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Dynamic stretches for runners: 9 exercises to do before a run

The warm up is essential before any run as it prepares your body for the run ahead. A proper warm up will raise your body temperature and increase blood flow to your muscles, therefore making you less susceptible to injury and muscle soreness after your run. Dynamic stretching is a key part of a warm …

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What is proper running form? 5 key principles of proper running form and technique

There are many components that make up proper running form and technique. Many runners don’t think about their form and technique when they start running, whilst this is fine to begin with, you may want to give more thought to how you run.  Proper running form and technique is important because, if done incorrectly, it …

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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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How to prevent knee pain when running: 5 actionable tips

Runner’s knee is one of the most common running injuries. While sustained physical activity like running is a cause of the syndrome, there are also individual factors that can predispose individuals to this condition. In this blog, I’d like to share tips on how to prevent knee pain when running.  Despite having many physical and …

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The ultimate beginner 10k training plan

Many runners go on to run a 10k having completed a 5k – it’s the natural next milestone on their running journey. My beginner 10k training plan is aimed at new runners looking to increase their mileage. It’s also great for more advanced runners looking for a gentle schedule. Before I share my training plan, …

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How to start running again: 5 tips for returning to running after an injury

Injury is unfortunately an inevitable side effect of running, and returning to running after an injury can be tough. No matter how many precautions you take, common running injuries like shin splints and runner’s knee can rear their ugly head.  A 2015 study on injuries in runners found that women were at lower risk than …

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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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