Running

  • 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…

  • ‘I ran my own marathon during lockdown’

    ‘I ran my own marathon during lockdown’

    10 August 2020

    Busy mum Kate Wood decided to run a marathon during lockdown to have a positive focus and something to do because, by her own admission, she’s just not into baking. She talks about what inspired her and how it felt…

  • ASICS has created a new face cover for runners

    ASICS has created a new face cover for runners

    1 August 2020

    How do you feel when you try to run with a face mask? Is it uncomfortable? Despite the recent story of the GP who ran 22 miles with a face mask on to prove that it can be done and…

  • ‘I really wanted to challenge myself’

    ‘I really wanted to challenge myself’

    31 July 2020

    Carla Molinaro ran from Lands End to John O’Groats and smashed the current women’s world record. Christina Neal finds out why and how she did it and why some of her fuel consisted of pizza and sausages. Imagine having your…

  • Pass The Baton: A virtual global relay event

    Pass The Baton: A virtual global relay event

    23 July 2020

    Lockdown relay ‘Pass the Baton’ has attracted over 1,000 runners from 31 countries across all seven continents – raising £6,000 for UNICEF to date. You could get involved and do your bit for a very good cause. Pass the Baton…

  • Start running today!

    Start running today!

    20 July 2020

    New to running? Get started without finding it too demanding at first with our beginner’s training plan. Before you start, we recommend that you invest in a good pair of supportive trainers suitable for your running style. Visit a specialist…

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