Many runners consider running with a watch sacrilege. Pace, heart rate and distance tracking are all important when it comes to running. Running by feel, however, is an entirely different story,  Running by feel is basically when you run without any sort of GPS tracking. You may be surprised to hear that there are many …

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Run happy: 6 mental health benefits of running

There are many mental health benefits of running and it’s a great way to improve your overall health and happiness. There’s no wonder then that many people have taken up running over the last 12 months to improve their overall health and wellbeing. According to a 2020 study on the impacts of the pandemic on …

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How to recover after a bad run: 8 ways to bounce back

Despite all the training, every run is not going to be an amazing experience. Beginner and advanced runners alike know what a bad run feels like, but there are ways to bounce back and recover after a bad run.  After days, months and weeks of training, you may feel frustrated and even disheartened to find …

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Morning stretches for runners: 6 simple moves every runner should do

A good morning routine can do wonders for your productivity and mental health. If you’re used to waking up and scrolling through Facebook or Instagram, then now is the time to try these morning stretches for runners to help you start your day the right way. Stretching is beneficial for runners as it aids recovery …

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7 actionable tips for running in the morning

Many runners have a love/hate relationship with running in the morning. Some runners love it, whilst others can’t stand the thought of it. Whatever camp you fall into, there are some actionable tips to make running in the morning that much easier. We all know that running in the morning, however beneficial, is not an …

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5 practicable tips to keep your running motivation during the pandemic

With face masks, social distancing, cancelled races and no Parkrun, it can be hard to keep your running motivation during the pandemic as we get used to the ‘new normal’.  If you’re struggling to keep your running motivation during the pandemic, then take solace in the fact that you’re not alone. Many runners will tell …

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Self-confidence and athletic performance: The one tip that professional athletes swear by

Self-confidence and athletic performance are intrinsically linked. You may feel your confidence comes and goes like the wind. One week you feel on top of the world, the next you struggle to even get out of the door. You’re not alone when it comes to self-confidence and athletic performance. Even elite and professional athletes have …

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What is plogging? 5 essential things you need to know about this latest fitness craze

Plogging is relatively new to the running and fitness community. But, what is plogging? Why should you try it? Here are the key things you need to know about this latest fitness craze. Over the last few years there has been a greater drive to fight plastic pollution. According to Our World in Data, over …

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Neck and shoulder pain when running: 6 quick fixes

Neck and shoulder pain while running is more common than you think. It can often be attributed to poor form or too much tension in the neck and shoulder muscles.  Many runners experience neck and shoulder pain while running to varying degrees. Many beginner runners over the years have asked me: Why does my left …

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