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Couch to 5k training plan: 7 essential things you need to know

For many runners, the Couch to 5k training plan is their first experience of running. It offers a fun and easy way in which to take up running and develop a life-long love of it. Couch to 5k is not about being fast or being able to run for miles and miles without stopping. The …

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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 as a runner. It pays off to be patient, consistent and persistent when it comes to training for longer distances. Whether you’re building up to a 5k, 10k, half marathon or …

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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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First 5k run: What to do before your first 5k race

So you’ve booked onto your first 5k race. Congratulations! Taking on your first 5k is exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time. If you’re wondering what to do before your first 5k race, this post has got you covered! All your hard work and training over the last few months has prepared you for …

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How to warm up properly before a 5k race: The essential 5k warm up routine

A warm up is integral to any race – whether you’re running a 5k, 10k or half marathon. As with any race distance, it’s important to warm up properly before a 5k race to avoid injury and set yourself up for success. But what exactly should you be doing as part of the warm up …

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How to practice mindful running: 6 top tips

Mindfulness has become a hot topic over the last few years. With our lives becoming increasingly busy, a lot of people are looking for ways to live in the present. This is where the practice mindful running comes in. Directed meditation combined with running or walking is becoming increasingly popular within the running community as …

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