Running

  • ‘I’m just hoping to finish the London Marathon’

    ‘I’m just hoping to finish the London Marathon’

    3 October 2020

    Jasmine Barnett is 28 and has two young sons. She’s a self-employed childminder from Pontefract West Yorkshire and is running the London Marathon after losing a lot of weight and recovering from a rare form of leukaemia. What made you…

  • How to ace the London Marathon

    How to ace the London Marathon

    2 October 2020

    The London Marathon will be a very different experience this year, with no crowds to cheer participants and runners having the freedom to choose their own virtual route anywhere in the UK. Motivation and a strong race strategy will both…

  • Last minute marathon tips

    Last minute marathon tips

    21 September 2020

    Signed up for a virtual marathon and now worried you won’t be ready? What you do in the last four to six weeks before race-day will be key to your performance says Christina Neal. Got a virtual marathon coming up…

  • Why virtual races are popular

    Why virtual races are popular

    19 September 2020

    With numerous races cancelled, virtual events are keeping competitive folks fit. Don’t be fooled into thinking they’re just here to tide you over until races resume – they can truly motivate and inspire you, says Sarah Sellens. Virtual races used…

  • Seven good reasons to use the treadmill

    Seven good reasons to use the treadmill

    12 September 2020

    Runners often hear that the treadmill isn’t the same as running outside, as you don’t have to brave the elements. This may be true, but don’t be too quick to dismiss the many benefits of using one. Here are seven…

  • Five reasons your feet hurt when you run

    Five reasons your feet hurt when you run

    5 September 2020

    Running pain-free is one of life’s great joys and a great run leaves us feeling on top of the world. On the other hand, feeling pain in your feet when you run can be hugely frustrating and could even put…

  • New ‘lockdown’ runners want to keep on running

    New ‘lockdown’ runners want to keep on running

    2 September 2020

    Since lockdown began, the UK has experienced a running boom, with the RunKeeper™ app data showing that more of us ran, more often than during the same period in 2019 with there being a 13 per cent increase in active…

  • The Great North Run goes virtual

    The Great North Run goes virtual

    19 August 2020

    The Virtual Great North Run will see runners all over the world complete 13.1 miles on 13th September, the day the 40th staging of the iconic half marathon was scheduled to take place. Working with app provider viRace, the organisers have…

  • 6 questions to ask yourself before you run a marathon

    6 questions to ask yourself before you run a marathon

    16 August 2020

    Do you dream of running a marathon? Don’t underestimate the challenge and achievement of running 26.2 miles – it takes a lot of commitment. Whether you plan to do an organised race next year or a virtual challenge you should…