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A Complete Guide To The Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k Whether you're looking for your first running event, a goal to increase your pace or to take on a challenge for something that’s close to your heart, Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k is the perfect event to be your greatest. Running Through The Winter Keeping moving and running through the winter months can be both rewarding and fun when you follow these few basic tips and keep yourself both safe and healthy along the way How Does Gait Analysis Help Me As A Runner? Gait analysis can identify bad habits which can lead to injury. Here is our handy guide from physiotherapist and runner Jenny Blizard Getting Your Feet Fit For Running COMPEED® is working with Consultant Podiatrist Emma Supple to give you the very best advice on avoiding blisters. Here’s how to make sure your feet last the distance. Case Studies: Shin Splints – How To Prevent Them Shin splints have been causing problems for runners of all abilities for many years now. Here, physiotherapist Paul Noble talks us through how he successfully got one runner back to full fitness. 13 Times The Great Manchester Run Gave Us All The Feels Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run is a running event like no other; with the world’s greatest athletes and most inspirational people taking on the streets of Manchester together. 7 Great Things About Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run The Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run returns on Sunday 28 April with a choice between a half marathon and a marathon through the heart of historic Scotland. Here's why you should choose Stirling in 2019 10 Things You Might Not Have Known About A Marathon Here are ten facts about the 26.2mile event that you might not know! 7 Benefits Of Running Ever wondered why so many people run? Here are some amazing benefits for your health. Blow Off The Cobwebs This Autumn To keep you going until the 2019 event season kicks off in January, check out our tips to keep you running this Autumn. 16 Times You'll Be Entertained In Portsmouth From live bands to cheering busses to the all-important jelly babies, this year we have more than 16 entertainment points across the 10 mile course… that’s roughly one every half mile! Case Studies: Dealing With An ITB Injury The iliotibial band – otherwise known as an ITB or an IT band – is a source of problems for many of our runners which is caused by a number of issues. Here, physiotherapist Paul Noble talks us through one runner’s problems and his pathway to fitness What to Expect from the Great South Run Saturday Events The day before the world’s biggest 10 mile running event, thousands of runners soak up the electric atmosphere by taking part in the Simplyhealth Great South 5k, the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great South Run and the Simplyhealth Canine Run. Five Tips On Running Up Hills To many hills are the enemy, they’re a hindrance, standing in the way of fast times, a burden to be endured, a muscle-sapping, lung-bursting experience 10 Reasons To Run The Simplyhealth Great South Run Here are our 10 reasons to run the Simplyhealth Great South Run, the world's biggest and best 10 mile run. Pre-Run Stretching Sarah Harradine (thatsquatbot), personal trainer and blogger, is here to talk you through a series of stretches to help you look after your everyday health and make the most of life, in partnership with Simplyhealth Post-Run Stretching At Home Sarah Harradine (thatsquatbot), personal trainer and blogger, is here to talk you through a series of stretches to help you look after your everyday health and make the most of life, in partnership with Simplyhealth Your Simplyhealth Stretch Zone Sarah Harradine (thatsquatbot), personal trainer and blogger, is here to talk you through a series of stretches to help you look after your everyday health and make the most of life, in partnership with Simplyhealth Stretching To Reduce The Risk Of Injury Sarah Harradine (thatsquatbot), personal trainer and blogger, is here to talk you through a series of stretches to help you look after your everyday health and make the most of life, in partnership with Simplyhealth Stretches For Your Hamstrings And Calves Sarah Harradine (thatsquatbot), personal trainer and blogger, is here to talk you through a series of stretches to help you look after your everyday health and make the most of life, in partnership with Simplyhealth Stretches For Your Quads And Hip Flexors Sarah Harradine (thatsquatbot), personal trainer and blogger, is here to talk you through a series of stretches to help you look after your everyday health and make the most of life, in partnership with Simplyhealth Stretches For Your Hips And Glutes Sarah Harradine (thatsquatbot), personal trainer and blogger, is here to talk you through a series of stretches to help you look after your everyday health and make the most of life, in partnership with Simplyhealth Great North Run | On the day There will be loads to see and do before, during and after your run so here’s an idea of what to look out for. Five Top Tips From A Runner Dietitian Eating well is vital to getting the most out of yourself as a runner but nutrition can be a complex topic with many conflicting opinions. Here are five helpful tips that will help you to get the most out of your own nutrition KEEPING COOL IN FANCY DRESS Every year we see hundreds of you dressing up for your chosen charities. So whether you’re wearing an inflatable T-Rex costume or a Panda onesie, we have some tips on how to get round without having to ditch the outfit after mile 1.