Running

  • 7 good reasons to love trail running

    7 good reasons to love trail running

    23 November 2020

    Trail running can be tougher than pavement pounding – but your reward for the added effort is variety and a greater sense of excitement and escapism. Away from the traffic and the crowds, off-road outings are the perfect opportunity to…

  • 10 of the best marathons

    10 of the best marathons

    20 November 2020

    One day, mass participation events will return, and when they do, you may have your sights set on a marathon. Find your ideal marathon from our pick of 10 marathon races in the UK and abroad. Belfast City Marathon The…

  • 8 good reasons to run

    8 good reasons to run

    19 November 2020

    Weight loss, reduced risk of disease and less chance of getting Type 2 diabetes are just a few good reasons to run. Read on to find out why it’s a great past-time… Running is a great calorie burner and a…

  • 10 ways to get the most out of trail running

    10 ways to get the most out of trail running

    17 November 2020

    Running off-road can be a refreshing change from pounding the pavements and having to deal with pollution, pedestrians and buggies. It’s also a great way to get fit – but make sure you have the right kit and a good…

  • ‘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…